Expecting her first child has come with a host of emotions for DeVika and she wanted to capture this special time in her life. Most overwhelming has been the complet unconditional love and adoration she already feels for a person she has not even met yet, nor does she even know if this little love she is so smitten with is a boy or a girl. But DeVika believes life is a story and what better way to begin this new story than by capturing it from the very beginning. Sadly, DeVika's lovely hubby, Mark, was not able to come to the shoot as we had to reschedule so many times due to weather, and on the day that it was sunny, Mark was buys, but in retrospect, DeVika thinks this may have been a blessing, for she feels the images express her personal bond and connection she has with her unborn child and although this feeling is something she has not been able to express in words, she feels these images capture it precisely.
DeVika's paternal grandmother sadly passed away in 2009 and this baby would have been her first great grandchild. Keeping her grandmother close to her, as well as close to her unborn child, during this process was immensely important to DeVika. One of the last things her grandmother gave DeVika was her wedding dress which represents a very happy moment for her husband and her, and to some extent, her grandmother's presence in their lives forever. The expecting mother brought her dress to the shoot in the hopes of somehow incorporating it even though she obviously could not wear it while so heavily pregnant. I wrapped her gorgeous dress around her bump, enveloping the baby in all that happiness and everlasting love and I simply adore the result.
DeVika brought along loads of pearls for the shoot - some were from her beloved grandmother and others were loaned to her by Mark's Aunt Janet, who they are sure will be instrumental in their child's life. An extremely important aspect of raising their child is keeping family close at all times, no matter how far away they are.
DeVika's grandmother also gave her this beautiful and deeply sentimental emerald ring. While pregnant, DeVika's wedding rings no longer fit her finger so she wore this special ring to hold the place of all that love.
I was so excited when DeVika brought along the scan - these funny little print outs always make it so real - that there really is a person actually growing inside, and it is not just a beautiful bulbous bump on its own!
DeVika - I love these images we made together and so I am so so happy that my art form and creativity matched so perfectly what you had wanted to evoke in these photos. It means so much to me that we were able to achieve that ideal and I really appreciate your total trust in my artistic vision. Wishing you much love and luck with the birth and look forward to meeting the little love bug for our newborn session! xxxx