Mother’s Day is just two short weeks away. Instead of gifting mom another piece of jewelry or a trinket, why not give a gift that lasts? An elegant maternity photoshoot will delight any expecting mother. And it’s a way to shower her with luxury and a feeling of empowerment for the season she’s in—and for the years of parenthood to come.

A pregnant woman celebrates Mother's Day. A pregnant woman in white. An elegant maternity photoshoot of a pregnant mother.

“It is true

I was created in you.

It is also true

That you were created for me.

I owned your voice.

It was shaped and tuned to soothe me.

Your arms were molded

Into a cradle to hold me, to rock me.

The scent of your body was the air

Perfumed for me to breathe.



During those early, dearest days

I did not dream that you had

A large life which included me,

For I had a life

Which was only you.”

This excerpt from Maya Angelou’s “Mother, A Cradle to Hold Me” captures the beauty of pregnancy. When a woman’s belly is swollen and her joints ache, it’s also true that her arms are forming to the shape of a newborn and her heart is growing to welcome a new little one. These photos from some of our recent favorite maternity shoots embody that spirit of preparation.

A maternity photo of a woman in jeans. An elegant maternity photoshoot. A pregnant woman cuddles with her husband.

The poem ends with affectionate gratitude:

“Mother, I have learned enough now

To know I have learned nearly nothing.

On this day

When mothers are being honored,

Let me thank you

That my selfishness, ignorance, and mockery

Did not bring you to

Discard me like a broken doll

Which had lost its favor.

I thank you that

You still find something in me

To cherish, to admire and to love.


I thank you, Mother.

I love you.”

pregnant woman in white underwear poses in lying down pose

Elegant Maternity Photoshoot Gift Certificate for Mother’s Day

We love mothers at Miette Photography, and we’d love to see your significant other in the studio while she’s expecting. Contact us to learn about gift certificate options. Let’s make this Mother’s Day the best one yet!

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