I am 100% obsessed with pregnancy and babies! Multiple babies are my favourite!
When my Partner came home one day and told me that he had a client in for a pregnancy massage and she had 3 BABIES in her belly, I freaked! I begged him to ask this super human growing wonder woman if I could contact her about a Photo shoot. ASAP!
Much to my elation she obliged and her name was Leo. A super cool name too.
I like to theme my shoots to be meaningful and bespoke for each client. Leo lives at the bottom of Faringdon Folly and loves to unwind and walk there with her Husband. We felt this was the perfect place to shoot as we wanted somewhere out in amongst nature, we wanted the shoot to be laid back but to give off powerful vibe. The Folly, in my opinion has a tremendous sense of power. When you are up there you feel like Queen of the world, looking out over spectacular views of Oxfordshire, Wiltshire & Gloucestershire.
In my opinion there is nothing more powerful and beautiful than a woman in the full bloom of pregnancy. Growing a human being is the most amazing accomplishment, EVER. The very pinnacle of femininity and this woman had that x3!
We did a recce up there together a week before the shoot with my faithful companion Juno (my Golden Retriever) and chatted over the amazing story behind her pregnancy. This lady was on the cusp of giving up on her quest for Motherhood, her and her Husband were just about to jet off to across the world on a sabbatical when the powers above decided to intervene and give them 3 miracles all at once instead. Jet setting was now out of the question.
Leo is a non-identical twin (this itself fascinates me), so obviously possesses this amazing genetic gift to have twins herself. It seems this must have happened PLUS one of those embryos split also making her pregnant with IDENTICLE twins boys and a non identical baby girl too. Amazing!
We used 3 balloons to represent these babies, Blue, Green and Pink. It was very windy and cloudy which added to the drama of the shots so we were able to get some cracking moody skies and Super woman style ‘cape’ flowing.
Leo was 29 weeks pregnant on this shoot but easily the size of a single full term pregnancy. She was wonderful. She insisted on trying lots of rather daring poses such as climbing onto half fallen trees. I was very nervous, but she insisted. She seems like one determined lady who I’m sure is usually EVEN MORE adventurous and active when not harvesting a whole family inside her body.
I was full of questions, curious to know how prepared she was for this looming litter of babies. Leo kindly invited me into her home to see a few of her preparations including a 2 tier triple pram. I like prams, maybe I’m weird but I found this fascinating
I left with an incredible excited feeling for this lady I hardly knew. Having experienced the wondrous whirlwind of a newborn baby myself 3 years ago I could hardly comprehend what 3 at once would feel like but one thing I was sure of is that if anyone could ace it, it would be this Super Woman.
I cannot WAIT to shoot the babies soon! (Triplet Photo shoot here)