Instead of posing in a flowing gown or in a milk bath surrounded by flowers, Lauren Ferris opted for a maternity shoot that reflected the reality of her pregnancy journey: staying active at a CrossFit sudio.
Lauren credits an amazing first birth experience with her son, Connor, to staying active with CrossFit during her pregnancy. This time around she's continued working out with her husband and 2-year-old, so Lauren enlisted the help of JoAn Marrero of From Labor to Love to capture her maternity photos where she and her family spend much of their time. "I love giving my clients the types of photos they want. It's my job to listen to their needs and bring them to life through my lens," JoAnn told POPSGUAR Moms. "This is her life, her story. I'm capturing these memories and in doing so, preserving their history, which is so important to me."
JoAnn said Lauren works out at least four times a week and that she and her husband bring Connor with them to the gym — complete with his own toy weights — twice a week. "Overall both Lauren and I want to inspire other mothers and mothers-to-be to stay fit during pregnancy, to stay safe with their routine, making modifications to fit the growing needs of their bodies," JoAnn added.
Check out the motivational and breathtaking photos ahead.