What To Expect When You’re Expecting

Bria came by yesterday for another maternity shoot. She’s one of my favorite people on the planet, and it’s very cool to see the changes in her body since her last visit.

Our shoots are always fun, and this one was no exception. We got to hang out for a bit before we started shooting, just catching up and talking about babies and kids and pregnancies and spouses and baby pee. And, as always, silliness ensued. We’d taken a couple of shots for The Book Club last time she was here, but we weren’t thrilled with the results and decided to try again when she was a bit further along.


Mama, Soon


I think we’re both much happier with these results.



To repeat the disclaimer, this is a project about re-discovery. It’s about remembering who I am, what I’m about, what I love and what I do not. Fair warning, this project will be posted here rather than at my SFW site because there will be nudity from time to time. Some of it will be of me, some not, some artistic and pretty to look at, some just raw.

I don’t intend to think of something every day and then shoot it, though I may do that sometimes, too. But sometimes I will just shoot, and then find something about myself in the frames and post about that thing, whatever it is.

All my #365SelfDiscovery posts will be filed here.


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Louis Shackleton is a boudoir, portrait, art, event, and wildlife photographer formerly based in Wilmington, NC and now traveling the continent in his 2001 VW Passat named Gypsy.

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