Hey, there, Mama!

Pregnancy is a remarkable journey filled with joy, excitement, and anticipation. As you embark on this incredible path toward motherhood, one beautiful way to capture and cherish every moment is through pregnancy journaling. In this blog, we'll explore the art of pregnancy journaling and provide you with some valuable tips to make this experience even more special.

Pregnancy is a unique and transformative period in a woman's life. It's a time of growth, both physically and emotionally, as you prepare to welcome your little one into the world. Pregnancy journaling allows you to document this beautiful journey, preserving memories and emotions that you'll cherish for a lifetime. Start by selecting a journal that resonates with you. It could be a beautifully designed maternity journal or a simple notebook. What matters most is that it feels right to you. The journal will become a canvas for your thoughts, feelings, and memories.

Set aside some time each day or week to write in your pregnancy journal. Consistency helps you track your emotional and physical changes throughout your pregnancy. You can reflect on your experiences, your baby's development, and your growing excitement as you plan for parenthood.

Use your pregnancy journal to record important milestones. Write about your first ultrasound, the first time you felt your baby kick, or the moment you and your partner decided on a name. Include details like the date, location, and any emotions you experienced. Pregnancy is a rollercoaster of emotions, and your journal is a safe space to express them all. Share your joys, fears, and hopes. Write letters to your unborn baby, telling them about your dreams and the love you already feel for them.

Enhance your pregnancy journal with photographs that capture the physical transformation you're going through. Consider scheduling a maternity photoshoot with a professional photographer who specializes in newborn photography! These pictures will beautifully complement your journal, telling the visual story of your pregnancy. Don't hesitate to share your pregnancy journal with your loved ones or even create a private blog or social media account to document your pregnancy journey. You'll find that many other women are going through similar experiences and can offer support and advice.

Once your baby arrives, your pregnancy journal becomes a precious keepsake. You can share these memories with your child when they're old enough to appreciate the incredible journey you went through together.

Pregnancy journaling is a powerful way to connect with your emotions, your partner, and your baby. It's a celebration of the joy of planning parenthood. So, go ahead, start your journal, and let it be a reflection of the incredible journey you're on. Remember, every moment is worth documenting.

If you're interested in capturing the visual journey of your pregnancy through the lens of a professional photographer, please reach out! I specialize in newborn photography and would love to help you create lasting memories of this beautiful time in your life.

Wishing you a joyful and memorable pregnancy journey,


Samantha Ann Photo provides newborn photography in Swansboro, NC (Onslow County) for busy moms who want a stress-free and luxury portrait experience. Also offering family, maternity, and baby photography, our studio is located in the heart of Swansboro serving families from surrounding areas such as Jacksonville, NC, Hubert, Pelletier, Emerald Isle, Cape Carteret, Cedar Point, Havelock, and Morehead City. 

We offer a high-end, full service experience including a pre-session consultation, exclusive access to our curated studio wardrobe, and same-day image viewing. Uniquely to us, our clients view their captures same day and can choose what best fits their family from an array of heirloom albums, custom wall galleries, and digital images are included with wall art purchases. If you are searching for a comfortable, safe experience with stunning heirlooms for your family, we can't wait to serve you!