If I’m looking a little less than tickled in this photo, it’s because I photographed myself for half an hour straight in a small, hot room in the upstairs of my house after I got home from work. I’m a little uncomfortable… which isn’t to say I’m not enjoying myself anyway.
This image was actually a pleasant surprise in post-processing: it wasn’t until I messed with this initially-underexposed image (with a bounce flash that was meant for fill) that I thought about tweaking it into a high-key, high-contrast portrait. That’s not my M.O. — but I’m pleased with how it turned out.
I’ve posted some more of my maternity self-portraits in a set on Flickr.