1. Don't be a douche.
Ok, so what I mean by this is, if you treat others - fellow bloggers, brands and followers alike, with kindness and respect, it will come back to you tenfold. Behaving rudely towards others will come full circle. People talk. Treat others the way you want to be treated.
If you scroll back through my Instagram feed you'll notice that I have a thing for silhouette images. They became my favourite way to document my third pregnancy and continued on as a way to document certain stages of my post partum experience too. They've almost become a signature style of mine, they were even featured on 'Baby Centre' (click here to read article) towards the end of the pregnancy. I love the simplicity. I love the timelessness of the black and white, and I loved how easy they were to create.
There's no need for fancy equipment, or to spend hundreds of dollars on a photographer. They can be created by you, in the comfort of your own home - not an ounce of make up or fake tan required. You can be as bold as you like - I adore my pregnant body, and set about creating images of that alone (I have since continued this with my post partum body, as it's something I wish to remember, every lump, bump and wrinkle), so I wore as little as possible to capture this. However, that isn't to everyones' taste. You can still create stunning images with the use of fitted clothing, or something loose and flowing. You can still create gorgeous images while wearing your favourite ball gown (you know, if you have one), if you choose to. It's entirely up to you.
Behind the blog...
‘The Mummysomniac’ is a lifestyle, motherhood and most recently, pregnancy blog, founded in 2015 by Kirsty McKenzie. She’s a mum of three, blogging about the highs and lows of motherhood, with a straight forward and honest approach, as well as a little bit of humour. Kirsty is passionate about sharing the realities of #MumLife, not the cookie cutter, high gloss version