Inspired by another joint maternity shoot on our baby blog last year, these besties – who not only are pregnant at the same time, but also got married within a month of one another – decided to take best friend maternity photos while on an annual girls trip/babymoon. Malaga, Spain served as the beautiful backdrop for the maternity photoshoot, captured by Anna Goryacheva. But the beautiful mothers to-be, hardly needed a pretty setting to produce beautiful maternity photos. They are both stunning and radiant as ever! Below Jingyi shares how she and Kary met and how they decided on taking best friend maternity photos. We say, why not?!
Jingyi says, Kary and I have been best friends when we met in Medical school when we were 18 years old. Since then we have travelled to many cities together, and try to make an annual trip somewhere around the world each year. We also lived with one another for a few years and luckily for us, that just brought us closer! =)
Two years ago, we got engaged within literally 5 days of one another. She stood by my side as my MOH as I said my ‘I do’s’ in California last year. I then returned the favor a few months later as her MOH as she celebrated her wedding in the Amalfi coast.
I was already pregnant whilst we were traveling to celebrate her birthday in New York earlier in May and remember feeling quite sick, but didn’t want to spoil anything, so I decided not to mention it to her. However, a few weeks later, even before I had a chance to tell her, she told me that she was also pregnant! What a happy coincidence that we are pregnant within one month of one another! boy for me, Girl for her, and we have already decided that they will be besties!
I actually saw a post from Inspired by This of the cutest friends maternity shoot earlier in the year and joked to Kary that we should do the same if we were ever pregnant at the same time! So when we decided to ditch tradition and go on babymoon with one another (instead of our husbands! lol) to Malaga last month, we planned to do a maternity shoot together.
Anna is a photographer whom moved from Ukraine to Malaga with her husband around 1 year ago. I found her on Instagram after lusting after her beautiful yet classic portraits. We decided to go around the old city first, then to a nearby beach which Anna had suggested. It brought such a contrast to the photos and we both had so much fun with Anna. The photos turned out so lovely and we were blessed with a stunning sunset after heavy rainfalls just the weekend before.
How cute are they!? Doesn’t everyone want to best friend maternity photos?