When I was pregnant with my son, I wanted to document every second of being with child. While it seems unnecessary now, I was adamant that I wanted to cherish each moment forever.
I took hundreds of pictures of my baby bump and updated all my family and friends as time went on.
When I was about seven months pregnant, my husband and I planned to get professional maternity photos taken. These pictures are treasured by us, and plenty of other couples feel the same way.
These images hold sentimental value, where both parents and children can look back and see where the journey of life all began.
Some people go beyond just taking snapshots, and film their experience, like YouTube vloggers Rich and Jazzy.
They film their adventures of raising their young daughter, Reign, and share their trials and tribulations of everyday life with the public.
With nearly 30,000 subscribers, viewers have been a part of every major event of the couple's lives, including when Rich planned a surprise marriage proposal.
The adorable couple had been together for more than eight years when Rich decided to pop the question.
Nearly nine months pregnant, Jazzy decided to have a maternity photo shoot, but unbeknownst to his soon-to-be fiancee, Rich had planned to combine the event with a surprise proposal.
"So, Jasmine’s in there [getting her makeup done…] She thinks that we’re going for a maternity shoot. But, in fact, this is much bigger than that. This is actually an engagement shoot," Rich said in the video.
“I’ve had her ring, and I’ve been trying to think of how I can give it to her, because she claims, for years now, she’s going to see it coming a mile away," he added. "She’s going to know when I’m about to propose, and it won’t be a surprise… But I’m thinking she’s going to be pretty surprised.”
Dressed in a gorgeous open gown and dapper suit, the couple brought their toddler along to get their pictures taken in front of a waterfall.
After the family took a few snapshots, the photographers - who were in on Rich's plan - asked Jazzy to turn around. She did so without question, not knowing the biggest surprise of her life was only a few seconds away.