San Salvador, 2009. The arrival of your first child is nerve-wracking, full of fear, dreams and above all, hope that all will go well. Nothing is ready, you don’t know if you will be able to care for the child or not, you don’t know if you’re preparing well; however, the overwhelming feeling of happiness from the pregnancy exceeds any fear. When Karen learned that she was finally expecting her first child, she decided she wanted to document every moment of the pregnancy. Above all, she wanted to convey the love that she and her husband felt while waiting for little Mariana. They wanted to show their daughter that no matter how much they had to prepare, there was nothing that their protection and love could not overcome.
Photographer: Libby Renée Espinoza Aguilar, El Salvador