“Years of Waiting and You’re Almost Here” is a self-portrait created by Sylwia Ok, CPP, during her 35th week of pregnancy. “My road to motherhood has been long and bumpy,” she says. “It took six years and four lost pregnancies, but I never gave up hope and faith that it would happen.” She set her camera on a tripod in the hallway of her home and positioned it at an angle that would block direct light from the window and far enough away from the door to make it seem like the viewer was peeking into the room. “It took about 60 exposures to create the portrait I had in mind with the right body angle and facial expression,” she says. Sylwia Ok Photography is based in Pasadena, Maryland, and specializes in newborn and maternity portraiture.