Being Pregnant & CrossFit – Check Out These Photos

The Connecticut-based fit mom, 29, shot a series of photos of her second pregnancy at a CrossFit studio, joined by her 2-year-old son Connor and her husband, who is also a CrossFit enthusiast.

“CrossFit is something I’ve done four to five times a week for the past five years, and I did it all through my first pregnancy,” Ferris says. “I thought, if I’m going to do it through another pregnancy, I think it would be really cool to have pictures and memories of it.

So Ferris enlisted photographer to capture her pregnancy in the unique setting.

“I wanted to capture Lauren’s personality and her lifestyle,” Marrero tells PEOPLE of the beautiful monochromatic images she shot. “She and her family live a healthy, fit life, and she loves going to CrossFit. I want other people to see the raw beauty in being pregnant and how helpful it is to stay in shape not only for wellness, but for stress relief, shorter labor times, easier pushing, emotional wellness during childbirth and a much quicker recovery.”