If you're stumped at how to introduce your lovely lady lumps — or if you just need a good mid-pregnancy belly laugh — these unexpected maternity pics are a big win. These photos go out to all the moms who never fail to find humor in their pregnancies, or at the very least, enjoy laughing along with the other moms who do.
Because having a baby doesn't have to be so serious, our fave over-the-top maternity shots can help to put everything in perspective:
Photographer Patrice Laroche had fun in this series of maternity photos with the mother of his child, Sandra, as he documented her pregnancy as he “pumped” up her growing baby bump until… poof! Their baby daughter Justine arrived! This is such a fun way to capture each stage of the pregnancy!
This is such a gorgeous shot of a pregnant mom underwater, with the silhouette of her baby bump framed against the blue water. I’m not only impressed that she was able to maintain this pose in the water, but how did she keep her face from looking scrunched up and weird? Perhaps she really is a Mommy Mermaid…
These maternity photos are gorgeous — and we have to give serious props to the expecting mom who bared (almost) all in the snowy landscape in Alaska. “Everyone worked in tandem: One person was handling the flash, someone would keep her wrapped in coats while I was testing the lights and composition, another person would give fabrics a flow, and once everything was ready for a scene, I’d give a signal to reveal the mom,” said Ed Hafizov, creative director and photographer at Zorz Studios. “I shot for about 10 to 20 seconds, then she was wrapped up again and given a hot drink from a thermos while I was analyzing the output or preparing to the next scene.”
“Our babies inspire us even before they're born. This mommy-to-be hadn't been on point for 10 years, but she was determined to try again as a special gift to her little girl,” said Sophie Kormos of Michael Kormos Photography. “I'm sure this image will hold a special place in Mommy's heart, as well as her little ballerina's.”
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