Thursday, January 27, 2011

maternity photos

So, I'm pretty sure at some point (maybe between 25-30 weeks- before I am a total whale) I want to get some maternity photos taken. Even if we just take them ourselves, I want to remember this time and what I looked like.

I've seen some really beautiful maternity photos, that I'd love to recreate. I'm not a fan of showing my bare belly in them, so that probably won't be a picture we take, but just something simple.

That said, I know what I DON'T want to do:

Wow, I would have liked to be in the room when they were like "Oh, you know what we need in this photo? A dirty TIRE! That totally says "impending new arrival" to me.

Or, "Hey, I feel sexiest when I'm dressed in a garbage bag, so we HAVE to make sure we do one where that's all I'm wearing. Also, please kiss me awkwardly. Also, the locale has to be a gross swamp like place."

Umm...... what?

What do you think she's trying to say in this photo? "Don't take another step, or the watermelon gets it?"

Oh dear god! My eyes! I may have gone blind by looking at this picture.
So there you have it. I may not know exactly what I DO want in my little maternity photo shoot, but I sure as heck know what I DON'T want.
*All of these photos and many more, found here.


  1. oh my goodness! this post made me laugh! I am SURE your maternity photos will be much classier :)

  2. Wow, those are... special.

    They're pretty famous now so you've probably seen them, but the first maternity series on the Pacing the Panic Room blog has the best and sweetest maternity photos I've ever seen.