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Show Off Your Bump: 9 DIY Photos, A Very Inspiring Way To Document Your Pregnancy

I was beyond thrilled when an email from Vana Chupp of Le Papier Studio popped into my inbox last week. Vana is the silhouette queen. Her book, Silhouette Art is a masterpiece and Vana truly is beyond inspiring. Especially when I first saw the way she documented her pregnancy. Talk about, perfection. It’s probably one the cutest things I’ve ever seen when it comes to documenting your bump. And just think, it’s completely DIY. 

The inspiration for her project? 

“I started this project as a way to document my growing baby bump. Each month I would take my picture in front of the mirror and draw the silhouette from it. At the end, I framed each silhouette into a collage form in the nursery wall. I continued the project with the birth of John. I draw his silhouette each month – I will continue until he turns 24 months old. All pictures were taken by me using my iPhone camera. They are all black and white and taken at the same location.”  - Vana

After the jump, get seriously inspired with this adorable way to document your bump and baby too!
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  • 18.5 Weeks 1 of 9
    18.5 Weeks
    Vana first started documenting her adorable bump at almost 19 weeks.
  • Week 23 2 of 9
    Week 23
    After hearing babies heartbeat the day before, you can just see the happiness on Vana's face. Such a sweet moment as she looks down at her growing bump.
  • Week 27, Brotherly LOVE 3 of 9
    Week 27, Brotherly LOVE
    This week, Vana snapped two photos, the first with her sweet oldest son, Niko who calls the baby his "sweetie pie" and can't wait to be a big brother. How cute!
  • Week 27 4 of 9
    Week 27
    Vana is all about the sweets. She claims cravings lots of them and Pepsi too!
  • Week 32 5 of 9
    Week 32
    8 weeks to go!
  • Week 36 6 of 9
    Week 36
    It's almost time! John Andrew will be arriving soon as this is Vana's last bump photo.
  • First Month Silhoutte 7 of 9
    First Month Silhoutte
    I couldn't resist. I just had to share a few of John's first silhouettes captured by his amazing Mom.
  • Monthly Silhouettes 8 of 9
    Monthly Silhouettes
    Each month, Vana has captured how John has grown with a monthly silhouette. Here is months 1, 2, 3 and 4.
  • Five Months! 9 of 9
    Five Months!
    And his latest, just taken a few weeks ago, five months and counting! I would LOVE to do this with my little one, but I am not sure if I can do it. Vana is pretty brilliant!

You can stay-up-to date with her month-by-month silhouettes here on her blog, Le Papier Stuido. Make sure you follow her Pinterest boards for serious inspiration, check out her amazing shop, like her on Facebook and tweet with her on Twitter! 

Expecting? If you want to be considered and show off your bump send 8-10 photos from your maternity shoot to casi@cupcakemag.com. We’d love for you to including how many weeks pregnant, gender, name if you have one picked out, 1st, 2nd, etc. baby, cravings, and well anything you want us to know about your bump and pregnancy! We are happy to have photographers participate too but please make sure you have permission from clients prior to sending images.

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