I don’t know if I’m trying to make up for my lack of an identifiable baby bump at nearly 19 weeks, or if I simply adore the pregnant silhouette, but I can’t stop looking at (pinning, favorite-ing, bookmarking) maternity photos. Or rather, photos of pregnant women—I like the less formal approach.
Including the professionally arranged and also the spur-of-the-moment shot, here are a handful of my favorite, unusual and beautiful pregnancy photos. I want one just like all of them.
Soft and Bright 1 of 9Photo by Eri/e*airfuly
Aside from its unusual crop, this photo is airy, bright and beautiful.
Real and Tender: 2 of 9Photo by Ryan Condor
Whether or not the pose is planned, the natural light, rumpled sheets and everyday wear make this one a once-in-a-lifetime shot.
Classic, Timeless 3 of 9Photo by Kelly Hicks Photography
It doesn't matter when this photo was taken. The silhouette will always be pretty, and the ponytail gives it a little fun.
Pretty and Familiar 4 of 9Photo by Olivia de Brito
A real, raw, and peaceful moment--captured with atmosphere.
Sparkle and Fade 5 of 9Photo by Aura Joon
Posed but not unnatural, and pretty with the effects of light.
Pregnancy as Art 6 of 9Photo by Anna Rummey
Cool angles, interesting lines, nice textures and a round belly: frame it.
Ethereal 7 of 9Photo by Deb Schwedhelm Photography
This lovely woman looks like a pregnant goddess--toned down and natural.
Simple, Smart 8 of 9Photo by Ashley Skjaveland Photography
Bright and thoughtful with an interesting depth of field: focus on the belly.
Just a Glimpse 9 of 9Photo by Annie McElwain Photography
I love this seemingly stolen glance into the behind-the-scenes life of a pregnant woman.
Image credits and links:
“Soft and Bright” image by Eri/e*airfuly
“Real and Tender” image by Ryan Condor for Kelly Breslin
“Classic, Timeless” image by Kelly Hicks
“Pretty and Familiar” image by Olivia de Brito
“Sparkle and Fade” image by Aura Joon
“Pregnancy as Art” image by Anna Rummey
“Ethereal” image by Deb Schwedhelm
“Simple and Smart” image by Ashley Skjaveland
“Just a Glimpse” image by by Annie McElwain