I’m not a huge fan of maternity pictures. I find it very uncomfortable when I go to someone’s house and there are mostly naked pictures of the woman plastered all over the walls to for everyone to see. I think it’s a bit bizarre that someone would want intimate pictures with everyone who knocks at their door.

I also don’t understand why someone would want to have these scantily clad pictures taken when they are swollen. When I was pregnant I looked like I had an allergic reaction to a bee sting and everything from my face to my ankles were twice the size they normally were. The last thing I wanted to do was immortalize the way I looked then and I certainly didn’t feel attractive. I felt like an angry hippo.

Obviously not all women feel the same way that I did, because maternity pictures seem to be a popular trend. I can’t skim through Pinterest without seeing multiple pins on different maternity poses. It made me think that I was the only pregnant lady in America who didn’t like maternity pictures. However, I recently ran across an article that proved me wrong.

It seems a very smart and lovely young mother-to-be was recently given the gift of having a photographer come to take maternity pictures of her. Unlike many women, she declined the offer, but surprisingly her husband didn’t. The father-to-be stepped in and took the mother’s place and posed in, what in my opinion are, the best maternity pictures ever. Click on the link below to check them out.

Joy Larson is a mother of four boys, graduate of the University of Montana, animal lover and writer.


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