Read this before taking those pregnancy photos.

20 Dec

About ten months ago, Jake and I had photographers (and dear friends) Matt and Summer Schmitz over to memorialize my pregnant belly, swollen with an imminent Seabass.  We strolled with Murphy through our beloved San Luis Obispo, stopping at favorite spots for glamor shots along the way, including the Mission San Luis Obispo de Tolosa…

The creek walk downtown…

And a very serious shoot at Linnea’s Cafe.  (Note Jake’s sultry eyes.  And my so-white-it’s-almost-translucent arm.)I love looking back on these shots because they remind me of a simpler time.  A time of anticipation.  A time of unknowing.  And yes, a time of rich, unadulterated sleep (except for that affected by round ligament pains, which are no fun at all).  My body teemed with new life.  We were two, but now we are three.  Incredible.

So to all my pregnant or soon-to-be-pregnant homegirls out there, I highly recommend taking lots of belly shots, whether professionally or not.

There are a few rules for pregnancy photos, however.  Rather than list those rules out, I think I’ll leave it to this website featuring awkward pregnancy photos to lay down the law.  But here’s a preview: Don’t use a watermelon, a gun, a dead turkey, or a tire as props for your belly shots.  I know it’s tempting, but you must refrain.  MUST.

(Note: There are some borderline risqué photos on this site, so if you’d rather not chance seeing an errant butt or boob, it’s probably best to skip.  But for the record?  You’re sorely missing out.)

Special thanks go out to Scott Cody for providing the link and making me want to wash my eyes out with bleach.

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5 Responses to “Read this before taking those pregnancy photos.”

  1. Megan December 20, 2010 at 9:28 am #

    I clicked just to see Jake doing a naked handstand. bummer.

  2. Oma December 20, 2010 at 9:49 am #

    I love it, especially the commentary. My new favorite word is skeezy.

  3. AKeo December 20, 2010 at 12:57 pm #

    The watermelon and gun is hilarious. Are those her 2 favorite things to do? Are they pregnancy cravings?
    Your pictures are beautiful. I only have about 3 pics of my belly – and they aren’t professional. I may do a few more for the next one.

  4. Sara December 20, 2010 at 11:26 pm #

    Um I was laughing out loud….hysterically…by the end of the photos on that website. All I can say is “Wow”.

  5. Shannon December 31, 2010 at 8:41 am #

    Jaime-this was the best wake up ever. I am crying from laughing so hard those pics are amazing! I can’t wait to share them with my friends:)

    Shannon (Kriste Judd’s daughter)

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