Do you remember when pregnant women tried to disguise their baby bumps and avoided photos?
Apparently there was a time when pregnant women almost seemed ashamed of their growing bellies. How crazy is that?!
I recently learnt this when telling my folks about a friend’s maternity photo session. My Dad, who was a hobby photographer in his younger years, said he was surprised that maternity photo shoots have become so popular. He said that back in the day, women didn’t like to show off their baby bellies and tended to dodge the camera.
I thought about it and realised that I’ve never seen really great photos of my mom, her friends or my friends’ moms showing off their preggy bellies. And if they have a few preggy pics, they definitely weren’t planned or professional taken.
Today maternity sessions are celebrated, the photos are framed, moms-to-be aren’t hiding under ugly tent dresses and we even have gorgeous styled maternity sessions, like this one. All I can say is, “Baby, we’ve come a long way!”
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