I was talking with some girlfriends this morning about maternity photographs. I personally am not a fan, but have seen some that are tastefully done. My take on it is that my pregnant belly isn’t nearly as darling as what’s going to come out of it, so no need to preserve forever the memory of my popped out belly button encircled by my hands making a heart shape….just not gonna go there personally people. If that’s your bag….good for you. I bet you are a really cute pregnant person….or you could be delusional….I will not venture to say which if I don’t know you.
Anyhow, one of my friends reminded me this morning of the MOST hilarious email that I got back at the end of last year. It’s from a blog post from The Pregnant Chicken and it’s just absolutely hysterical. I had to search back through my emails to find it, but find it I did….and now I’m gonna share it with you. Thanks to The Pregnant Chicken, I give you the following…. (My comments are in black…everything in green is from The Pregnant Chicken….want to make sure to give credit where credit is due!)
In case you may want to capture your pregnancies in a photograph to preserve the wonder of life here are a few gems from awkwardfamilyphotos.com which may provide a little inspiration.
I think the thing that is MOST disturbing to me is that this was a CHRISTMAS CARD….I can appreciate what they were trying to do here but if your Christmas photo looks like it should have a “becka, becka, bow wow” soundtrack playing in the background, then you may want to reconsider the card.
I can’t decide whether I like the garbage bag dress, the swamp or his black socks in the water better.
“That’s it, Steve. A little further back, a little further. Now crouch down. Perfect!” I think the ex-boyfriend may have been the photographer in this one.
This reminds me of a picnic. A good idea in theory but an uncomfortable mess in practice.
Words can’t describe this photo. Oh wait a minute, they can!
Okay, I actually love this photo but the toe shoes are the real kicker. Ha kicker!
“It’s going to be a good year, Laura. A very Goodyear indeed.”
At first I thought “Nothing symbolizes maternity better than a watermelon and a gun” and then I thought “Actually, nothing *does* symbolize maternity better than a watermelon and a gun”. Bravo Mad’am.
“If I’m holding the baby then why do I still feel fat?”
Um, yeah. No. I’m just going to go with a solid no on this one.
Why do I feel like this woman was talked into this? I could see her thinking, “I’m just too tired to argue plus the kids won’t be able to take off because hockey equipment will slow them down and I’ll hold their heads. I’m sure it will look fine.”
The Pregnant Chicken said it best….There simply aren’t enough pregnancy/gun pictures.
Lastly, I wanted to show you all a brilliant shots that these adoptive parents did. To see the whole series, check out the photographer’s site. Do you think they would adopt me too because I love them. It’s no naked headstand, but I love them. – The Pregnant Chicken
Hope you all got a laugh out of that….just had to share. Nothing gets you in a good mood faster than other people’s interestingness! It’s like people watching at the airport….or better yet, the fair!
In a few minutes I’m going to post on how to cut a leek….just couldn’t pass this up for you today though!