Today I’m loving… photos of my bump!

So at 37 weeks pregnant Baby Pearson is considered full-term (even though I’ve got a few weeks left till my due date – Easter Monday if you’re wondering!)

And I’ve somehow reached this point with hardly any photos at all of me and bump.

When I was first pregnant I planned to take a picture every month and chart how my bump was growing…but I’m a real worrier and I didn’t want to tempt fate in the early days when the chances of a miscarriage are high. And then once we’d got past those worrisome early weeks it seemed strange to start that at four months. Especially as I barely had a bump at all until about six months (yes, I did actually moan about it at the time – I know better now.)

And though there have been one or two photos taken of me over the past nine months, none are really what you’d call “bumpy”.

Katy Pearson - pregnant

Relaxed: No Demi Moore style shots for me!

So when my photographer sister-in-law Sarah Briggs (I know, how lucky am I?) suggested taking some snaps of me and bump before my baby shower (more on that another time), I was delighted.

Maternity photos have become increasingly popular over the past five years or so. I guess it’s all part of the the social media mad world in which we live (if you didn’t Facebook/Tweet/Instagram it, then it didn’t happen!) But it’s a trend which is rather harmlessly lovely. I’ve loved every minute of being pregnant and it would be a shame not to have a pic or two to look back on and remember just how big my bump was – and how I carried the little un (all front – which depending on who you talk to means it’s definitely a boy – or definitely a girl.)

The styles of maternity photography vary hugely – probably the most iconic “bump photo” is that Demi Moore one on the cover of Vanity Fair in 1991. It’s a pose which has been copied endlessly – and with the right photographer and editing can look fabulous. But I was keen for something a bit less staged, a bit more natural and with a, er, few more clothes! So Sarah and I headed to the seaside (it was a windy, chilly day) and got some relaxed lifestyle shots which I’m sure I’ll treasure in the years to come.

Here are some of my favourites!

Katy Pearson pregnant

Captured: A moment in time

Pregnant and fancy a few maternity photos of your own? Contact Sarah at s_pearson64@hotmail.co.uk for more information and prices.

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