Friday, December 30, 2011

Prenatal Photoshoot

So some of you have asked if I am going to do a prenatal photoshoot, you know, as in the kind showcasing the baby bump and documenting this last (really attractive) stage of the pregnancy. The answer, no. Don't get me wrong, I've seen some cute and tasteful prenatal photos out there, but it just isn't for me. Personally, I think the whole thing is a little awkward, it isn't like I'm going to want some 8x10 of myself pregnant hanging on my wall.... I'm sorry I just think that is a bit bizarre, narcissistic, and frankly a waste of money (especially when there are PLENTY of practical/much needed things to spend money on for the baby right now).  I would rather save my pennies for the professional photos of the baby when he gets here versus ones of just me walking in the park looking like I'm going to pop.

I know everyone was disappointed that you didn't receive this Christmas card from the McG's...

Like I said, I know they all aren't quite so over top, but there are a lot out there that are...

Wow. And hey,  nice stretchmarks, I'd lift my shirt and show 'em off  too. 
Well, this is pretty accurately documents me every morning.
See,  now I know John won't be able to do this pose...
And If we can't do this one I'm not doing any, it just wouldn't be right. 
Tell me what this girl is going to do with this picture?!? So dumb.
NOT necessary.
Really, spooning half nude on the kitchen floor?!? They couldn't pay me to do this for a camera.
Aren't they just the cutest?! [inset sarcasm] 
Oh barf.
Not at all staged either. Spare me.

How sweet. A naked mom with dad leaning on a tire. So natural.
You catch my drift. Hopefully I'm not the only one out there that just doesn't see the value in these pics. As I said to each their own, and if it's your thing to document your bump professionally then more power to you, but please don't frame these to be mounted above your fireplace or something.

Stay tuned for professional newborn baby photos and family photos instead....


  1. but you're doing a plaster mold of your torso, right?

  2. Totally. Now that I will be able to find the perfect spot for in our house. Can you help me with wrapping my body in that plaster?