Post # 32
I think it can be done tastefully. however, most of those are just creepy. One of my friends got some BEAUTIFUL maternity shots and she was wearing some semi-sheer vintage nightgowns, taken at the “golden hour” out in a field… they are STUNNING. I think ones like that are amazing, the creepy ones with naked peeps and tires? weird.
Post # 33
I think if they are done appropriately, they can be classy and not trashy. I’ve seen some beautiful maternity photos where the mother isn’t wearing anything but it’s still a beautiful photo! I guess it depends on how the photo is done/posed.
Post # 34
ROFL at all the pictures posted here 😛
To answer your question OP, I don’t see the point of them. At all. I wouldn’t do them, and I would not want them sent to me by anyone.
The most tasteful “I’m pregnant” card I’ve received was from a friend of ours who was sitting by the Christmas tree with her husband & lab with a bow wrapped around her belly. They were both dressed and it was adorable.
Post # 35
If I were to take them, they would be private for my Fiance and me. We would not distribute them or post therm online.
Post # 36
oh my, the pics posted are disturbing. The one of the woman in the black knickers is nice but she looks like a model so that doesn’t count in my mind. One of the only maternity pics I can think of that I liked was when Posh Spice was pregnant with Harper. I think this shot is gorgeous (and clothed!)
Post # 37
It all depends on the photographer. If they are a true artist, naked maternity photos can be AMAZING. I don’t think of them as something to send to family and friends, I would think of them as high art. They really can be great!
Post # 38
Haha…I don’t think they’re bad if they are just for you and your husband. Ok…well some (most) of those are poorly done to begin with, but I think they could be done well by a great photographer.
But please DO NOT send any of those to me!!! Why would you need to send those for a birth announcement? Id’ rather receive a birth announcement with a picture of the actual child…
Post # 39
I’m really not a fan. Especially the ones where the mom AND dad are naked / barely clothed. Does anyone really need a reminder of how the child was conceived? Same goes for naked parents + newborns. And how do you explain that to your child someday in the future when they see these pictures? “I thought it was cool to do a sexy naked / lingerie photoshoot with you in my belly.” Um, gross mom. Granted, not all of the pictures are sexual, and I do get that they are kind of artistic, but I still think it is weird. But to each their own I guess.
Post # 40
I think some can be tasteful, but most are not. And any picture of you naked, pregnant or not… keep it to people you would let see you naked in real life. As in – no thanks.
Post # 41
What the hell is wrong with people these days?! Social media has made people insane. If you had to share these pics in public, would you? Would you take a pic with your hair covering your boobs and your big, pregnant belly sticking out, and pass it around at the office? Or hang it over the fireplace? Or prop the pic up on your desk at work? People hit “share” on Facebook and don’t even think that perhaps they’re sharing something best left between the parents. I’m no prude, but WHY do other people need to see this?
Post # 42
They’re all creepy. Why on earth are you trying to pose all sexy when you are pregnant? That’s not sexy!!!
Post # 43
@LittleRedOwl: I think that unless you’re Demi Moore and a magazine is paying you big bucks to do it (back in the 90s), it’s probably best to keep these photos to yourself/your husband.
I am personally tired of the trend. They make me cringe more than cheesy engagement photos. I especially hate seeing them pop up on my Facebook newsfeed.
I’m all for people doing it to keep to themselves, but I don’t want to see someone’s naked body… baby bump or not. Keep it classy, folks.
Post # 44
@FauxBoho: that posh ones super cool!
one of the bees recently shared her maternity photos here, those were clothed and amazing!
Post # 45
For you and your SO, sure! For the world to see? Nope, sorry. I did a boudoir shoot and my photographer was really proud of the pictures and she posted them to her Facebook when I had specifically asked her NOT to. I was not a happy camper by any stretch of the imagination. Those photos were for DH’s and mine’s eyes only, not for Facebook land. I get it, it’s art, but it’s still an intimate photo that I believe only two people should be able to see.
I do plan on getting some done like what I posted below, but me and the hubby are the only ones who will see them. I think a woman’s pregnant body is beautiful, but that doesn’t mean I want my friends and the rest of my family seeing me naked.
Post # 46
@PacificMrs: That pretty much sums up my thoughts too, they’re very artsy when done right and can be tasteful, but definitely for me and my husbands eyes only if I got them done. I can’t believe someone posted your pictures, I’d be so furious. No matter how rockin your body, you dont necessarily want the whole world to see it!