I really really love it when people create photo series to capture their pregnancy. I feel like every time i look around i see an even cuter idea for a pregnancy photoshoot!
Are you as obsessed with Pinterest as i am?? I started a little DIYMaternity pin board a while ago to start compiling cool maternity related stuff i find on the web – and started realising how many photo series i was pinning. Then I realised that there are some really awesome ideas there for DIY pregnancy photoshoots! Here are some of favourite maternity photo series from the interwebs:
My very very very favourite is Miranda, with her AMAZING maternity calendar tshirt. I want to copy this idea like no-bodies business! You should honestly check out the whole series here – and maybe recreate it yourself by making your own shirt, or purchasing one of the ones she sells.
I just adore my dear friend Jen‘s photo series (more detail shots here). I feel like it’s such a personal one – and the photography by her husband Kev is simply stunning. And now that their daughter is a toddler they got those pictures made into a gorgeous photobook.
This series from Pacing the Panic room is also just rad. Seriously, coolest pregnant girl ever right?? I love how she included a little letter to baby in each picture – what a wonderful memory!
Oh yeah, this is another by Miranda – but it’s so awesome i had to share. She took all the outtakes from her Project Baby calendar shirt project, and made this precious video. I just LOVE it! Watch it, you will cry – i know i did :)
I love the simplicity of this series – i think it’s great because there are no distractions just a nice plain backdrop so you can see the belly grow each week. Its a lot like what I did when i was pregnant with my kids!!
Another great one showing the growth of the baby bump. I’m really drawn to how pretty it is – but once again it’s also really great documentation because the backdrop and outfit stay the same each time. Click through to see the full series of photos.
This one by Peanut Gallery is also totally cool – I really love how she is in the same position in each picture so you can see the bump grow, but she also gives some cute stats on where she is at each week. It’s gorgeous!
Also so in love with this food pregnancy series. Each week she took a photo with a food that was the same size as her baby. I think it’s so unusual and fun, and shows such an awesome sense of humour!! You can see all the photos here.
So what about you? Do you think you’ll do a pregnancy photo series??
I am so so excited to introduce you all to the gorgeous and incredibly talented Liz of Cotton and Curls. Liz is going to be regularly posting here on DIYMaternity over her pregnancy – and I’m excited to see what she has to share with us!
Liz has been blogging since 2010 – and has created a really wonderful collection of tutorials on her blog that reflect her wonderful sense of style. She has a totally adorable little boy and is now expecting another little boy- which has expanded her sewing into the realm of all things maternity. So exciting!
I really hope you enjoy all the wonderful projects she’ll be sharing here over the next few weeks! I know i certainly can’t wait to see what she has up her sleeves!
So till then, pop on over to Cotton and Curls and having a look around!
This is so fantastic for those of us who don’t have the time (or patience) to create our own! I’m so excited that she is doing this!! I believe she’s even offering the service of turning that shirt into a onesie for your baby once it’s born. Cool hey?
Head on over to Miranda’s store, One Little Minute and pick up a shirt!
** Please note that the tutorial for this top is free for personal use only, and is not to be republished without written consent or used for any commercial resale of the shirts. For a limited use license of the design, please contact Miranda. If you would like to purchase a Project Baby shirt, you can find them HERE in Miranda’s shop. **
I am admittedly not a huge fan of the Big 3 pattern companies – however, having said that – they are having a huge sale today and tomorrow – all McCalls and Butterick patterns are $1.99 and all Vogue patterns are $3.99 – that’s insanely cheap. So if you’re thinking of buying some regular patterns and tweaking them for maternity time, I’d say this is the time to do it!!
After a quick look at tops and coats, these are a few of my favourites – and are ones that I don’t think would need any changing at all (ie lots of room for baby bumps!)
What do you think? Find any bargains?