Thursday, July 26, 2012

My underwater maternity photoshoot!










Yes! After seeing these images back in 2010, I promised myself that I would do an underwater maternity shoot when I had the chance.

So when I was pregnant with Rachel, I looked around for a photographer who was willing and able to shoot underwater and found tomato photo - and I'm absolutely happy with how everything turned out. When I look at the images, I still can't believe it's me!

I love the serenity of the shots - so weightless, so peaceful. To me, it is a beautiful celebration of the pregnant form. Having said that, I guess it's not to everyone's taste - I showed the photos to my inlaws, and they didn't say a single word - which is not a good sign, hahaha! Everyone else was quite intrigued and complimentary though, ;-). There are lots more photos - the ones here are some of my favourites.

I was about 37 weeks along in my pregnancy when these were taken. If you are thinking of doing something like this, you must be very comfortable in the water. It takes a lot of effort and strength just to get your pregnant and very buoyant belly underwater, and then you have to fight to stay underwater! It was a really good workout!

I enjoyed myself thoroughly, thanks to the wonderful photographer, Hart Tan, and yes, I did it!

3 comments:

M said...

Beautiful, Leona...beautiful !!!

Didn't know that Hart does the underwater shots too...

Cheers,
M

Terri said...

One can sense how much you enjoyed your pregnancy. Pretty amazing shots, you never fail to surprise me :)

Anonymous said...

This is cool!!!

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