PHO­TOG­RA­PHY

SINCE THE DAYS OF DEMI MOORE’S CON­TRO­VER­SIAL VAN­ITY FAIR COVER, CELEBRI­TIES HAVE LONG BEEN FLAUNT­ING THEIR PREG­NANCY BOD­IES ON THE PAGES OF MAG­A­ZINES. IT WAS ONLY A MAT­TER OF TIME UN­TIL THE TREND CAUGHT ON AND NOWA­DAYS MORE AND MORE WOMEN ARE CAP­TUR­ING TH

ME - - Front Page - Imo­gen Rade­vski was 37 weeks preg­nant with baby Kingston when she had this photo shoot with Lisa Nardella at Polly McQuinns in Strath­bo­gie.

BABY BUMPS ON THE RISE

I In the so­cial me­dia age, tak­ing your own grow­ing baby bump pho­tos for In­sta­gram is stan­dard, but pro­fes­sional pho­tog­ra­phers are re­port­ing an in­ter­est­ing trend: the in­flux of book­ings for preg­nancy photo shoots. Shep­par­ton pho­tog­ra­pher Lisa Nardella said be­ing part of the jour­ney and cap­tur­ing the preg­nancy meta­mor­pho­sis, and de­vel­op­ing mem­o­ries into still mo­ments to be trea­sured for a life­time was a spe­cial process. “To cap­ture that trans­for­ma­tion, I per­son­ally think it is a pretty mag­i­cal thing,” Lisa said. “(A woman’s body may only be like that) a cou­ple of times (in life), so it is quite nice to cap­ture that and I know a lot of women re­gret not get­ting it done and wish they had of later on.” She said to get the best re­sults, the pho­tos should be taken to­ward the end of the preg­nancy, around the 32-week mark, as the bump needs to be vis­i­ble. For Shep­par­ton’s Imo­gen Rade­vski , Polly McQuinns in Strath­bo­gie was the per­fect lo­ca­tion for her pic­tures. “My dad is a pho­tog­ra­pher as well, he used to take us out to Polly McQuinns as kids to take his pho­tos so I asked for it to be out there,” Imo­gen said. “It was re­ally nice and re­laxed. We did the pho­tos late in the af­ter­noon. I was pretty close, I was ac­tu­ally at 37 weeks. “I felt more com­fort­able be­ing preg­nant than I do in ev­ery­day life. Some women hate it, but I love it. It’ll be great to have the pho­tos to show kids what I looked when I was preg­nant with them.”

Pic­ture: Lisa Nardella Pho­tog­ra­phy

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