Tuesday, October 7th, 2014
Sure, many of us take pregnancy selfies. But few of us have the glam squad of a major fashion magazine at our disposal to polish up our bump pics like true works of art. Kelly Rowland is among those few, having just posed for pregnancy portraits in Elle magazine that are beyond gorgeous.
Rowland shared a couple of the shots by photographer Lance Goss on her Instagram feed (the same place she announced her pregnancy, by the way).
In one, she looks like a fearless power broker, all decked out in chic black pants, blazer, and stilettos—shirtless, with her hands strategically covering her breasts. In a second, she’s barefoot, draped in billowing white fabric that blows gracefully behind her. In a third shot, she poses in a floor-length gown.
And in a fourth, she poses completely naked, with hands covering her unmentionables, behind white curtains.
As for the nudity, Rowland told Elle, “I don’t know why [pregnant women] would get flack [for nude photos]. It’s really amazing… watching your body carry a human. I took a birthing class and I was amazed by all the things this woman was saying to me about birthing and what the body does naturally. Why wouldn’t you want to celebrate that? The body should be celebrated.”
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Photo courtesy of Instagram/Kelly Rowland
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Monday, June 24th, 2013
Nude photo shoots aren’t just for Playboy Bunnies anymore! More and more women are baring all while pregnant in boudoir-style photo shoots. And not just celebrities like Britney Spears, Jessica Simpson and Mariah Carey (who were all inspired by Demi Moore)—regular pregnant women like you are taking nude pregnancy pictures.
Some take naked pictures to preserve how beautiful pregnancy is. You have that natural “pregnancy glow,” making your skin look fabulous, and oxytocin, the natural feel-good drug, is pumping through you, making you happy 24/7 (even when your body is aching, heaving, or any number of other bad stuff!). Your body, and life, are both going through one of the largest transformations you will ever undertake. Why not capture the moment, and celebrate it?
Others do these risqué shoots to feel sexy at a time when their self-esteems could use a much-needed boost. Yes, even your fattest of jeans are too small right now. Yes, you can’t even reach your shoe strings let alone stand the thought of wearing a G-string (granny panties, anyone?). But, no, that doesn’t mean you aren’t attractive! The proof is in the photographer’s proofs. Embrace your newfound curves, and capture a priceless keepsake for you and your honey.
Or not. While many women are lining up to get their nude pregnancy pictures taken, there are still a lot of ladies who think the whole idea is just plain obscene, or downright embarrassing for their future children—another pic that will end up on Awkward Family Photos, right? And getting all dolled up in between Braxton Hicks contractions and putting on nothing but a smile for the cameras (which supposedly add another 10 pounds) is the last thing on earth you’d want to do when you already don’t feel comfortable in your very-stretched skin.
So the question is: Are nude pregnancy pics cheap and trashy or sweet and classy? And only you can answer that question for yourself.
TELL US: Will you be stripping down for a nude pregnancy photo shoot? Why or why not?
Image of pregnant woman courtesy of Shutterstock.
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