Have you ever had difficulties trying to get a baby to sit down and pose for a picture? It’s a huge headache now, but it was even harder for mothers in the Victorian era, when camera technology made posing for photographs difficult. These weird photos will show you how these mothers got their kids to calm down to get their pictures taken. Babies had to be held by their mothers who, with the best of intentions, hid themselves in quite peculiar and creepy ways so they could calm their child and also stay out of the shot.
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The latest in a recent flurry of excellent baby and maternity photo shoots is Daddy’s Little Prop, in which Anthony Stuart and his lovely associate (and wife) create a baby out of thin air. The shoot is set up to look like a traditional magic show, with Stuart in a magician’s getup and his wife dressed in a racy assistant’s outfit. The couple’s sense of humor is what makes the series to fun – the wife looks surprised (or shocked) at the baby inside of her, while the dad looks proud of his work.
Photographer mommy Sophie Starzenski has created a series of beautiful self-portraits intimately documenting her pregnancy. Sophie took the same portrait in profile in front of a mirror once for every month of her pregnancy. The series is captivating for its simplicity, honesty, intimacy and vulnerability. It’s not every pregnant mommy-to-be that would be willing to bare all to the world as Starzenski has.
Adele Emersen used to present herself as a copywriter & concept designer in advertising, but now she’s probably more famous for her maternity leave hobby – photographing her children while they sleep and then adding some adorable details to the pictures. This summer she photographed her baby with an iPhone, and then sketched some activities on top of the pictures. Minimalistic and nicely child-like, they are exactly what you wanna see in your childhood album once you grow up. Some moms just don’t know what it means to get lazy or bored!