8 Amazing Maternity Photoshoots

The expectant moms who posed as Disney princesses

Motherhood is pretty magical and Brazilian photographer Vanessa Firme, a mommy herself, has been photographing moms-to-be as popular fantasy characters.

From Bella in Beauty and the Beast to DC Comics’ Wonder Woman, the series has taken Instagram by storm. The photographer reimagines what it would look like if these princesses entered motherhood and, as you can guess, it’s beautiful and surreal.

The deployed husband who was Photoshopped into his wife’s maternity photo

Most husbands would do anything to support their wife throughout her pregnancy, but happens when a spouse’s job has him stationed thousands of miles away?

Brandon Phillips was deployed overseas in the Air Force while wife Veronica was pregnant with the couple’s first child back home in Miami. When Veronica decided to do a maternity shoot, she wanted to include Brandon in the experience and shine a light on the reality of pregnancy for so many military families. With the help of photographer Jennifer McMahon, she was able to find a creative way to make Brandon a part of the shoot, even while he was overseas.

McMahon employed Photoshop to combine two photos, one from Veronica’s shoot and one of Brandon posing in his Air Force uniform with a desert landscape in the background. In the emotional collage, he seems to be reaching across into her side of the photo to put his hand on her belly.