The Most Beautiful Pregnancy Nudes You've Ever Seen (PHOTOS)

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Many women go through pregnancy taking many photos along the way -- I sure did. Never in my life did I feel as beautiful as when I had life growing inside me. Photographer Alexa Garbarino sees that beauty as well and photographed over 100 women for her book Ripe: The Essence of the Pregnant Nude. Alexa shared why she wanted to document and celebrate pregnancy:

I only feature nude portraits in the book because the naked pregnant form is perfect and spectacular and I don’t want to spoil it by introducing clothing. When did the nipple become so scandalous? So much attention is paid to strategically, and awkwardly, covering up the breasts, it interrupts the natural flow and lovely lines of the body. That, to me, defeats the purpose of doing the nude.

Alexa's work is gorgeous, perfectly capturing women at the most beautiful time in their lives. Check out more of her photos ...


This image is of one of Alexa's models, Kerri, who posed with her daughter Lydia at the Lincoln Memorial. On her experience posing for Alexa, Kerri shared, "Naked, pregnant, cold. The marble was freezing under my feet. The air was still, no wind, no sun -- just me, my daughter, and Abe. Oh, yeah, and the C-SPAN news crew getting ready to come up the stairs. It was fun to flash my buns at the Washington Monument. This photo felt like raw power to me."



 

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Alexa also shared, "I’ve photographed over 100 women for this series and I’m still amazed at how every woman’s shape shifts differently to grow another human being. It’s an amazing thing that a woman’s body can do. And while those nine months may feel like they’re going to go on forever, pregnancy is fleeting -- I can’t imagine not wanting to document it."

Do these images inspire you to take more photos of yourself during pregnancy? What do you think of the photos?

 

Images courtesy of Alexa Garbarino

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lovel... lovelyy504

beautiful! i find it inspiring

mumma... mummajenni

So beautiful. I felt great while pregnant, very comfortable with myself. But sadly, I have very few photos of myself pregnant. Maybe 6, including ones taken by others. And none of my bare belly.... Huge regret. :(

Mamab... MamabearC

Truly beautiful preggo pics. Kudos!

kelli... kelliehelvie

beautiful! I am so glad that I did get some pregnancy pictures. I was not naked, but I was only wearing a draped sheet around my breasts and "hoo ha". I made a photo book out of it, and peole ask if it's me, or a model! 

sodapple sodapple

beautiful pictures! the closest to a naked pregnant picture of me was with a bra and panties. did not like it at all. maybe if i was on a different angle then yes.

Heart... HeartCharmMama

Photos are beautiful and done very tastefully.

angev... angevil53

i love preggo pics, but i don't want to see my fb friends getting naked and taking preggo pics lol. these pics are very nice. i only have a few of me while preggo but i was very sick. i hope i'm not as sick this time so i can get some tasteful pics done.

elfis... elfishpirat

I'm jealous of the beautiful baby bumps. I never had one (I looked about 4 months pregnant when I gave birth, lol). Gorgeous photos

Peajewel Peajewel

They are great pictures.  I wish I would have taken more pics of my belly.

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