Mom Turns Baby Bumps into Works of Art for Stunning Maternity Photo Shoots

Mom Turns Baby Bumps into Works of Art for Stunning Maternity Photo Shoots

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With maternity photo shoots becoming increasingly popular, moms-to-be are looking for new and unique ways to make their sessions stand out -- and that's where Spanish body painter and mom Fatima Carrion comes in. The 32-year-old artist uses belly bumps as her canvas to create gorgeous, one-of-a-kind images, and the resulting pictures are truly unforgettable!

"A few years ago if you had told me I would be painting pregnant tummies on a daily basis, I would not have believed you," Carrion tells CafeMom. But after a pregnant friend asked the artist to paint her, a business was born -- and now, Carrion couldn't be more thrilled.

"I'm so happy to share this experience with future moms," she said.

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Click through our slideshow for some serious creative inspiration (and visit Carrion's website to see more of her work). 

 

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  • Neck and Neck

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    "For me, there is no limit, I am open to any proposal or design," Carrion says. "I leave the family freedom to choose the drawing style they want." We love this clever mama-and-baby giraffe nuzzle session!

  • And Penguin Makes Three

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    Parents are encouraged to choose symbols and images that are special to them, Carrion says. "Always, behind every picture, there is a story to tell!"

  • Masterpiece in the Making

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    According to Carrion, many moms find the process of getting their belly painted to be a lovely little break. "The pace of the brushes is very relaxing," she says.

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  • Mom's Best Friend

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    Animals are a common request, Carrion said. And why not? It's definitely a unique way to include the family pet in the fun!

  • Up and Away!

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    It takes a village ... to paint an expectant mom's belly! What a great image for the adventure of a lifetime.

  • A Bird in the Hand

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    Carrion -- seen here decorating her own baby bump -- said she only uses special makeup that won't bother women's sensitive skin. 

    "It's doesn't leave skin dry, it's not annoying," she explains. "It's harmless and the mom can enjoy it for a few hours without any problem."

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  • Bamboo Babies

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    Because who doesn't love baby pandas? This one is like a children's storybook come to life!

  • Way to Glow

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    Giving new meaning to the term "pregnancy glow," these blacklight-enhanced designs make for unforgettable photos.

  • Baby Buffering

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    By the end of pregnancy, it sure can feel like it's taking a long time for that baby to "download" -- but this pic makes the process a lot cuter!

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  • Toe Tapping

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    "It's not uncommon for the baby to give us a few kicks during the makeup process," Carrion said. This sweet pic makes for a permanent memory of those tiny toes.

  • The Eyes Have It

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    Looks like this couple was expecting a studious new arrival! And the bow tie can't be beat!

  • All That Glitters

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    We adore this spectacular, interstellar design. So magical!

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  • Something Fishy

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    In this photo, Carrion adorns her own belly with a swimmingly sweet painting. Darling it's better, down where it's wetter!

  • Happy Heart

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    This whimsical superhero heart is just one example of the creativity moms-to-be can tap into for a memorable belly painting session.

  • Flower Child

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    Carrion said she likes to take advantage of "beautiful outdoor locations" whenever possible during sessions -- just like she did for this stunning self-portrait.

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