There aren't many photos in existence which document my first and second bumps. In my defense I take all the photos chez Cameron so there aren't a lot of photos of me at all because self portraits are time consuming and a teensy bit self indulgent no?
But........this is the last bump I'll have and you know I love a good challenge so I wanted to take some photographs to document this time.
I woudn't say I feel exactly attractive with this big old bump but I am fascinated with the whole process my body is going through. Even though getting around is harder to do I still didn't think I was actually that big until I saw these photos. I know being big is kind of the point at this stage.
It's a strange woman thing though. The bump doesn't distract me from the other things I don't like about my body. I mean I'm not worried about my stomach sticking out but I still don't love the chins, arms and other general wobbly bits. Although when I see other pregnant women I have to stop myself embracing them with wild enthusiasm and telling them how beautiful they look. Apparently that's a bit weird.
So my tip for taking a self portrait with a bump if you aren't exactly thrilled with your body shape is to take it in silhouette. Stand against a bright window or door. Stand perpendicular to your camera. I have a remote and a tripod but you could use a chair to hold your camera or phone and use a self timer. Take lots of shots and your bound to get one you like. You're worth it.
I'm planning to take some more photos in the next few months inspired by photographs I admire, of the bump and the other family members. I think I can commit to producing one image a week I'm happy with.