Few things are as special as pregnancy and finding ways to commemorate and remember this time of your life is important. Thankfully, there is no shortage of creative and inventive ways to do this. If you’re currently looking for the best ways to commemorate your pregnant body, here are some ideas to keep in mind.
A maternity photoshoot
A professional maternity photoshoot is one of the best ways to commemorate your pregnant body. Not only are professional photographers a great resource, but they will be able to create gorgeous and inspiring photographs that will last a lifetime. Photos are one of the best ways to document your pregnancy, and while selfies are a dime a dozen, a professional shoot can produce results to line your mantle with.
Before settling on the right photographer for you, check out some local options and explore their portfolios. Optimally you should look for photographers experienced with maternity shoots. Don’t worry about settling too soon. Over 90% of searchers don’t know who they’d like to hire before beginning their search. And, for something as important as this, you don’t want to just pick the first photographer you find.
A memorable belly cast
While it may sound odd, many women are opting today to get belly casts. This is a great way to commemorate your pregnant body. There are some great belly casting kits available online; however, 3D printing is also an option and it can even be used to create 3D prints of almost anything. Consider finding a 3D printing business near you if a traditional cast isn’t quite your style. 3D prints can even create miniature figurines based on your whole body. This can be a unique keepsake that both you and your children will cherish forever.
Have custom patches made
Do you wish to have a beautiful fabric patch of your pregnant body to sew into a jacket or baby bag? You can even put a custom fabric patch in a frame! To create a fabric patch of a photograph from your maternity photoshoot, you can use the process of dye sublimation. It is a special process that is capable of producing virtually photographic results. This process can give embroidered fabric patches an unparalleled level of color and detail, and you can hire a professional to take care of this unique project for you.
Make a time-lapse
Another great way to commemorate your pregnant body is to take weekly photos next to a chalkboard outlining your growing bump. Once your baby is born you can put all of these photos into a video program and create a timelapse video that you can keep forever and show your kids once they get older. Not only is it creative, but it’s a fun way to showcase your beautiful transformation throughout the course of your pregnancy.
Silhouette photography is another great way to creatively commemorate your pregnant body. These stunning black and white photos can even be put into a fantastic wall collage elegantly showing off your pregnancy journey. These silhouette photographs are becoming increasingly popular and if you’re considering a professional photoshoot you may want to see if these can be included!
A photo journal
This is another idea to consider the basic concept is to take a photo every week or month and write a message for your child to read in the future. This is a great way to not only commemorate your journey but show your child just how much you loved them even before you officially ‘met’ them. You can create a photo journal digitally or with physical scrapbooking supplies and an empty photo book.
Commemorating your pregnant body isn’t just about showing off your progress. It’s a step towards intuitive parenting and showing your children in the future just how special they are now and before they were born. Highlighting this special time is a great way to immortalize these memories so that you all can look back and enjoy them for generations to come.