The Bulge at 37 weeks

So…I’m ending my year with a blog post, bulging at the seams! I’m not sure how many people know that I actually started my photography career shooting bellies and babies exclusively, when I was living back in the Philippines. At first, it was difficult to convince the conservative Filipina to bare their pregnant belly but eventually, the idea of it caught on and I was able to build a good maternity photography market. One thing I’ve always regretted was not having my own maternity photo done when my first son was born.

Now, that I’m 37 weeks prego with baby #2 and almost ready to pop – my husband turned the cameras on me and shot my maternity photo! My husband was so very patient with me, as I was the WORSE model in the world – overthinking each shot and criticizing his lighting, composition and angles. But I think he did a terrific job and can definitely start doing more shooting for the family business. Anyway, please share your comments to encourage him in his first ever maternity shoot, as we share the best photos from the pictorial. Here I am, now practicing what I preach: that there’s nothing more beautiful than a pregnant belly!

Happy New Year everybody!

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And this was on self-timer:

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15 Comments The Bulge at 37 weeks

  1. abby January 1, 2008 at 2:08 am

    your hubby didn’t do bad, great shots, auey! 🙂

    Happy New Year!

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  2. leira January 1, 2008 at 3:14 am

    hi Auey..ang ganda ng shots ni Andreas.. hayyy how I wish asa malapit ka lang para nakapag pictorial ako sa yo.. Happy New Year!!

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  3. Tricia Faustino January 1, 2008 at 5:41 am

    Hi Auey,

    Congrats on Baby #2! Great, great photos! Thanks for sharing it at n@w. I love the Boudoir session concept! Keep on shooting! God bless to you and your family! A Blessed New Year to you : )

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  4. KEL January 2, 2008 at 1:53 am

    Beautiful pictures! Pwede na si Andreas to go pro. hehe. But seriously, I like the concept of Axel hugging his “baby brother.” Ang cute din ng photos nyong dalawa. Kulit ni Andreas. hahaha.

    Miss you guys!!

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  5. che January 2, 2008 at 2:53 am

    nice shots! may back up photog ka na!

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  6. asun January 2, 2008 at 5:21 am

    see you in san francisco in 3 months

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  7. KEL January 2, 2008 at 6:18 am

    oh, forgot to say: you look great, auey!

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  8. Olive January 2, 2008 at 7:00 am

    hi auey! andreas did a good job! you’re about to pop so here’s wishing you a safe delivery, healthy baby and fast recovery. and can’t wait to see your new baby!

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  9. Mickee January 2, 2008 at 4:05 pm

    Hi Auey…. These are definitely great shots! Kudos to Andreas! Looks like the artistic talent runs in the family. I can’t wait to see what Axel and baby boy #2 can do with those cameras! 😉

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  10. Kaye January 2, 2008 at 6:06 pm

    Wow! So part na ba si Andreas ng Phottograffiti team? Hehehe… I love it! These are priceless shots because it was taken by a loving husband, cool dad and excited father to be again all in one! You also look beautiful Auey and I just wanna say that Axel is always adorable on and off cam! Can’t wait to see your newest model soon, baby number 2! Take care and Congratulations to Andreas for such a great job. Pictures had so much SOUL in them.

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  11. Anj Lauchengco January 4, 2008 at 2:09 am

    WOW Auey, love the pics! Kudos to Andreas! Luis sure could use some pointers from Andreas. LOL. I am awed by all the shots I’m seeing here. Makes me miss you even more. Waaahhhhh!!! One thing is for sure, I am booking an appointment with you when I fly to SFO this year (keeping fingers crossed). Axel is so big now! I’m sure he can’t wait to be big brother. Looking forward to seeing pics of baby#2. Take care!

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  12. grace January 5, 2008 at 3:52 am

    Yipee! Way to go, Andreas 🙂 What a talented family! Can’t wait for Axel’s turn as a photog 😉

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  13. immanuel lingat January 10, 2008 at 7:58 am

    Hi auey, hope you remember me (pcci PS workshop). Nice shots you got. Congrats with your new baby boy. Godbless

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  14. candy February 5, 2008 at 9:38 pm

    nice shots 🙂 pati yung naka timer. looked like you guys had fun 🙂

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  15. Erica August 4, 2008 at 7:16 pm

    The pictrures of you and your husband at the end are the cutest! Congratulations!

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