When most of us think about pregnancy, we think about constant trips to the bathroom and overcoming bouts of nausea. But bringing a new life into the world truly is a magical experience. We’ve all seen expectant moms document their journey to motherhood with creative, Pinterest-worthy photo shoots, but there’s a new trend in pregnancy photography, and it is truly swoon-worthy. These gorgeous mermaid-themed pregnancy photos are making a splash with women all over the world, and they will take your breath away.
Mermaid-themed maternity shoots have become so in vogue, the pregnant women who pose for them are often referred to as “mer-moms.”
Ulysses Padilha is a Brazilian photographer who helped influence the trend of mermaid-inspired maternity shoots.
He shoots with The Mermaid Project, a photography project started in 2015 that “unites the beauty of Brazilians with the mystery of mermaids,” while raising awareness about environmental preservation.
“As mermaids are synonyms of beauty, power, and seduction, I think that every woman dreams of being a mermaid, [and] I decided to make this dream come true,” Padilha tells CafeMom.
“The reaction of all the clients when they get their photos is a lot of happiness, and this motivates me even more,” Padilha tells CafeMom. “I’m very impressed with the success of the photo sessions with the pregnant mermaids. I really did not imagine that my photos were going to travel the world.”