One woman made a career out of capturing expectant ladies in a state of belly worship. Renowned photographer, Jennifer Loomis has photographed more than1,500 women with child and is currently writing a book about celebrating the full form. We were lucky enough to ask the shutterbug a few questions about striking a pose while pregnant.
Q. Ever since Demi Moore exposed her bare bump on the cover of the August 1991 issue of Vanity Fair while pregnant with her daughter, Scout, celebs from Christina Aguilera to Melissa Joan Hart have stripped down their expectant selves for photo shoots. Why do you think this started a trend?
A. Pregnant celebrity women have made a very positive contribution to expecting women in the United States. Our society likes to mimic what the celebrities do. Celebrities drive a lot of fashion and set many trends. As regular fashion started to be more revealing, pregnant celebrity women followed suite, embracing their bodies by wearing tighter clothes and exposing their bellies. This paved the way for other mothers to do the same.
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