Husband Announces Wife’s Pregnancy through Creative Belly Transformations

Simon Schaffrath and his wife are excitedly expecting their first child next month. To celebrate the special occasion, the couple collaborated on a series of unique photographs that even allowed their unborn son, Theodor, to participate.

To create these unconventional images, Schaffrath cleverly incorporated his partner's pregnant belly into the photo shoot. Her curvy form helped to mimic a variety of landscapes, and her stomach was covered in non-toxic and skin-tolerant materials, which transformed it into rolling hills and sand dunes. Miniature trees, rocks, and a small snowman furthered the illusion. After setting up the scenes, Schaffrath photographed them and retouched the images in Photoshop. He brought them to life by incorporating fantastical details like a shark in the water and a picturesque snowfall.

Schaffrath's finished photographs are charming and playful, perfect for Theodor's soon-to-be bedroom. In addition, each piece has its own inspirational message that will guide the boy through life.

Above: You can reach everything.

You will find your way.

Enjoy the moment.

Know your goals.

via [Bored Panda]

Sara Barnes

Sara Barnes is a Staff Editor at My Modern Met, Manager of My Modern Met Store, and co-host of the My Modern Met Top Artist Podcast. As an illustrator and writer living in Seattle, she chronicles illustration, embroidery, and beyond through her blog Brown Paper Bag and Instagram @brwnpaperbag. She wrote a book about embroidery artist Sarah K. Benning titled 'Embroidered Life' that was published by Chronicle Books in 2019. Sara is a graduate of the Maryland Institute College of Art. She earned her BFA in Illustration in 2008 and MFA in Illustration Practice in 2013.
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