Saturday, 31 March 2007

New Pregnancy Checklist: Shoot Yourself

There's no better time to own a camera than when you're expecting a baby. Apart from the crazy photographer/stalker (or mamarazzi) you'll become once your bubba's born, it's a great idea to start taking photos of yourself right from conception. Even though nothing's showing yet, your body will never look exactly the same and there's still something deeply emotional about the sight of your flattish belly with its secret life inside.

You can keep a paper and photo journal tracking your body's changes - not just the size of your belly but your blooming bustline, hair and nail growth, or newly popped belly button (we call it the umbilical cork). You can even share these photos with loved ones or an intimate circle of millions via a private or public photo blog. Or you can go one step further and hire a professional like UK photographer Tina Bolton to record this journey. It may cost a bit, but the memories are priceless.

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