Sometime in your third trimester, you’ll likely start to feel like that cute little baby bump has grown to be the size of a beach ball. Or a small private island. Or a large mountain. And you’re not alone: One couple decided to document these sentiments in a photo series, incorporating the mom-to-be’s belly into scenic landscapes.
The idea for this project began when graphic designer and photographer Simon Schaffrath and his wife Saskia Repp started brainstorming exciting ways to announce they’re expecting their first child in November, a boy they’ve already named Theodor.
But they weren’t interested in doing a maternity photoshoot that would be par for the course. “We wanted to create some new and really creative pregnancy pictures,” Schaffrath told Mashable in an email. “Something our family and friends haven’t seen yet.”
And the couple definitely did not disappoint. With a mix of non-toxic and skin-tolerant paints, materials and props, Schaffrath turned Repp’s bump into a work of art, transforming it beneath a detailed grassy hill, snowy mountain, tropical island and golf course.