BY NICOLAS FERNANDES
Two sisters have captured the beauty of pregnant and postpartum women in this stunning body positive photo series.
Aimee and Jenna Hobbs of Stony Plain, Alberta, Canada, started the project during the summer of 2012, after noticing that a lot of mothers were insecure about being photographed during and after pregnancy.
The photographers have since been spreading a positive message by photographing 15 mothers with their children each summer.
The subjects of the photos are instructed to wear no more than some lingerie – and many of them have even posed topless or been pictured breastfeeding their babies.
Jenna, a 33-year-old mum of five, said: “We noticed that a lot of women wanted to lose ten pounds before appearing in any pictures.
“The problem with that is that when their kids look back at photos someday, they’ll notice their mother is missing from a lot of them.
“We wanted to celebrate the beauty of the postpartum look – the stretch marks, the c-section scars, the weight gain.
“We got a really great response from women who were interested in participating.
“It’s a difficult thing for them to do because they’re used to covering up this part of themselves.”
Over the years, the sisters have gotten a lot of positive feedback from mothers who have participated.
Many who partook in the series were able to accept their postpartum bodies for the first time.
Aimee, 36, said: “We’ve had so many people tell us that doing this was a huge turning point for them.
“We’ve never had negative feedback. Everyone we worked with had something good to say.”
In recent years, the series has gained a lot of popularity, with over 200 mums showing interest for the upcoming 2018 summer shoot.
The sisters have no plans to end the series any time soon.
Aimee said: “It’s amazing how many people want to be a part of it. I wish we had the time to include all of them.
“We are constantly looking for new mums to join our project, regardless of their age, shape, size or ethnicity.”