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This Photographer’s Underwater Maternity Photos Are Mindblowingly Beautiful

Photographing expectant mothers underwater brings an etherial quality to the photos that couldn't be captured on land, calling attention to the wild nature of birth and motherhood.


Sometimes, a scroll through Instagram makes it seem like the site is entirely devoted to new ways for people to announce they're knocked up.

There's a lot of pressure on expecting parents to nail the photoshoot that showcases their burgeoning bump, and one photographer is helping them do so with some incredible underwater maternity shoots.

Adam Opris is a lifestyle and wedding photographer based in Florida, so it's no surprise that he and his subjects are often drawn to the gorgeous coastlines and waters of the sunshine state.

Photographing expectant mothers underwater brings an etherial quality to the photos that couldn't be captured on land, calling attention to the wild nature of birth and motherhood.

The use of reflections makes for one-of-a-kind photos that couldn't be recreated elsewhere.

It also does wonders for what otherwise may have been just an ordinary piece of fabric.

Often, Opris's photos just show off the expectant mothers who are doing all the work of growing a new baby. But some of the proud dads can't resist getting in on the action.


Opris doesn't even need his subjects to be completely underwater for the images to look magical. This photo from an events venue in Miami is the perfect place to show off a blooming new future.

And even if new moms don't want to take the full plunge and head under the sea for a shoot, Opris still manages to use the power of the water by helping them appear as goddesses of the sea.

Some of his photos, showcasing mamas along a rocky coastline at sunset, look like they could be the cover of a romance novel.

You can check out more of his work on his Instagram page.

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