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    A photographer from the UK has found a new and ingenious way to take newborn photos and we’re loving it a lot!

    Jocelyn Conway, isn’t just a photographer -- she’s a nurse, midwife and a trained body sculpture artist too. By pooling all of her skills together, she’s created a creative way to photograph babies and is making headlines for it. She’s called it the “Bump Bowl”. 

    What exactly is a "Bump Bowl" photo? It's one where a baby is captured on film while nestled in a plaster cast of his mother’s belly. 

    “It’s a fun and unique way to tie in your pregnancy and baby’s birth,” writes the description for Bump Bowls on Jocelyn’s website

    Jocelyn molds the plaster cast herself when the mom is around 36 to 38 weeks pregnant. When the baby arrives, mom and newborn go back to her studio to get photos taken. 

    IMAGE Jocelyn Conway/PhotoJos Photography

    IMAGE Jocelyn Conway/PhotoJos Photography

    If you’re worried about the baby’s safety, you don’t have to be. An image is created by combining different shots together; one with the bowl standing on its own but without the baby, and another with the baby nestled in the bowl but with a hand to support it. Hence, the newborn is always physically supported all throughout. 

    “I love the idea of the baby being back in its bump for a photo!” Jocelyn told The Huffington Post. “The babies usually love being back in their casts! They seem to settle straight back in to their ‘home’ for the last nine months. It’s lovely to see!”

    IMAGE Jocelyn Conway/PhotoJos Photography


    Scroll down to see more beautiful Bump Bowl photos. 

    IMAGE Jocelyn Conway/PhotoJos Photography

    IMAGE Jocelyn Conway/PhotoJos Photography

    IMAGE Jocelyn Conway/PhotoJos Photography

    IMAGE Jocelyn Conway/PhotoJos Photography

     

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