Nothing wrong with showing your love during the holidays, but let’s remember the baby.
(submitted by Willow)
Not that it’s not a good picture amalgamation, but there are some pictures you just don’t share with everyone on your holiday card list. This is a good example of that.
wow. ummm…cool idea for a pic for sure, but one that you keep to yourselves or display in a small frame in your bedroom, etc. Not a CHRISTMAS CARD!!
I don’t see anything wrong with the pictures per se. I would have loved to have pictures professionally taken of my very pregnant belly! I just think this sort of picture has a place in a scrapbook or in the privacy of your own home, not so much in the hands of great aunt Matilda.
Take of the watches! That is such a distraction in any portrait.
Aside from that, I like this. They are obviously very proud of having a baby and why not? The world needs more love and less judgement.
Personally, I’m more disturbed by her lack of pupils than I am by the groping. Anyone else?
I think you’re looking at her light eye-shadow?
That’s…a whole lot of flesh and gripping and jewelry…wow.
So where’s the ‘thats not awkward’ comment? C’mon official devils advocates of AFP, you’re slipping
Yeah,the ”Not Awkward” & ”Totally Photoshopped” police are not onto this one…YET!!
Ohhhh, they’re always lurking…
Maybe they’re at an after work party creating awkward silences after everyone else starts having a good time.
Check with Ahmie a few comments up.
Yes,you’re right. She snuck in as a Prude Police.
Maybe they sent out pictures of the actual birth for Valentine’s Day.
Taken in the birthing room….ahhh,I’m about to…um..faint…..
He holds the boobs
she holds him and the baby
priorities have been set I guess
The thing that makes me squirm about this is that it has the appearance of being sort of an action series…like, in some shots because of the angle she looks MORE clothed, and then slightly less clothed, and then there’s the, umm, well, money shot where unless you actually look for more than a moment you are pretty sure she’s topless.
I don’t really want or need to see the PROCESS of friends or family members making their baby, KWIM? Especially not on a Christmas card. Egads.
My wife would have be uncomfortable taking one of these pictures while she was prego.
I think you folks are being a bit prudish – he’s not touching her naked breasts (I, for one, didn’t have to look all that closely to notice the dark BLACK fabric peaking out between their wrists in two places, especially given that the two other bare-belly shots show her wearing a black tube top). I think it’s very sweet, and considering that I put a “Big Bro To Be” shirt on my eldest for our holiday card pictures when I was pregnant with my second AND mentioned the coming baby in the first paragraph of the newsletter and STILL there was a large percentage of recipients who were totally shocked when they received the birth announcement 6 months later, I really don’t see this one as all that particularly awkward. This year’s holiday card showed me and my two boys by a decorated tree, with my 2nd trimester pregnant belly in profile (I was wearing a maternity shirt). As a photographer, I’ve taken similar pictures to these (with less harsh lighting and encouraging the removal of any jewelry that doesn’t add to the asthetic and/or doesn’t have strong sentimental value) and would not be in the least surprised if people sent them out to loved ones. For all we know, this couple struggled with fertility problems and sharing their joy in their imminent parenthood with people they cared about was highly significant to them. Don’t like it? Then don’t display this one in the tree-o-cards or whatever.
Yes, she still has some kind of clothing over her chest. I think that makes it even MORE awkward — why do both of his hands need to be grabbing her boobies if not to cover them up? Pregnant or not, fully clothed or mostly naked — a photo of your man with his hands on your breasts is not something to be shown outside of your boudoir, let alone sent to all of your friends and family as a Christmas card. There are definitely other ways to place his arms/hands to make this picture classy, not awkward. And any of the other, smaller pictures would have made a much better feature photo than the one where he is feeling her up.
Sorry, but there’s a huge difference between showing your belly in profile with a shirt on and having your husband with his hands over the “girls” (clothed or not) and your naked belly shining for all the world to see…
*rolling my eyes as hard as i can*
I think you said it all “mentioned the coming baby…….totally shocked when they received the birth announcement 6 months later” I am think after seeing the pics they were much too afraid to read your letter.
Don’t like what we have to say about AWKWARD FAMILY PHOTOS? Then don’t read the frickin’ comments. I’m getting awfully sick of people forgetting the point of this website. Get off your soapbox and leave us who have a sense of humor alone.
I couldn’t agree MORE!
Pret, and others who feel the same, I can see a crowd of Millions cheering your response.
And while we’re at it, let’s banish the Photoshop Police too!
Talk about some buzzkills!
Eh, I say we just thank our lucky stars for people like Ahmie.
Without them, there’d be no AFP!
Don’t you think this falls in to the wayyyyyyy too much information category ?
Honestly.It is one thing to take a picture like this for themselves and it is totally something elese to put it on a christmas card.
Ahmie, erm could we see some of your pictures please ? Please ? plese please please.
Wow! You’re so self righteous, and yet so klassy! Don’t like it? Then don’t visit this most hallowed of websites.
Three letters: TMI.
why do i want to know what they named the baby?
OMG Very very not needed
That Gas X should kick in any minute now honey……
His Christmas present was someone telling him that once his wife starts breastfeeding, those become off limits. He is keeping his hands on them as much as possible before they are the baby’s property.
Let’s see . . . Christmas . . . “and she was GREAT with child . . .” I suppose this could work, but it’s still a little creepy.
Oh boy, I’m having flashbacks to the Christmas card / baby announcement from my husband’s European cousin featuring the before and the after with everyone in their birthday suits. You all should be grateful this pair chose to be photographed with some attempts at clothing…
What disturbs me is that they start out fully dressed and then appear to lose more and more clothing. I am really hoping the photographer stopped with that last great “watch shot”…
Yeah, I’m pretty sure that it’s not the FLASH that makes these pictures difficult to look at.
Wow,that must of been an awkward family gathering.. oh yeah we got your umm Christmas card.
Just a little bit too much. Wow!
Apparently they liked it enough to send it out as a Christmas card. Interesting to say the least, really I can’t imagine opening this up …. LOL!
Can you imagine being the recipient of one of these cards????!!!!!!!!!
I always share my semi naked body boob holding photos with my friends and family during the holidays. Wonder if this card made it’s way up onto the fireplace mantel for all to see!
Oh mercy. That’s definitely a memorable Christmas card— but TMI!
he didnt want her to block his sweet watch!
they are ready to time the contractions
LOL @ karn!!
Ok, the pictures are cool if you are into that kind of thing, but not for Christmas cards…
Gives “jazz hands” a whole new meaning….
The woman who photographed our wedding had a similar package available but I don’t recall quite as much skin in the samples I looked at. One set of parents already had the name picked out so they painted the name on mom’s belly – it was actually pretty cute to know that “Sarah” was in there just waiting to meet the world. But again, the parents were pretty modest (just the belly was showing). And to use as a Christmas Card – that is pretty bizarre….
Are they wrestling?
That is… truly special. At least Mom kept the bandeau on for that big picture. Just wish I hadn’t had to examine it so closely to figure that out.
uhhh, where do I look? where do I look? SO uncomfortable!!!!!
“These hands” need a more strategic placement!
How about “let’s remember the grandparents, et al” that this creepy Christmas card was sent to?
I have a feeling she will not need to worry about finding a blanket to cover while breastfeeding.. baby daddies got her covered.
That’s her husband and the child’s father.
They’re beautiful pictures.
Um, wow. Ok, the pics are kind of cool for what they are…that being said, SERIOUSLY as your Christmas card?? Really??
I can’t imagine lining this card up next to the others on my mantel.
Nothing says “Happy Holidays” showing some skin.
disturbing! hahha wow. merry christmas!
Why do I suddenly want an orange?
that’s just a bit inappropriate…
I’m disturbed by this
oh wow O.o
did they take those pics themselves? I would have used softer lighting and air brushed momma in photoshop for a glowing effect…Those pics are really hard to look at with that flash…:(
I hope they took them themselves. It would be even more awkward standing at Sears, JC Penny’s or Walmart for these poses. Actually, it looks like there is a backdrop behind them so it could have been done professionally.
I shouldn’t think so. I think all hands are (thankfully) accounted for.;)
um 10 second timer on camera??? That would explain the not quite so ready look lol…
Now where is that pottery wheel?
LOL. Now “Unchained Melody” is running through my head…
This Christmas card makes me feel very uncomfortable.
Yeah, I think had I recieved this, they’d be off my Chirstmas card list!
Yeah, as a romantic photo of a couple it’s fine, but it’s really really not Christmas.
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