Angie's Butterfly

Angie Butterfly 2

This is the amazing work of photographer Steve Young.

I can't imagine I would have ever found cause to show you my naked body (31 weeks pregnant or otherwise) before my gorgeous friend took these shots. I think you will agree, they are not your standard maternity pics.

I've been joking on Facebook about showing my boobs but really, if you look at these images and see anything other than the female form represented as art, I'd be very surprised.

I feel powerful and beautiful. Pregnant and sexy.

I believe we can be both.

And so, these photos by the amazing Steve will become one of my most treasured possessions. They are a record of my final pregnancy, of me as a 35-year-old woman, at a time when I stand on the precipice of having it all.

Because that's how I feel. Blessed beyond words.

And also?

I'm a fucking butterfly!

Does it get any cooler than that?

 

* Photoshop Disclaimer – in the spirit of sisterhood and transparency, you should know that these photos have been retouched. I asked Steve to keep it to a minimum which he did. Some skin smoothing, a boob lift and balance (particularly in the first shot where the position of my arms meant one breast was higher than the other) and my hips were slimmed by 5%. If these images were to appear in a magazine, there would most likely have been a million alterations including the increasingly popular 'stretching' which would have made me look like I had legs forever. During the shoot, Steve showed me what that would look like on one of the shots and truthfully, I didn't like it…it just wasn't me. So for the most part, this is really me. In awesome lighting. With wings.

 

Hello friends

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I’m Angie!  I mum. I write. I wife. My husband would say this is the correct order.  He’s so neeeedy. I live with my family in Melbourne, Australia, where I complain about the weather for 90% of the year – but I can’t imagine living anywhere else. Except maybe in Lake Como, waving to my neighbours George and Amal each morning.

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36 Comments

  1. Belle

    You’re fucking hot, That is all 🙂

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  2. susan

    OMG! Amazing! I am generally not a fan if pregnancy pics. They are usually up there with glamour shots, but these photos are amazing and beautiful. Love them!

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  3. Bec

    Wow.

    Stunning, Angie. Simply stunning.

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  4. Bilby

    Totally not what I was expecting at all – I’ve never seen anything even remotely like this before in terms of maternity photos! You look stunning Angie! Geez, talk about being able to work a pair of heels and a couple of sheets! Seriously – no wonder you are so very happy with them – they are amazing photos!! xx

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  5. Kate

    Wow!!

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  6. julie firkin

    Seriously . . . Wow! Your photographer is such an artist. So creative. And you are beautiful.

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  7. E

    Oh my god Angie!!! they are amazing – jaw droppingly gorgeous – not that I expected anything less!

    Beautiful

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  8. Fran

    Wow Angie they are absolutely amazing! Just amazing!

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  9. Angie @ The Little Mumma

    Yep. These are not those, are they? They are extraordinary.

    Steve conceived of and executed the whole idea and I’m just glad I was able to deliver when it came to the crunch! His vision is superb and I’m stoked to have been a part of it.

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  10. Angie @ The Little Mumma

    I don’t even know what I was imagining in my own head but I know that what Steve achieved with these shots surpassed anything I could have dreamed up!

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  11. Angie @ The Little Mumma

    He really is. And he really hasn’t been doing it for all that long. Talk about finding your true calling.

    Thank you, lovely. xxx

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  12. Angie @ The Little Mumma

    Thank you, lovely Fran. I am sooooooo happy with them and happy I shared them now!

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  13. Jess

    Wow wow wow. I have never really liked professional photo’s either – they are usually very cliche but these… these are A.mazing! This is almost an incentive to get pregnant again… just so I can have him photograph me. Almost.

    I dare say I wouldn’t look as hot as you do though, Ange. They are just stunning.

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  14. Angie Baxter

    Absolutely fantastic!!!! You look so amazing and these photographs are incredible. You’ll be getting very large prints I hope! x

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  15. Zanni Arnot

    Wow! Amazing.Good on you for sharing 🙂

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  16. Mrs Karen T

    My GOd, you look wonderful! Very feminine and sensual! Good on you for sharing 🙂

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  17. MJ

    I have to join in with the chorus of wows… WOW! Incredible. I can see why you’d be thrilled to have these pics. And of course, you look amazing (but I knew you would).

    Love me a good black & white shoot. The wings here are very Georgia O’Keefe, aren’t they? So appropriate. x

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  18. Angie @ The Little Mumma

    Thanks, Jess. xx

    Yep, these shots are most definitely unique – all part of Steve’s crazy imagination….

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  19. Angie @ The Little Mumma

    Thank you, Mrs T!

    They certainly turned out much better than I could have imagined – it’s nice to view my body and actually LIKE it.

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  20. Angie @ The Little Mumma

    Aren’t they wild? I can’t believe that I don’t hate my body! What’s going on there?

    I think pregnancy acts as a veil which helped me nude up and just do it. I can’t imagine I would have felt so comfortable just in my regular nude self.

    So yeah, I am pretty proud of how they turned out and wildly grateful I know a professional photographer who asked me to do it!

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  21. Angie @ The Little Mumma

    Thank you, Becca!

    There are more. Different though – not the butterfly. We’ll go through those over the next few weeks and decide what else to share…. 🙂

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  22. Ali

    You look stunning Angie, really beautiful. What wonderful shots to have of your final pregnancy!!!

    The lighting and shading is fantastic and makes you look super HOT!!! Big boobies :), tight round belly and legs accentuated by your fabulous heels, what more could you look for in pregnancy photos.

    Beautiful xx

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  23. Angie @ The Little Mumma

    Thank you, Miss Ali! So lovely of you.

    And the heels are deluxe, I must say. They work wonders on the legs of a 5ft nuthin’ gal like me! 😉 And best bit? They were totally on sale.

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  24. MJ

    I’m such a dirty pervert that I just had to come back for another look. You look AMAZING.

    There’s something about being knocked up and loving your body – I was the same. Would never consider doing something like this normally, but if I’d been approached when pregnant, I’d probably have jumped at the opportunity. I loved my body so much more then.

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  25. LindaDrummond

    Wow Angie, just absolutely stunning – what a work of art (you, and the photos!). love them!

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  26. Sophie

    Madame butterfly. Exquisite and beautiful!

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  27. Ruthy

    One word….Stunning!

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