Want to know what the next big thing is for pregnancy portraits? It’s the manternity photo shoot. Instead of the mum-to-be posing for pics to capture all her glowing glory as she awaits the arrival of her newborn, dad can have a keepsake album of his food baby to proudly show the grandparents.
A series of photographs has been capturing some attention on photo sharing website Imgur of a man posing in his underwear, happily showing off his beer gut. Shot in the style of a maternity photo shoot, the results are hilarious – even if a little bit odd.
Don’t ask why, just enjoy how this man has managed to make a manternity photo shoot look like serious business. All the typical maternity shots are there – the silhouette, the sitting on a stool and admiring your belly, the pose on the bed topless, the hands forming a heart over the tum, the bump kiss – just strangely they are of a man and his stomach instead of a woman and her baby bump.
We think it’s best you don’t ask ‘why?’ when checking out this shoot because it defies explanation. Word is the bloke is a dad-to-be whose pregnant partner didn’t want the attention so he stood in at her photo shoot for a bit of a laugh. If you managed a giggle then we’re sure that was the intention when the pics were posted online.
Posted without a caption, the pics have been viewed more than five million times since being uploaded to the site. It seems there’s a lot of people out there who like a bit of a laugh.
We’re always on the lookout for new trends here at Babyology, so if this manternity photo shoot inspires your partner to have a go, do let us know.
Need some more (serious) photography ideas? Have a read about the time Bambi photobombed a baby’s woodland photo shoot. Or take a look at our previous post about the dads who wore pregnancy suits for a month to show empathy with their expecting wives.