Have you ever wondered how a baby fits inside a woman's body? I sure have. And even though I have experienced it twice, I still find it hard to visualize a full-term baby looks like inside the mother. Sure, pictures in a book are nice, but does it really look that way in real life?

Prenatal and baby photographer Leonie Versantvoort thought it would be cool to create a realistic image of pregnancy using a pregnant woman and body art depicting her baby growing inside. With the help of model Kristine Smits and body and face paint artist Marieke van den Dungen-Crone, Versantvoort recently brought her concept to life. 

 

Behind the sceneFotograaf: Leonie Versantvoort fotografie / www.leonieversantvoortfotografie.nlPainter: Marieke Crone, Skin & Scones / www.skinandscones.nlModel: Kristine Smits

Posted by Leonie Versantvoort fotografie on Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Versantvoort posted the images on her Facebook page and included some behind-the-scenes shots that show how the team was able to create a realistic interpretation of Smits' baby. Artist van den Dungen-Crone perfectly captured how the mother's organs are pushed out of the way to make room for the growing baby and how the baby's head presses on the mother's bladder and spine. (Yup, I remember that feeling all too well.)

 

Behind the sceneFotograaf: Leonie Versantvoort fotografie / www.leonieversantvoortfotografie.nlPainter: Marieke Crone, Skin & Scones / www.skinandscones.nlModel: Kristine Smits

Posted by Leonie Versantvoort fotografie on Tuesday, November 4, 2014

The end result is a stunning, anatomically-correct image of a mother and her baby — both ready to enter the next stage of their lives.

 

Fotograaf: Leonie Versantvoort fotografie / www.leonieversantvoortfotografie.nlPainter: Marieke Crone, Skin & Scones / www.skinandscones.nlModel: Kristine Smits

Posted by Leonie Versantvoort fotografie on Tuesday, November 4, 2014

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