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Motherhood is pretty magical, and some moms-to-be like to preserve the journey through maternity photo shoots. Meet eight expectant moms (human and otherwise) who struck a pose.

1. The mom-to-be who posed with 20,000 bees (Image Source: usatoday)

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Emily Mueller is a honey bee activist. The 33-year-old from Ohio is already a mom of three and is now celebrating her new pregnancy by posing for a photoshoot with a four-pound swarm of bees—that's 20,000 flying insects—on her belly. Mueller made a career out of saving honey bees in Akron and the surrounding areas. As the Summit County Apiary Inspector and Master Beekeeping Program Chair for the Ohio State Beekeeper's Association, she is the woman behind "Mueller Honey Bee," a company with a mission to rescue honey bees through swarm removals and cutouts.

Mueller got into beekeeping after suffering several miscarriages. For the photo shoot, she enlisted the help of her husband and Kendrah Damis Photography to make her "bee-utiful" idea come to life. Emily says she was stung four times during the process but claims the injuries were her fault, as she accidentally squished a few of the bees.

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2. The Florida photographer who shoots his pregnant subjects underwater (Image Source: dailymail)

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Most pregnant women feel anything but weightless in their third trimester. That is likely not the case for the subjects of Florida photographer Adam Opris, who captured expectant women underwater for his latest project. The resulting images make the moms-to-be look almost mermaid-like, with gauzy dresses and loose, flowing hair.

The photos also present an intimate and romantic look at the pregnant female form—in most cases the women are tenderly cradling their bumps. Other photos feature the women's partners, and one adorable shot features a toddler thrilled at the prospect of becoming a big sister.

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3. The woman who chose Target as her location for a maternity photo session (Image Source: refinery29)

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Page Miller might just be the ultimate Target mom, which is why she chose the store as the backdrop for her maternity photos after learning she was pregnant with her third child.

Page, a photographer herself, asked her friend Heather Pippin of Inspired By A True Story Photography to take her maternity pictures in a locale that’s all too familiar to most families. She posed with her daughter Avery in one of the most real and creative shoots we’ve ever seen. And what's even more surprising is that Pippin managed to get shots without customers wandering by or employees coming to chastise them for snacking in the middle of an aisle.

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4. The expectant moms who posed as Disney princesses (Image Source: indianexpress)

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Motherhood is pretty magical and Brazilian photographer Vanessa Firme, a mommy herself, has been photographing moms-to-be as popular fantasy characters.

From Bella in Beauty and the Beast to DC Comics' Wonder Woman, the series has taken Instagram by storm. The photographer reimagines what it would look like if these princesses entered motherhood and, as you can guess, it's beautiful and surreal.
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5. The deployed husband who was Photoshopped into his wife's maternity photo (Image Source: redbookmag)

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Most husbands would do anything to support their wife throughout her pregnancy, but happens when a spouse's job has him stationed thousands of miles away?

Brandon Phillips was deployed overseas in the Air Force while wife Veronica was pregnant with the couple's first child back home in Miami. When Veronica decided to do a maternity shoot, she wanted to include Brandon in the experience and shine a light on the reality of pregnancy for so many military families. With the help of photographer Jennifer McMahon, she was able to find a creative way to make Brandon a part of the shoot, even while he was overseas.

McMahon employed Photoshop to combine two photos, one from Veronica's shoot and one of Brandon posing in his Air Force uniform with a desert landscape in the background. In the emotional collage, he seems to be reaching across into her side of the photo to put his hand on her belly.

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6. The colorful photoshoot created for a "rainbow" baby (Image Source: thebump)

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After giving birth to her first child, Jessica experienced six miscarriages. But by August 2016, she had sailed into her third trimester with a baby girl. This was her "rainbow" baby (defined as a child born after a miscarriage, stillbirth or infant death, like a rainbow following a storm).

Jessica’s husband knew it was important to document this miracle and approached From Labor to Love photographer JoAnn Marrero. The result was a breathtaking, multicolored maternity shoot that captured the attention of social media while simultaneously capturing Jessica's glow.

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7. The muddy images that embrace the mess of motherhood (Image Source: thestir)

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This messy photo, taken by Dallas photographer Elaine Baca, shows Brittany Barton, her husband Jon, and their two oldest sons and just dancing, slinging, and living it up in the Texas mud. Not what you'd have in mind for your maternity session? It wasn't what Brittany planned either, but as Baca explained, "In Waxahachie, Texas, when it rains, it pours. In the weeks leading up to the maternity session, the rain was relentless."

The family rescheduled several times and considered indoor photo locales, but Baca had a better idea—she knew the Barton's were outdoorsy, fun, and up for anything. "They have a huge backyard which backs up to a field, and I knew it had lots of muddy puddles, so I asked her what she thought about playing in the rain and ending with a mud fight. I don't think she (Brittany) even hesitated; she said she trusted my vision and wanted to go for it!"

The results are pure magic and a reminder that while life may get messy, it's also part of the fun, especially when you have kids!

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