Excerpted from Los Angeles Times Calendar article,
They're proud, with child, and want to capture their form forever.
By Deborah NetburnSpecial to The Times
When Linnea Lenkus set up her photography studio in South Pasadena in 1998, she specialized in portraits of kids and babies. But ever since the Cindy Crawford cover of W in 1999 the number of pregnant women who call her has grown exponentially. Now about half the work she does is pregnancy portraiture. "I think the W magazine cover just started people thinking about it and feeling they wanted to do that for themselves," she says.
Many women say they feel especially sexy during their pregnancy. . .
And men have responded as well. . .
"Pregnancy has become a really big thing, especially for women who never thought it would happen to them," says Lenkus, who was once told she would never have a baby, but now has a son and recently gave birth to twins. "When I was pregnant last time I was so happy. I photographed myself every month. I just loved to watch it."