Most pregnant women feel anything but weightless in their third trimester.

That is not the case for the subjects of South Florida photographer Adam Opris, though, who captured expectant women underwater for his latest project.

The images make the mothers-to-be look almost mermaid-like with their 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.

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Other photos feature the women's partners, and one adorable frame features a toddler clearly thrilled at the prospect of becoming a big sister.

Speaking about the project to My Modern Met, Opris said: "With that great love for water, I am bringing mermaids out of my maternity clients.

"By embracing buoyancy and enabling these pregnant women to be free, I am creating magic to capture pregnancy in all of its glory."

See the photos below and check out the full gallery here.


Photo / Adam Opris

Photo / Adam Opris

Photo / Adam Opris

Photo / Adam Opris

Photo / Adam Opris
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- Daily Mail