adam opris underwater maternity shootJust when I thought I've seen every kind of maternity photo shoot out there, photographer Adam Opris went ahead and raised the bar. The Miami-based photographer is taking prenatal shoots where many have never gone before: under water! That's right. Pregnant women are posing underwater for Opris' new series of mermaid inspired maternity photos. My gosh! You really have to see the photos to believe them. They are truly awe-inspiring.

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Each photo in the series was shot completely under water. That's right! Pregnant mamis are going all the way, and immersing themselves fully into the mermaid experience. It's actually really cool. And before you ask, yes, it's also pretty safe. Opris tells the Huffington Post he did his homework before diving into the new project. "After doing some research on safety and pregnancy," he assures. "I realized that being in the water was not only safe, when done right, but recommended for pregnant women as it is a great way to relieve stress off their backs and joints."

But just because the shoot was safe, that doesn't mean all of his clients were stoked at the idea of posing for the series. Opris admits, some of his pregnant clients took a little while to warm up to the idea of posing underwater. But they eventually came around and went with the flow, and that's when the real magic happened! "I'm bringing mermaids out of my maternity clients," Opris explains on Bored Panda. "By embracing buoyancy and enabling these pregnant women to be free, I am creating magic to capture pregnancy in all of its glory!" He sure is!

I must have looked at each photo in the series a million times. I'm that obsessed. But you really can't blame me. Opris manages to make each one of his clients look like a magical, mythical ocean goddess. See the stunning photos for yourself!

Magnificent mermaid mami 1

Magnificent mermaid mami

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What a beautiful homage to my favorite mermaid, Ariel!



Underwater goddess 2

Underwater goddess


I love how her shawl and skirt blend in with the waves.



Playing "koi" 3


Her smile says it all; she feels gorgeous. As well she should.


In love, under the sea 4

In love, under the sea

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How incredibly romantic!



Bella belly 5

Bella belly

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This would be a cute way to announced that you're having A GIRL!!!!


Stiletto Siren 6

Stiletto Siren

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This sirena traded her fins for a pair of heels. I'm not mad at her for it. She looks fierce!



Sirena in red 7

Sirena in red

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This is perhaps one of my faves. I love how it looks as if she's dancing.


Bathing beauty 8

Bathing beauty

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This is the perfect pic for her to put up in her lil' guppy's room. 


Dive into love 9

Dive into love

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Ariel found her Prince, at last!


Tread lightly 10

Tread lightly

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This mujer doesn't know how to take a bad pic. Simply gorgeous.