Jill Thomas: Lace and Grace, a Maternity Portrait

Oh Jill Thomas.  How do you do it?!  I've looked at these gorgeous photos about a hundred times now, and am at loss for words.  All I can say is that they are so beautiful, they make me ache a little.  Just lovely!!

-Sandra Coan

About Jill: based in San Diego, CA / website / contact / facebook / pinterest

Scroll down to the end for Cat’s take.

From Cat: 

In these portraits, Jill Thomas uses light and the natural outline of her subject's body to create a womanly portrait of a lady who is expecting. I am especially drawn to the photos where she has turned away from the camera and reveals her upper back and shoulders; although her dress veers toward the conservative, the revelation of her neck and back put us in just enough contact with her body to remind us how primal--how deeply feminine--pregnancy is - and it's kind of sexy! Dare I say that about a pregnant woman? I do. They're like Victorian paintings depicting a mother in all of her symbolic strength and power.

- Cat Thrasher