How many of you remember that iconic photo of Demi Moore on the front cover of Vanity Fair magazine back in 1991? A beautiful moment of her pregnancy captured in print forever. (Best not to copy an image of the Vanity Fair cover here but it’s easy to find on Google if you want a reminder).
This was a photo I held in my mind for 7 months of my pregnancy back in 2003 hoping that I might be able to attain a similar memory of my special time. How disappointed was I to find that my precious “compact, little” bump, that I lovingly massaged with Bio Oil daily, read stories to and sang to, grew into the most enormous mound imaginable and the rest of my body seemed to follow suit! There was no way any amount of ‘photo shopping’ would produce the image I had dreamed of!!
If only “bump art” had been around back then!
Appointments with us last between 1 and 2 hours when we will paint a bespoke design, guided by the mum-to-be, on their beautiful bump. Designs so far have ranged from flourishing flowers and magical unicorns to blue bulls (long story!) and even red noses for Comic Relief.
Our client can sit in comfort and take some well-deserved relaxation time whilst we get to work on the masterpiece! Once finished, high quality, relaxed photographs will be taken which will be sent on either by email or on disk to be shared with friends and family and, of course, the new addition to the family in years to come.
We have received lovely feedback from our mums –
“Claire Guest “pimped up” my bump when I was 8 months pregnant and it looked amazing!!
I would highly recommend having this done – such a lovely and unusual memory of bump 🙂
Claire was professional and just made me feel so comfy like I’d known her for years. Go for it preggers girls! I now have some gorgeous photos of my bump 🙂 x”
Daniela Senior Scott, Bagshot
“Claire Guest is a true artist. I had my bump painted and was floored by Claire’s amazing artwork, professionalism and enthusiasm for what she does.
The whole experience was superb and I only wish I had known about her for my previous pregnancies. I cannot recommend Claire enough; she is a real superstar in my eyes and has given me some fantastic memories / pictures to look back on in years to come. Thank you so much Claire x”
Sarah Gabbott, Woking
In 2011 we were filmed by the BBC for their Comic Relief show painting bumps for Red Nose Day. As part of a UK wide bump painting team led by Sam Gray, we raised nearly £8,000 for this worthy cause and had a lot of fun in the process!
BumpArt enables all of us, whatever shape or size, to celebrate our pregnancies by embellishing the beautiful bump that is growing in front of us and capture our own unique memory of a truly special time in our lives.
More photos can be found in our gallery on our website. http://www.fascinatingfaces.co.uk/galleries
Gift vouchers are available and reductions are offered for bookings of more than one bump!