by Low Lai Chow in New Photography on Wednesday 2 October 2013

When Russian photographer Jana Romanova saw her friends getting pregnant one after the other, she decided to document this stage of their lives by shooting portraits of them asleep in the morning with their partners at night, before the beginning of a new day — and soon, a new chapter.

She then expanded the project to include other couples, and ended up photographing 40 couples in all, one for every week of pregnancy. It’s magical stuff.

Via Slate