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09-26-2016, 07:10 PM   #1
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Neat technique for surrogate pregnancy photo

I didn't take this, and it's probably not pentax. It is, however, my sister-in-law in the photo.

She can't get pregnant because of medical issues, and when she and my brother-in-law wanted to have a kid, her mother volunteered to be the surrogate.

Here's what the photographer had to say about the project:

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You would never know that this beautiful woman was expecting because, well, she isn't pregnant.
Would it surprise you to learn that this image is actually 2 people? Or that you are actually looking at 3 generations? And that her equally beautiful mother, carrying her soon-to-be daughter, is standing directly behind her?
She may never know how it feels to be pregnant, but with this image I can show her how it looks for her to be pregnant. <3


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So... if you do maternity photos and have a surrogate client, this might be a useful technique. And if not, well, it's pretty neat anyway.

09-27-2016, 02:51 AM   #2
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What a clever and very lovely idea
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How generous of her mother.

Also, this is neat and all, but something gave me pause. If I read your post correctly, your sister-in-law is having a child with your brother-in-law. Now, I don't wish to perpetuate an offensive redneck stereotype, but my mind went to some weird places trying to make sense of this; I'm sure there's a very mundane explanation.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Jens Lyn IV Quote
my mind went to some weird places trying to make sense of this
It might be something like this: There was a man who was born before his father, killed his mother, and married his sister. Yet there was nothing wrong with what he had done.

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I'm sure there's a very mundane explanation.
There are a couple of ways this could be possible.

The less complicated way is lady in the foreground of the photo could be narual's partner's sister and hence narual's sister-in-law, her husband is therefore narual's brother-in-law. That would make the surrogate mother narual's mother-in-law which was not stated.

The more complicated way is the lady in the foreground is narual's partner's brother's wife and hence narual's sister-in-law, the partner's brother being narual's brother-in-law. That would mean the surrogate mother was no relation to narual.

I think the second way is the correct one.

I love logic problems but it did take me several minutes to work all that out.

Having said all the above I think the photo is very clever and touching. My first marriage was childless for similar reasons so I know what that feels like.
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gah, that sounds complicated.

My wife's brother, his wife, and his wife's mother.
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So I was correct.

It was made more complicated due to the fact that I didn't know your gender and had to write everything in a gender neutral manner. Your answer was much more succinct.
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Today I learned that sister-in-law is not necessarily as narrowly defined as I thought - that not only can one's spouse's sibling and/or one's sibling's spouse be one's sibling-in-law, but so too can one's spouse's sibling's spouse and/or one's sibling's spouse's sibling be one's sibling-in-law, although one's spouse's sibling's spouse and/or one's sibling's spouse's sibling may also more specifically be referred to as one's co-sibling-in-law. That's a triple-hyphenated quadruple compound noun.

Ah, the joys of butchering a language that is not my own.

Please forgive me.

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Jens, i think that phrase refers to 2 pairs of siblings (call them jack and Jill green, and hansel and gretel weiß, say) where jack marries gretel and Jill marries Hansel, jack and Hansel would be co-brothers-in-law.

At least that's the only situation I've ever seen it referenced in.

Taki - guess my profile photo disappeared. I'll try & fix that.
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