The whole glitter trend is a complicated one for parents: most of us loved all things glittery as kids, but the first time we naively let our kids do some arts-and-crafts project with the stuff, only to realize that the remnants will forever live on our floors, walls, clothes, and hands, well . . . the happy relationship quickly comes to an end.
Thankfully, Australian photographer Lauren Biggs was willing to brush aside glitter's less favorable attributes for a maternity "bath" shoot with her pregnant pal Elise Apps.
"I am mesmerized with glitter and sparkly things, and I really wanted to give this idea a go," Biggs told POPSUGAR of her first attempt. "I loved the look of all-gold glitter or one color, but I just happened to have all this thick colorful glitter from another shoot, and it was perfect."
To create the effect, they used a black sheet so the glitter would stand out and let natural light from a nearby window hit the flecks in all the right spots.
"We loved it," she said. "The cleaning bit was easy — we just lifted it all out on the sheet, but Elise on the other hand could not get it off her skin!"
The gorgeous mom-to-be delivered her baby girl the very next day, so glitter might just have to be a part of this family's life for years to come.