Behind the Scenes: Bump Envy

Check out our latest crop of pretty pregos at Babesta in Tribeca.

To capture the beauty — and variety — that is a New York City pregnancy, we’ve held Bump Envy shoots in lots of diverse locations: showrooms, maternity shops, restaurants and even video stores. This season, we crossed over into new territory…baby territory. Luckily, Babesta in Tribeca is anything but babyish.

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We’ve been big fans of Babesta since our own pregnancies back when, and became even bigger fans after meeting owner Jennifer Cattaui (below in rocker) when we launched Well Rounded NY. Sure, the shop has the best cribs and strollers in the business, but there’s also plenty of Keith Haring, Kidrobot and even Biggie Smalls (well, in a plush doll version), making even a non-pregnant NYC gal feel right at home.

We were thrilled to introduce these mamas-to-be to Jen’s impeccably curated baby and kids boutique as well as one of our favorite photographers, Mariliana Arvelo of Stylish & Hip Kids Photography. Throw in some spring sunshine, and some ridiculous style, and we had ourselves a day to remember.

Check out some outtakes of our Bump Envy shoot, and then head on over to the WRNY Instagram account, where Mariliana has hijacked (in a good way) our feed for the day to show off more of what life looks like through her talented photographer eyes.

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SHK Latonya

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SHK SherrieShot on location at Babesta.
Photography by Mariliana Arvelo of Stylish & Hip Kids Photography.

Mariliana Arvelo

Mariliana Arvelo

Mariliana's photography sessions are a journey of imagination and creativity. They are a happy time for everyone to have lots of fun. She pays attention to every detail to compose gorgeous images that capture kids and parents personalities. Mariliana loves to explore the city and use exciting locations from graffiti walls in Williamsburg or the East Village, to beautiful stone streets in the Meat Packing district, to the industrial and rustic feel of Red Hook, and of course the amazing green spaces like Central Park or Dumbo. You can follow her adventures in instagram @stylishhipkids and see her work at www.stylishhipkids.com.

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