Easter Belly - Orange County Photographer, Mark Jordan

Easter Belly - Belly Art painting on pregnant bellies by International Award Winning,
Orange County photographer, Mark Jordan © All Rights Reserved ©Mark Jordan Photography 

None of the Belly Art Photos were created in the portrait studio. Instead, my painted bellies were created on location in the living room of one of one of my clients, except Beach Ball Belly, which was taken at local park, in a sandbox. The model must be commended for sitting in the blistering hot, Southern California summer sun with a nine month pregnant belly. 

All the images were captured digitally with a Canon 5D. The primary light source was a large, south facing window. White and silver reflectors (48") were employed to soften the shadow edge and bounce light into the shadows. 

Each Belly Art photography session took approximately 30 minutes, with the actual belly paintings requiring a few to several hours. The digital post-production artwork required extensive enhancements, taking anywhere from a day to a week. 

The entire project took several months to complete, with babies being born in the process.
Even with the images meticulously captured, the work had just begun. It took another year of planning, deliberations and untold hours of fine detail to complete the project.

Should you have any questions about the Belly Art Photo sessions, the artwork, how you might own an image, any aspect of the photographic process, or about Orange County Photographer, Mark Jordan, please don't hesitate to contact us. We are more than happy to answer your questions.

For the complete story on Belly Art Photos, read my blog post, "Belly Art by Orange County Photographer, Mark Jordan."


Orange County Photographer, Mark Jordan Photography, an Rancho Santa Margarita Photographer, specializes in crafting stunning contemporary, traditional, classic, and storytelling family portraits (high school seniors, children portraits, babies, maternity, pregnancy), headshots and pets. Mark Jordan, a Photography Hall of Fame photographer (with a Rancho Santa Margarita portrait studio), and provides portrait photography throughout Orange County and Southern California. Mark Jordan's Orange County portrait studio also serves San Diego County and Inland Empire. Studio Photography Services are also provided in Riverside County and Los Angeles County. Local Cites where Mark Jordan photography studio services are offered are as an Aliso Viejo Photographer, Anaheim Photographer, Costa Mesa Photographer, Coto de Caza Photographer, Dana Point Photographer, Dove Canyon Photographer, Huntington Beach Photographer, Irvine Photographer, Ladera Ranch Photographer, Laguna Beach Photographer, Laguna Hills Photographer, Laguna Niguel Photographer, Lake Forest Photographer, Mission Viejo Photographer, Newport Beach Photographer, Northwood Photographer, Orange Photographer, Orange Park Acres Photographer, San Clemente Photographer, San Juan Capistrano Photographer, Santa Ana Photographer, Tustin Photographer, Villa Park Photographer, Westminster Photographer, Yorba Linda Photographer, Corona del Mar Photographer, Riverside Photographer, Temecula Photographer, Chino Hills Photographer, Loma Linda Photographer, Rancho Bernardo Photographer, Carlsbad Photographer, Coronado Photographer, Del Mar Photographer, Escondido Photographer, San Diego Photographer, San Marcos Photographer, Solana Beach Photographer, Carmel Mountain Ranch Photographer, Rancho San Diego Photographer, Rancho Santa Fe Photographer, and San Diego Country Estates Photographer, Turtle Rock Photographer, Shady Canyon Photographer. Portrait Photographers everywhere (photographers in O.C. as well) are welcome to contact our portrait studio for mentoring/guidance.