PHILADELPHIA, April 18, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Destination Maternity® proudly announces an exclusive retail partnership with acclaimed photographer Anne Geddes and the launch of the inaugural release of the U.S. edition of my Pregnancy: A Woman's Story. In this high-quality collectible magazine, Anne Geddes, one of the world's most respected photographers, combines her breathtaking photography with nine women's intimate and emotional interviews about their pregnancies, the births of their babies, and beyond.
Anne is best known for her iconic and classic photography of newborn babies, but Anne is also passionate about capturing the beauty and promise of pregnancy. In this unique magazine, she hopes to bring to light the truly universal story of motherhood. For this project Anne has photographed women from all walks of life, all in their final months of pregnancy. After their babies were born, the women were invited back into Anne's studio to candidly tell their unique stories. my Pregnancy: A Woman's Story is the result of over two years of Anne's passionate work with brave, beautiful, and courageous women, whose narratives are heartwarming and compelling. Each story is also illustrated with personal photographs of each woman and behind-the-scenes imagery from Anne's studio.
"Even though I'm primarily known for photographing newborns, I've also always loved photographing pregnant women," said Anne. "my Pregnancy shares rich, diverse stories that all women should hear. Women are great storytellers, so I'm sure you'll be able to identify with all of them. I couldn't be more pleased to share my Pregnancy with the women at Destination Maternity, a company that fully embraces and cherishes pregnant women."
In celebration of the magazine's release, Destination Maternity will host a kick-off event at its flagship location in New York City on April 28, 2012, at 2:00 p.m. Anne Geddes will be on hand for a meet-and-greet at the 57th and Madison location, and light refreshments will be served.
"It is an honor and privilege to partner with Anne Geddes on her new project," said Chris Daniel, President of Destination Maternity Corporation. "We are thrilled that expectant moms across the country can now purchase her stunning new work at all Motherhood, Destination Maternity, and A Pea in the Pod locations."
Beginning April 25, 2012, my Pregnancy will be sold exclusively at Destination Maternity, A Pea in the Pod®, and Motherhood Maternity® stores in the United States and Canada, and online at www.destinationmaternity.com, www.apeainthepod.com, and www.motherhood.com. (Geddes Group, $14.95, 112 pages, 11-13/16"x9") my Pregnancy: A Woman's Story will also be available in digital form at Zinio.com ($4.99) and in the Apple Newsstand ($4.99).
About Destination Maternity:
Destination Maternity® is the home of the world's leading maternity brands Motherhood Maternity® and A Pea in the Pod®. It is a one-stop shop for the most extraordinary selection of maternity fashion, accessories and everything imaginable for the pregnant woman. For store locations and more, visit www.destinationmaternity.com
About Anne Geddes:
One of the world's most respected photographers, Anne Geddes creates images that are iconic, multi-award winning, internationally acclaimed, and beloved. Like no photographer before, her imagery singularly captures the beauty, purity, vulnerability, and preciousness of children, embodying her deeply held belief that each and every child must be protected, nurtured, and loved. Throughout her career Anne Geddes has continued to give back. In 1992, Anne with her husband, Kel, founded The Geddes Philanthropic Trust to raise funds and awareness worldwide for the prevention of child abuse and neglect. In 2011, Anne was proud to announce her partnership with the United Nation's Every Woman Every Child initiative, which she hopes will continue to help make the health and welfare of pregnant women, and newborn children, a global priority. Anne's work has been published in 83 countries and her books have sold more than 18 million copies worldwide. Anne's most recent photographic book Beginnings received Gold in the 2011 Independent Publishers Book Awards, won both the photography and e-book non-fiction categories in the USA Best Books 2011 Awards, and was one of the top bestselling photography books of the year. Anne Geddes' blog, Facebook and Twitter pages bring her fans into her studio and life. For more information, please visit www.AnneGeddes.com.
SOURCE Destination Maternity Corporation