Terry Richardson is celebrating the final weeks of his girlfriend’s pregnancy by documenting her most recent doctor’s check-up with an uncharacteristically tame photo.
The 50-year-old took to Instagram on Friday to share a snapshot of his 32-year-old partner Alexandra ‘Skinny’ Bolotow lying on a couch in their home as her doctor checks their unborn twins’ heartbeats.
The controversial photographer captioned the image: ‘#NYFW’, possibly alluding to the fact that he is spending fashion week at home with his very pregnant girlfriend.
Almost there! Terry Richardson took to Instagram on Friday to share a photo of his very pregnant girlfriend Alexandra ‘Skinny’ Bolotow getting an at-home check-up from her doctor
Growing family: The 50-year-old revealed in October that he and his 32-year-old assistant-turned-girlfriend are expecting twins
In the image, Alexandra has her navy blue T-shirt lifted over her growing belly as her doctor looks at the monitor of the fetal doppler.
Alexandra is surrounded by plaid blankets and a pillow featuring a sketch of Terry’s face as she rests on their colorfully patterned cream couch.
Two weeks ago, Terry photographed Alexandra’s stomach wrapped in a prenatal cradle support strap.
And while she is wearing a common device meant to ease the discomforts of pregnancy, Terry put a racier spin on the clinical-looking white straps.
‘Bondage,’ he captioned the image of his partner, who is expecting in the spring.
In the photo, which was shot from the neck down, Alexandra is wearing a simple white bra. The prenatal cradle is strapped over her stomach and appears to be taking some of the weight of her belly off of her pelvis.
On Alexandra’s hip is a tattoo of a coiled up black whip, which is certainly keeping with the bondage theme of the photo.
Last month, the expectant parents celebrated their impending arrival with an X-rated baby shower that was on par with his history of shocking photo shoots.
Whips and chains: Terry photographed Alexandra wearing a prenatal cradle support strap and shared the ‘bondage’ image two weeks ago
Graphic cake: In place of a traditional gender reveal dessert, the couple served their guests this somewhat graphic creation, complete with an iced figuring of the mother-to-be
Eschewing the traditional stork-themed decorations many might select for such a happy occasion, Terry instead opted for a variety of lewd and crude accessories and party favors that looked as though they would have been better suited to a wild bachelorette party than a baby shower.
Sharing images from the event, which took place on January 10, on his Instagram account, Terry offered his fans a sneak peek into the different details that went in to ensuring that the couple’s baby shower stood out as being the only one of its kind.
Starting off with the table decorations, Terry posted an image of a party-themed spread, which was decorated with a variety of toys and games, many of which were shaped like a man’s genitalia. Even the tablecloth came complete with a garish ‘Let’s Party’ penis print.
And then there was the cake, an element of the party which Terry seemed most happy about. But forget your traditional gender reveal cake, which some couples choose to cut open at their baby showers, because, just as with the rest of their party, Terry and Alexandra chose instead to have something slightly more in your face.
In celebration of their unborn baby twins, the cake saw a mini model of mother-to-be Alexandra created in icing, with the naked figure leaning back on a red blanket, legs spread, while two small heads poke out from in between them. Lying alongside the figure is a small iced dog, presumably meant to represent the couple’s puppy, which they are often seen out walking in New York City.
Momma: Throughout Alexandra’s pregnancy, Terry has been documenting her changing body shape with a series of nude portraits, including this one, which was captured in December
Loving portrait: Terry took this intimate photo of his partner’s baby bump two and a half months ago
‘Hump day’: Alexandra posed for this image not long after their confirmed that they are expecting
The bizarre baked creation appears to be a tribute to an image posted on Terry’s Instagram account just a few months ago, which saw Alexandra lying naked on her side on a red tartan blanket, however in this image just her baby bump, ribs and legs were visible, as opposed to her entire body.
The final picture shared from the event revealed the rather ironic party favors which guests appear to have received on their way out: personalized condoms printed with a copy of Alexandra’s sonogram images, along with the incredibly graphic pun: ‘Skinny’s babies: c***ing soon.’
Terry and Alexandra’s baby shower comes just a few weeks before the photographer’s former assistant is predicted to give birth, and marks the latest in a long line of unique ways the couple has chosen to celebrate their pregnancy.
Alexandra’s changing body shape has also been documented by Terry in a series of artistic nudes that he has shared on his Instagram page.
The photographer first confirmed his girlfriend’s pregnancy this fall by posting a picture of the announcement featured in New York Post’s Page Six on his Instagram page.
‘Babies’ first Page Six shout out!’ he wrote. ‘We weren’t planning to make this news quite so public quite so soon, because we are very cautious after going through some very difficult and heartbreaking losses, and always afraid of jinxing it, but since the cat is out of the bag…
‘Skinny and I are very excited to let you guys know that we are expecting TWINS in the spring!!!
‘This has been a difficult journey and we are so thankful to be surrounded by so much love and support from our friends and family, and some incredibly smart doctors!
‘I’m sure the kids will be excited to use this as a Throwback Thursday one of these days!’
Fall day: The couple are pictured walking around New York City’s West Village in November, when Alexandra’s bump was just beginning to show prominently
Celebration of success: The photographer, who is known for his sexually explicit images, has had 20 years of his work honored in a new photography book, Terry Richardson: Volumes 1 & 2: Portraits And Fashion
Alexandra has stood by Terry’s side among many alleged scandals, starting as his intern before becoming his full-time employee. While she was an intern in 2004, she was photographed performing oral sex on the photographer while wearing a tiara labeled ‘slut’.
Other explicit photos of her that were taken by Terry appear in his 2005 book, Kibosh. After the famed photographer received countless accusations of sexual misconduct by multiple models, for which he was never actually charged, Alexandra came to his defense.
‘I think part of being a strong woman is owning the decisions that you’ve made in your life,’ she told New York magazine for their cover story on the photographer in 2014. ‘Trying to put the onus onto someone else for your own decisions is really cowardly and kind of dishonest.’
Terry has photographed countless celebrities, including Beyonce and Miley Cyrus, however, the photographer, who is known to many as ‘Uncle Terry’, has been accused of pressuring models into posing for sexually explicit photoshoots and performing unwanted sexual acts with him on set.
Terry has continued to deny the allegations, writing on his blog that he was ‘really hurt by the recent and false allegations of insensitivity and misconduct’.
‘I’ve always been considerate and respectful of the people I photograph and I view what I do as a real collaboration between myself and the people in front of the camera,’ he added.