Always get requests for different ideas as a maternity photographer. This time the desire was to use blue fabric to show off the baby bump.
Baby Bump in Blue
It is a beautiful way to show the future boy is on the way. Of course the follow-up with newborn photos is often not far behind. Can’t wait to meet this little cutie.
Some of my maternity photography clients returned returned recently for photos of their newborn baby. As a photographer it makes me feel great to see how happy these new families are.
Cute baby smiles for photographer
Working with infants can be challenging for a photographer because they tend to set their own schedules. So I always have some flexibility in my schedule for these sessions to allow for this. I would always rather take a few extra minutes to allow for a meal break to make sure we have a happy baby. It makes all the difference in the final result.
The Baby Movie
Like I said last week, I would have another fun maternity photo session idea. Pregnancy is such a fun and special time that it is the perfect time to start having some laughs. Coming attractions movie poster is another of my crazy photographer ideas.
Maternity Pin-up "You're a Daddy!"
Sometimes it can be fun to be a bit more creative with maternity photos than tradition. My photographer mind is always going off into left field with ideas. We had a great time creating this photo as a fun pregnancy pin-up that everyone got a big laugh out of. Come back next week to see another fun idea.
Part of what I like about being a maternity photographer is that I can use photographs to show the love for the future child.
Baby love maternity
I love the mood this type of photo shows. Pregnancy is a time to be shared.
Often featuring the couple in maternity photographs can create some amazing memories. This couple is a perfect example of what I am talking about.
Couples in maternity photos
So consider doing some couples shots for your maternity session.
I had a great time photographing some twins for their 3 month shoot. I love to show off the size difference between the baby and the parent. Here is one of the twins showing off.
They will be back in 3 months for their 6 month shoot.
Sometimes you just have to have some fun when creating maternity photos. A lot of moms joke about how big their bellies have become, and this time I asked if we could do something fun. She was more than willing to get a photo that would be a very non-traditional photo of her pregnancy.
This concept was based upon some photos I had seen of the sunrise over the earth from space. So with some careful lighting, a fair amount of Photoshop and mom who likes to have fun, this photo was created.
Sunrise Over Pregnant Belly
The final photo is a combination of four images. The belly and the moon are photos which I took, the space is from the Hubble telescope, and the sun flare is a Photoshop created image.
For your maternity photographs, imagination is the only limit. So talk with your photographer about any ideas you have no matter how “crazy” you think they might be.
This time of year here in Phoenix is especially tough on our pregnancy portrait clients. The heat is tough on everyone, but extra hard on those expecting.
I always tell my maternity clients to stay hydrated and help themselves to the bottled water in the refrigerator. I rather we take a few extra breaks to keep everyone comfortable. Of course I crank the AC down to make sure the studio is nice and cool too.
I don’t do outdoor shoots this time of year, it just isn’t safe. Too easy to overheat.
Many moms to be are concerned about showing their bellies during their maternity photography sessions. Stretch marks are the most common reason.
Not to worry. Retouching is part of are standard packages. This includes removing stretch marks so your belly will be picture perfect. Our experience shooting glamour for magazines comes through when we create your maternity portraits. Your pregnancy photos will be beautiful.