I’ve had a recent trend. In the past month I have photographed several women who were pregnant with twins and triplets. With the baby bump getting big fast, they came in much earlier for their maternity photography.
I’m sure it was just an odd coincidence and not something in the water LOL. Everyone seem really excited about this, which I love to see. As this joy comes through in the photographs.
Good luck to all you wonderful moms. See you soon for your newborn photo sessions!
The love between a father and his son is a special bound. And what a better to celebrate Father’s Day than with this photo from one of my newborn photographer clients here in Phoenix.
Father and Son
I know this is a special Father’s day, as it is the first for the two of them together. His baby son at this young age is just cute as can be.
February was the month for Maternity photos. I had a ton of pregnant moms come in for photos (no pun intended). It is always great to see the happiness these new babies are bringing the families.
Another thing I was happy to see was so many brought the dads and siblings in for some photos too. Nothings better than getting the family photo where everyone is in anticipation of the new child.
This is one of my favorite styles for maternity photographs. The future mom does not look at the photographer, but instead looks off thinking about her pregnancy.
And of course you see I love to create these photos in black and white. I find B&W adds to the feeling.
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.
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.
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.