Posts tagged “maternity

Maternity Photo Ideas

photo above belly

Different perspective

Even if you are not a pro shooter, from time to time we all get asked by someone if we would mind photographing them. It could be as simple as a Facebook profile picture, or family photos, or even a full wedding. Recently I did a maternity shoot for a friend of my wife’s. Now I never photographed my wife when she was pregnant with our son because I was still very new to the professional approach to photography. This has been my wife’s main selling point to have another child. Any way, so when my good buddy John Major photographed her it allowed me to learn a lot for techniques and poses.

Additionally I always search the internet for ideas for each shoot I do and I encourage my “clients” to do so as well. What this does is gives you a fresh look at what may be out there and it gives your “client” an idea as to what may or may not interest them.

Now a maternity shoot also is dictated by what the subject is comfortable with and as a shooter you have to respect that. Most maternity shoots are done in the 3rd trimester which means the woman has a lot of pressure on her back, legs and bladder so be prepared for many bathroom breaks.