Posted on June 5, 2013
I had never heard of taking maternity photos or doing a pregnancy photo shoot until I started seeing some really cute baby bellies on Pinterest. At first I thought that they were kind of silly, but then I thought, one day my kids would probably like to see what I looked like as a pregnant woman. Also, when you are pregnant, it is really hard to see the “glow” or the “cute round belly”. When you are in the middle of it, you feel just like a fat, semi-emotional (ok, maybe more than semi), mess. Now seeing the pictures with my 9 month old baby, pregnancy doesn’t look so terrible. Mama amnesia must be kicking in.
Part of being a good photographer is telling us “not so photogenic” people how to pose. Photos by . Shotz by Chotz
Another fun style is the silhouette of the pregnant belly.
When the sun is shining brightly through the window, have someone line up the camera just right with the brightest part of the sun behind you. No photoshop needed. In fact, this was taken with an iPhone.