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Tips about Pregnancy Photography

The problem with maternity photography is the fact that it is very challenging.

The problem with maternity photography is the fact that it is very challenging. A photographer is expected to manage a number of important variables which includes the mood of his client, makeup, posing, lighting and clothing. In addition, because a woman is pregnant, she cannot twist her body into various poses like a normal woman could.

A few useful photography tips:

  • Before you decide to photograph a woman, you need to first find out how many months pregnant she is. Generally speaking, you should opt to photograph women who are around 7 months pregnant, mainly because this is when they look their best and their bodies have not yet started to significantly bloat.
  • Ideally, you can control a fair majority of the photo if you have an in-house makeup artist. With an in house makeup professional, you're able to control how your subject looks prior to taking pictures. This will also help to boost a woman's confidence and energy.
  • If you've been invited to shoot the woman at her home, make sure that the space you choose is clutter free. The best places are the living room and the bed room.
  • Props like booties, vintage plaques, a picture of a baby, and even a pink cap adds some drama and fun to the photo. Try and choose props that will personalize the photo. This should help make the photo extra special.
  • Some couples may ask for monochrome or black and white photos, but colored photographs can always be converted. A colored photograph will ensure that if the couple or the woman changes her mind, you can always deliver a colored copy.

Professional photographers tend to get stuck in a rut of what works for them. This is why many pregnancy photographs look exactly the same, just with a different woman and a few extra props. When it comes to this type of photography, you should constantly be experimenting with height, different colors, make up styles, and poses.

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