Craze for maternity photography is increasing fast among the new generation expectant couple. The reason seems valid as it is the rare opportunity that normally comes in the life just for once or twice. Maternity photographs have more sentimental value than aesthetic appeal so we should try to make them as natural as possible. Hiring a professional photographer is a better option but even then you must know the basics of maternity photography.
You can not leave the entire responsibility for an outsider who knows very little about you, your liking and your family. To make the maternity photography sessions a lifelong pleasant experience, you should make it easy going till the last shoot. The following tips will help you to enjoy the sessions as well to make your pregnancy period photographs natural and simple but appealing.
-Maternity photography is not the photography of a pregnant woman only. You should involve your family members, things you love and pets etc.
-Never go for the photography session, if you are not feeling well. Physical fatigue and mental stresses appear on your faces. While the primary aim of maternity photography is to capture the unique expressions that appear only during pregnancy period.
-Do not wear the clothes having tight elastic around the belly that can leave some marks around your tummy. Form fitting or water flow type tops showing-off outline of breasts are considered good for this purpose. Better you get some snacks before the shooting session; it will make the belly smooth. Manicure nails as the hands are most likely to be a part of photos. If you like, wear some light face powder on hands as well as over the tummy area.
-If it is the studio, photographer will set and change the background himself. But, if you have opted for in-house session, you will have to keep the changes in the background. Do not articulate the back grounds much, keep it as it is or may be going to be so. Change the location. Lawns, bedrooms, dining rooms, parking area, kitchen and lobby are good places, where you can bring freshness in every in-house photography session. If you have planned for the outdoor shoots then parks, maternity home and clubs may be the good places. Outdoor photography sessions are arranged only during the initial stages.
-Do not take many photographs in a single session. Divide your maternity photography sessions for the entire pregnancy period.
-Never compromise with your comfort level; maternity photography is not more important than your comfort, health and privacy.