Each pregnancy journey is unique, you might experience sickness, tiredness, swollen ankles and more. One thing is undeniable in every pregnancy. Your body is amazing, and you have a miracle inside you.
You will look back on your pregnancy as fleeting, despite some of the longest days. So don’t miss the opportunity to capture it forever.
As professional photographers, capturing your pregnancy is always fun and an honour. You are about to embark on the ride of your life and to be able to create not just a record of that, but a piece of art representing the dramatic change is wonderful.
Below are some tips for you to follow at home to ensure that the photographic record of your pregnancy is something that you will look back on, feeling happy with yourself and your journey. These are examples of how to flatter your individual body shape in your pregnancy photos, inducing ways to hide or disguise your stretch marks and any unwanted lumps. But more importantly, show you that you also deserve, and can have beautiful pregnancy photography, no matter what size or shape you may be.
Tip 1 – Great lighting
Ensure the light is to the side of the subject. For example, if using window light, ensure the window is to the right or left of the subject not falling straight on – this creates a flattering shadow, slimming to the arms, backs and hiding hips.
Tip 2 – Strategic arm placement
Use the mum to be’s hands and partners arms to hide the things we don’t want to see. Try placing a hand directly over a tattoo or stretch mark, or you can make an arm look half the width by covering with a partner’s arms.
Tip 3 – Kimonos/Cardigans
I love these kimono jackets, so flattering and add a great colour and personality injection into your photos. They also fall over the hips and thighs to hid extra lumps we don’t necessarily want to be reminded of.
Tip 4 – Cover it
Cover up your belly! If you don’t want to show it, then you don’t have to. Not everyone wants to see a semi-naked photo of themselves in years to come! As long as you feel confident and happy with what you’re wearing, that will shine through in your photographs.
Tip 5 – Photoshop
If all else fails, we have Photoshop. Anything is possible with the magical world of Photoshop, although we want your personality and beauty to shine through, we retouch to a natural level making you look as good as can be!