Maternity shoots isn’t a new phenomenon of conceited millennial women. on the contrary, if you go through your parents’ photo album, you will most likely see a couple of pictures of a pregnant mum to be. Women have always cherished this beautiful journey. What started as a simple studio session has now gone above and beyond to be something out of a fairytale. Here are some great ways to create an enchanting maternity photoshoot you will be proud to show off.
Have A Theme
Celebrity couples who have shared their maternity photoshoots online all have this in common. A theme helps you build around that concept as well as making it easier to pick outfits and locations for the shoot. You can go for a nature theme, floral theme, underwater theme or an African theme.
Scout For Great Locations
The location doesn’t have to be extravagant or out of reach. A simple backyard garden at a friend’s house will do the trick. However, if you really want to wow on the big day, a good location is one of the most important things in a photoshoot. For a maternity shoot, look for locations that are easily accessible. Mountains and waterfalls might be beautiful but can be dangerous for a pregnant woman. You can even pick more than one location but remember to keep the focus on the theme and the maternity.
Hire A Good Photographer
Photography is like any other profession. There are specialized photographers in different fields. You want to look for a photographer with experience in maternity shoots. They are more acquainted with that kind of work and are likely to deliver a better photoshoot than other photographers. However, any professional photographer can do the job.
Have Your Make Up Professionally Done
If you’re going to do it, do it right. Professional photoshoots are ultra HD which means they will capture every flaw. They also have bright lights which get hot after 15 minutes of posing in front of them. If you’re going to wear make-up, make sure you have it done by a make-up artist. Sometimes, people bring the make-up artist on set for touch ups but we can’t all be Beyoncé. Besides, make-up artists don’t cost much compared to a life-long memory.
Research Good Poses
Contrary to popular belief, posing doesn’t come naturally. It takes a lot of work to look good on camera. Though professional photographers will guide you on how to pose, it’s good to get familiar with some of the poses so it looks more natural. You can also have preferred poses that are different from the ones a photographer suggests.
Think Outside The Box
Who said studio photoshoots have to be boring? If you don’t have the time (or finances) for an outdoor photoshoot, a studio session is just as good. Tap into your creativity or use Pinterest to get good ideas for a studio maternity shoot. Additionally, you can create your own background if finding a location isn’t working out.
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