Pregnancy Photography 101
Couples have gotten into the trend of having their pregnancy photos taken by a professional. They wish to preserve the memories of their pregnancy in the most fashionable manner possible. There are however some complications associated with a pregnancy photo shoot. The photographer has to be careful with so many details, such as mood of the client, makeup, poses executed, lighting and clothing. There is also the fact that the pregnancy limits the amount of poses they can ask the lady to strike. Fulfilling the need for variety thus becomes a tricky prospect.
It helps if you have decided to go for this photo shoot to keep certain things in mind. These are things that shall aid in making the process smooth for all parties.
It is important to be clear on how far along you are with the pregnancy. You shall get the beat pregnancy photos right at the start of the third trimester. This is when the pregnancy looks its best as the body has not started showing signs of fatigue.
There should also be a professional makeup artist on site to make sure it is done correctly. With a makeup artist on site, getting it as perfectly as the photographer wants is an easier task. This affects the quality and variety of photos you can take.
There also needs to be some attention paid to the angles of the camera
for the photos. There are cases where a view from the top gives off the best photos.
It is important also to clear any clutter when the photo shoot is to happen at the client’s house. The living room and bedroom serve that purpose perfectly. If you can get more natural light through the window, better.
You need to also see to it that the props in the photos are well chosen. Items such as booties, vintage plaques, other sibling baby photos, and the like bring an element of fun to the photos. This is how you get some great photos.
It is important that all photos are taken in color. You shall hear people asking for either black and white or monochrome photos after the shoot. You can do so from the colored ones. Later on, producing the colored ones shall be a simple thing to do. This is not something to do with monochrome photos.
Pregnancy photographs are always in danger of coming out the same as the rest. This is why a lot of creativity on the photographer’s part is necessary. They shall make sure your shoot is fun and different. You need to see diverse uses of light, height, colors, makeup styles and poses. You will know you are with the right photographer when you feel comfortable enough around them to follow their lead.