When it comes to maternity photography, it all comes down to preparation. A little light, the perfect lens, and of course, the right pose are some essential ingredients to get maternity portraits right.
Skill alone will not get you there, though. It is an art in itself and the best at it out there just know how to do it.
Flattering a mama and her baby bump should lay atop your list of how-to-get-the-best-maternity-portrait. Here are some go-to postures and plots for pregnant moms that will ensure the best maternity portraits possible.
Hands on the bump
It’s very natural for a pregnant woman to want to touch her bump. This gives her a place to put those hands. Mix up the pose as much as possible and ask her to place hands elsewhere, such as on the hips, her hair, etc.
Spontaneity is key
At the point when the mummy peers down at her belly, make sure that her head is not completely inclined at a strange point. This will look unnatural. Have her focus on a point somewhat away from her belly.
It is extraordinary having the new father remain out of the way or behind the mummy (simply like for a kid session) and make senseless jokes or dance. Great practice for what’s to come!
Keep an eye on angles
If your subject is standing, have them change their position from time to time. Sitting should be possible, however, and it works the best when shooting a family or a couple together. Simply be extra mindful of your angles.
Location, Wardrobe, Equipment
We think that you could shoot a maternity meeting with any lens. Utilize your 85mm and 35mm unafraid. Longer lenses can function admirably, as well. Concerning location, with a first pregnancy, you can truly go anyplace! The choices are unending. Urban or outside. What’s more, in the event that you shoot at a customer’s home, you don’t need to stress over naptime!
With regards to wardrobe, those that stick are normally your smartest choice and additionally complimenting. In the event that the mother wears a flowy dress you can make it work, yet you’ll likely need her to accumulate and hold it close under the belly for characterized belly shots or take a stab at confronting her into the breeze in the event that you have some.
Also, emotion and feeling also go hand in hand for some great maternity shots.
So that was how you can improve your maternity portraits. Give these tips a try and tell us how it goes!