Having a child is certainly no walk in the park and during your pregnancy, maternity photos might be the last thing on your mind. However, capturing your journey to bring your child into the world can also be a fun and exciting adventure, with the right tips of course.
As one of the leading photography companies in the area, Mississauga’s Champagne Photography wants to share some great ideas for your first maternity photography shoot.
Dare to Be Different
When it comes to maternity photography, there’s no shortage of unique ways you can highlight your pregnancy. Don’t be afraid to do something a little different, like having a body-painting professional paint your stomach then photographing it or taking a milk bath with ornamental flowers designed. You can also experiment with different clothes; try wearing something a little different and see what happens.
Include Important Family Members
Remember, you’re not the only one going through the journey of pregnancy; your whole family is going along with you. That’s why it can be a great idea to include the family in your maternity photos. Add your children to the mix or any pets to make it a more relaxed and familial atmosphere. You can also snap a few more intimate shots with only you and your spouse.
Rolling hills and long grasses recall an almost dreamlike, fairytale atmosphere, especially when taken at the right time of the day, like when the sun is setting; a time also known as “the magic hour.” Snap some maternity photos in a nearby park or field or consider taking a trip to a nearby waterfront for a unique maternity photography setting.
High Contrast & Reflections
Adding high-contrast photos and reflections can be a wonderful thing to do with the right photographer. A professional photographer will be able to create breathtaking artistic shots. For example, you could place your favorite items in the foreground of the photo and pose in the background; the photographer will focus on you in the background, creating a high sense of contrast. Using mirrors to your advantage and capturing your reflection can also be wonderful, creating an added sense of depth to photos.
Let us capture your journey through pregnancy!
Are you expecting? If so, Champagne Photography would love to hear from you. Give us a call today at (416) 704-7653 to talk about your maternity photography vision. You can also visit us online to learn more about our portrait photography and other services.