The best and must know Maternity Photography tips for everyone.
Simple and subtle
No matter what the location of the shoot is, it is advisable to keep the surroundings simple and sober. The beauty of a mother waiting for the arrival of her child should be captured in a way that allows the miracle to speak for itself. Everything in the frame that is unessential will simply serve to distract from the story that’s being told, naturally.
If the siblings and the grandparents are available, make sure to include them in a few frames as well. As in India no occasion is complete without the blessings of the grandparents and this makes them feel loved and feel important.
For some, pets are essential part of their family. We have seen people taking pride and joy in them and treating them (specially a dog) just like a family. Also, I personally know couples for who had been struggling to have a child and for them the family dog was their biggest stress buster, so am sure their photoshoot will have their pet shot in quite a few of the pictures.
Styling the backdrop is very important to get the best photograph. So, think about what’s around you and is it required for the shoot. When choosing location, avoid standing in front of a messy room, a messy bathroom or an unkept hedge. Instead, lie in a mermaid style on a dark colour couch. Or pick up an outdoor location like park, beach, vineyard, farm, hill edge anything mesmerizing. Poses of leaning against the tree or looking at the sea come out beautifully in photographs.
The golden hour
For the outdoor shoots the best time is shortly after sunrise and or before sunset during which the daylight has an orange hue and is softer than when the sun is higher in the sky. These times are the best for portrait clicks and to get the gentle emotions very evident on the face.
Play with the shadow
Capturing the shadow pictures of the baby bump, you hugging your spouse, holding the tummy is also a mesmerizing shot. It’s the photographers quality to get the picture depict more than just the shadows.
Turn off the flash
Most of the Maternity photographers suggest standing right in front of an open door or window to get great natural light is a better option than the camera flash. Though, midday sun should be best avoided. The best times to go outside are early in the morning or an hour before sunset when there’s golden, sun-tanned texture in the light.