A simple scroll through your social media feed will demonstrate that not all maternity shoots are created equal (see the hashtag #maternityshoot). But you can find a maternity session style that celebrates you and your impending motherhood (whether it’s your first or sixth time!).
The most important thing is to ensure your maternity photos are a celebration of motherhood, natural beauty and your personal style – without leaving you feeling cheesy or overly posed.
Why do women opt to have maternity photos taken?
Experiencing pregnancy is a uniquely special time in a woman’s life – your body is doing things once thought unimaginable. You’re bringing new life into this world, and you’re about to enter motherhood. If ever there was a time to celebrate and collect keepsake photos of a moment in time, this is it.
Why do women choose not to get maternity photos taken?
This one’s easy. Unless you’re a model by trade, putting yourself in front a camera can be daunting. We get it. And, when you see images out there from other people’s maternity shoots that don’t reflect your style, or that make you cringe, you might imagine all pregnancy photos are shot this way. And that, understandably, is pretty off-putting.
The good news? You can choose your own adventure. You don’t have to be shot in a certain place, in formulaic poses, wearing something that doesn’t reflect your personal style. It’s all about you, after all. But how do you ensure you get maternity photos you love?
Here are our three top tips for ensuring your maternity shoot is relaxed, natural and results in beautiful images you’ll want to look back on forever:
If you’d like to see Bridget’s clients’ testimonials and recent maternity shoot images, please feel free to take a look below. You can also follow Bridget Wood Photography on Instagram to keep up with recent sessions.
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