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How To Take Awesome Maternity Pictures

Updated on June 25, 2017

Picking A Theme And Poses

Half of mother's to be know exactly what pictures they want taken of them.The other half have no idea. Most of the time they turn to an internet search and picture idea's from an image search.

Questions to ask your self-

  • Do you want a bare skin belly picture?
  • Do you want your spouse or partner in the pictures?
  • Do you prefer an indoor or outdoor photo shoot?
  • How much do you want to spend?
  • How far along do you want to be when you get them taken?

I want to remind you,this is YOUR pregnancy,YOUR child,YOUR pictures.You deserve to get the quality you desire.

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Hands on Belly

One of the many favorites of mom's to be.When she put's her hands on her belly she feels a sense of deep love that only other mother's would know the feeling.They do this multiple times a day.So it's very normal for her to do it in the pictures.

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Shoes Maternity Shoot On Belly
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Ribbon Around Belly With Baby Booties

The baby is a gift from god, so why you might as well wrap it up with a pretty ribbon! Make sure to measure the ribbon before cutting it.

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Taking Pictures With Your Pets

If you love your pets dearly.And see them as part of the family.It's a awesome idea for you to include them in the pictures.In years to come you will have that memento to cherish forever.

Just make sure your pet is clean and brushed.Ask a family member to brush them for you.There is a risk of serious illness if you do it yourself.Pet hair can sometimes go into your skin if it is wet.And cause major problems later. (I was told that by my boss,when I was pregnant she had to relieve me of my dog washing duties do to that fact).

Tips

  • Try taking pictures at angles that make the mother to be look best, avoid angles that make her look like she has a double chin
  • Do not actually take the picture till what you see is perfect and beautiful
  • Try to avoid using flash indoors,use a lamp or light instead

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Couple Maternity Shoots

It seems like nothing can be more special than doing a photo shoot with both parents in the photo.

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Shoots With Children

Along with doing photo shoots of couples, there is just something so beautiful about doing a photo shoot with your children.

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Rainbow Baby Photo Shoots

A "Rainbow Baby" is a baby that is born after the loss during a previous pregnancy. Whether it is a miscarriage or a stillborn, its considered a rainbow baby.

It is called a rainbow baby because it is the rainbow shown after the rain/storm.Its what comes out of the darkness.

These shoot's are specifically for rainbow baby pregnancies.

Editing Your Photos

If you want to fix your photo's to make them more beautiful then they already are, you can either do them on or offline.

You can download a photo editing software to use anytime to edit your photo's.Some are made to be easier to use then other's.But the most common edit's are:

  • Autofix
  • Brightness
  • Contrast
  • Color Boosting
  • Weight loss (for advanced users)

The downloadable software's can be very expensive, like Photoshop for instance.But you can use GIMP which is a free version of PS.

Online Photo Editing-

These are easier to use and they give you better tutorials.These include sites like Picmonkey and webcamera360.WC360 is the computer based version of the android app Camera360.It's a very good site. You can:

  • Autofix,Crop,Fix Brightness And Contrast
  • Beautify your skin,brighten your eyes,give yourself a virtual liposuction and change your eye color.
  • Offers many effects.

You can make your very own collage's like the one below. That one was made with Smilebox.But it's not free sadly.I had to Print Screen the Paste and crop in paint.It was worth the effort, its pretty cool I think.

You can also go to Picmonkey and create a collage.When you first go to the site it asks if you want to edit a pic or make a collage.


You can make your very own collage's like the one above. That one was made with Smilebox.But it's not free sadly.I had to Print Screen the Paste and crop in paint.It was worth the effort, its pretty cool I think.

You can also go to Picmonkey and create a collage.When you first go to the site it asks if you want to edit a pic or make a collage.

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