Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Regina Maternity Photography Tips

One of the most important things in life is to capture memories from times that have passed.  Pregnancy is a beautiful time in a woman's life that deserves to be captured forever with Maternity Photography.  Many photographers in Regina offer this service, including Last Mountain Photography , and it's important that before you book a session that you remember a few tips:
  • Monochrome Looks Best - Generally speaking, and especially for studio-based shoots, monochrome (Black and White or Sepia for instance) photos look best for maternity photographs.  It can be helpful to bring a few different outfits that are monochromatic.  Another idea is to use some fabric to drape over your body, some studios offer this and some do not, just ask.
  • The 3rd Trimester - You want to wait till you have a nice belly before coming in for a maternity photoshoot.  This is usually into your third trimester, but it depends on a lot of things.  Women also tend to show more if it isn't their first child.
  • Have a light Snack Beforehand - It is important to have a light snack before the shoot as it helps to give that extra bit of life and glow to your face/body.
  • Don't worry about Blemishes - While your body will be a big part of the maternity photographs, don't worry about blemishes.  Most any studio will get rid of stretch marks and other blemishes during computer editting of the photographs.
  • Include Daddy - While it seems like you're doing all of the work during the pregnancy, it is very important to include the Daddy in the photos.
  • Include any other children - Your pregnancy is a big deal to your other kids.  They will be getting a new brother or sister afterall!
  • Pick inside or outside and focus on that - Both in-studio or outdoor maternity photographs are common, and both can be very beautiful.  It is important to pick the type that you like, and then focus on that.  The photographs will come out better if you, and your photographer, can focus on being creative for one type of shoot.
  • Get a collage of the shoot - Maternity photoshoots tend to produce many different images.  A collage/collection of pictures on your wall will be make for an amazing decoration.
  • Consider "Baby's first year Photography" -  Once your baby arrives, he/she will change rapidly over the coming year.  It is important to capture this important year forever.  Consider planning a "Baby's First Year Photography" plan with your photographer so that you don't miss anything. This usually entails 3 or 4 photo sessions over the coming year.
So there you have it!  If you want more information regarding maternity photography, baby's first year photography, or family photography, contact me!

Last Mountain Photography

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