You are pregnant, and probably want to register this moment. This is probably one of the most special and unique moments of your life so far, and finding a photographer who expresses what you’re feeling in pregnancy can be a challenge. The good news is that you can DIY a baby bump photoshoot and still have the look and feel you want!
As the name of this site is THE MOOD GUIDE, with this post I start a series of photographic inspirations separated by MOODS and aesthetics to help moms find ideas and photographic styles that best suit how they are feeling in pregnancy.
I start with ideas for moms who are feeling feminine, light, and want a romantic and whimsical mood in her photos! If you are in the mood for a more natural and neutral photoshoot, check out this post.
Purity, lightness, femininity, light tones and romance guide this kind of photoshoot
Light Clothing and Flowers
Scenario and outfit: Natural daylight, clothes with light fabrics and light colors, and white background! Don’t forget to add some femininity to the composition with some floral accessories such as wreath and bouquets.
Pose ideas: All moms bellow are looking slightly down with their eyes closed and touching/hugging their bellies.
Lace Outfit or Details
Scenario and outfit: Light lace brings on a mood of romance with a very subtle touch of sensuality. The lace does almost all the work alone, just don’t forget the white background! It can be in the backyard, at home or in a flower setting. Yes, for a feminine photoshoot, flowers and a touch of green are always welcome. In a belly-close photo, the lace will work as is a beautiful decoration for your baby’s first home.
Position: Here is all about the belly and the lace. Whether you are wearing lace lingerie, lace gown, or a dress, focus on the belly and do the charming pose looking down.
Simple from the Top
Scenario and outfit: Low patience and budget? all you need is a pastel color and tight outfit, a fun letter sign, and some white and pink artificial flowers. Baby clothes, ultrasound pics, and fairy lights are nice options too.
Pose Ideas: Stick to the bright light and just ask your partner or a friend for a pic from the top like the ones below.
Delicate or Lace Lingerie
Scenario and outfit: At this point, you probably realized that pastel colors, lace, flowers, and bright lights are key to set a romantic and feminine mood in a maternity photoshoot. Since we are talking about lace, lingerie photos couldn’t be out. Just be careful not to aim a whimsical mood and hit a sexy mood ;). Keep it all white (including the lingerie color), light pink objects and flowers, and delicate fabric and you will get it right!
Pose Ideas: The same thing, just look down, eyes closed, holding belly and maybe curling a little bit your hair you give a more angelical aspect to your face.
Milk Bath Photography
Scenario and outfit: there is something slightly mystical, as well as clear and romantic, in this kind of photography. Be careful that the light is clear, that Mum’s clothes and fabrics are light and that the flowers are white and pink with a touch of green. Pregnancy milk bath photoshoots are often used to evoke a more gothic, boho, or sexy mood too, so stick to the dainty and soft elements to get the feminine mood right.
Pose ideas: Work with the flowers around you. The photo can be from the top, or focusing on the belly.