I am constantly behind with posting my pictures and even though I am giving my best to keep up with it just seems like an impossible task. Well, I’d like to share some maternity pics with you today. It’s been almost a month since this session but it’s not like you know that. I haven’t told you, right? ; ) At the time of the session, Lucy was about 36 weeks pregnant and her photos came out perfect. She had her two little girls with her and her husband joined us at the end of session for a few family snaps.
Maternity photography is pretty challenging because you have to work with expecting mom on finding best angles for a shot. Not every mom is as fit as Lucy. To make the whole thing a bit easier there are some rules and tips on what works well when it comes to posing. This site has great tips that I use all the time! The tip to have your model place her nearest foot forward is a golden one! You should memorize it for yourself and for your models. It does miracles and can have “very dramatic effect. The thigh appears longer and thinner, providing a greater juxtaposition of straight lines vs. the roundness of the belly.” Source You can see I’ve used this pose in the photo above (the bottom left one).
The following photo depicts five poses I usually start or end the session with.