The ?Bump’ shoot- how far should you go?
February 4, 2015
When I was pregnant with my girls I proudly wore tight t-shirts emblazoned with slogans such as ?mind the bump,’ but this isn’t everyone’s style!
Do you wear your bump with pride or demurely shroud it in loose flowing fabrics?
Whichever camp you are in, we tailor your ?bump ? shoot to suit you.
Our maternity images show mum and ?bump’ at their best ? naturally beautiful with a hint of glamour, and always emotionally charged. The ingredients for this recipe are planning and preparation, your photographer’s eye and a tiny bit of Photoshop magic!
I recommend 36-38 weeks as the best time for a maternity shoot, as generally the ?bump’ is in it’s prime ? nicely shaped, not too many stre
tch marks and not too low and uncomfortable. We offer a complimentary make-over for mums-to-be as the last trimester is often exhausting as you frantically charge about trying to get everything ready, making the most of the ?free-time’ before little one arrives. A maternity shoot experience should be relaxing and fun ? we have private space in which to change, a warm and comfortable studio area with flattering lighting and accessories plus some top secret tips only shared once you are through the doors!
The specifics about clothing and props will be discussed once the shoot is booked, but it is a good idea to have a think about the style of shots you like in advance ? we cater for ladies who prefer to remain fully clothed, and those that are happy to reveal ?bump’ for some close up shots, aswell as the other more daring ladies who are willing to strip down to undergarments for some subtle and ?arty’ shape enhancing shots. If you are able to email me thumbnails of your ?style’ from Google images or Pinterest beforehand, this helps to make the shoot run much more efficiently on the day.
I always suggest bringing your partner / husband along and any siblings-to-be, but you may want some one-on-one time
aswell so sending them off with dad to the on-site cafe might be a good idea once they have played their part or have grandparents deliver the kids for the last part of the shoot only. This gives everyone a bit of breathing space!
I always feel privileged to share these moments with our ?bump’ ladies ? it takes me back to being pregnant with my daughters, and I remember like it was yesterday the anticipation, fear and excitement during those last few weeks. After the maternity shoots you’ll find me waiting on tender hooks for the phone-call or message to say ?baby has arrived, when can we come in?’ And then hopefully it’s only a matter of days before I meet your new arrival for their debut modelling appearance at their newborn shoot.
To have a chat about your particular ?style’, please drop in to the studio, give me a call or send an email and we can go from there.