Pregnant and due any week now, I’m considering having pregnancy photos taken. Did you have any taken/still love yours? I never had any shot with my other kids as I always prematurely delivered. And, honestly, I was always a bit uneasy about the somewhat contrived shots and strange attire (you know what I mean?). Add to all that, the cankles, double chin and all-over puffy factor and I just never felt glam enough to give it a go.
Perhaps I have missed out though, as I see some of the shots here from Heather and am jealous of these lifetime images/memories these women have and may never get the chance to have again. And the organic (and also stylized) nature of the photos pretty much blows me away. If you feel the same and are considering some shots, you may want to check out Heather of A La Mode photo. She’s the only California MATERNITY & PREGNANCY PHOTOGRAPHER to be featured on GOOD MORNING AMERICA, CBS THE EARLY SHOW and DR. PHIL. To see why she is considered the best, watch her VIDEOS.
Here are a few of her shots also to give you a sense of her style.
Heather, who also offers children, family and wedding photography, offers both film and digital as well as a wide range of photo products. And uniquely, part of the experience she provides for clients is in designing one-of-a kind wardrobes for my pregnancy sessions (I love this angle.). ”My pregnant clients are always so excited to come to their photo shoot because I tailor the wardrobe for each individual as if I am fashion designer and magician all in one,” she adds. That’s pretty awesome.
Heather shared some Top Pregnancy Photo Tips to also keep in mind if a session is in your future:
Whether indoors or outdoors, pick a natural, tranquil scene as your background. Heather’s personal favorite backdrop is the beach.
Try to find a place with very few people. Be careful of trash cans and other items in the background that might detract focus from you.
Wear something that shows off your pregnant belly and will look good in both color and black and white photos.
Heather likes to wrap her pregnant subjects in material to accentuate the belly while the excess fabric flows romantically in the wind. Visit your local fabric store and pick up 6 yards of chiffon material.
Change up your poses. Don’t be afraid to experiment.
Pictures where the mom-to-be is looking down at and holding her stomach always look beautiful.
Relax. Ask a friend or loved one to shoot you. Knowing that someone who already sees you as beautiful is taking the pictures is enough to put your mind at ease. And have fun.
Enjoy the moment. Heather understands that when looking down at your pregnant self, you feel very wide. Just remember how stunning you’ll feel looking back at those pictures.
All great tips, all amazing shots.