Something I am really looking forward to — if we end up getting pregnant again — is that beautiful round belly. I have said this many times before, but I never feel better when pregnant and I have always regretted not getting professional, or even great DIY, maternity photos done. Next time around, I’m for sure going to strike a pose.
The things I’ve learned that make up a great photo include natural light, simplicity and a touch of creativity. While I’m not completely sure what route I’d go with maternity shots — outdoors, nude, candid — one thing is for sure: I will not end up on AwkwardFamilyPhotos.com. At least I hope not.
I’m not sure what these couples had in mind when capturing their precious prenatal memories — maybe they were following the advice of professionals or maybe they directed their own shoots – but if you want to look back on your photos with pride, do not follow their lead.
Click through for my tips on how NOT to take a maternity portrait:
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Also on Babble: Baring the Belly: Why I posed nude while pregnant