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The Secret to Magical Maternity Photos

By dearcrissy |

golden hourWhat is the secret to achieving magical maternity photos?

Schedule your maternity photo session during magic hour!

Magic hour — also called golden hour — is the first hour of sunlight in the morning, and the last hour of sunlight in the evening.

Click below, and check out these great examples of magic hour maternity photos!

The warm, diffuse quality of light during magic hour lends a special glow to maternity photos. With both the setting sun, and your new baby on the horizon, golden hour maternity photos really create a lovely mood for pregnancy portraits.

Golden hour is fleeting, so be sure to find out when the sun rises and sets each day.

Photos © Karen Lisa Artistic Photography

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Magic Hour Maternity Photos

Magical Flare

Achieving flare (that glowy, rainbow effect that happens when light hits your lens) is easier during golden hour. Try different lenses and apertures to capture unique flare effects!

Photo by Karen Lisa Artistic Photography

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About dearcrissy



Crissy is a blogger and stay at home mom who resides in the Midwest with her two children. She has contributed to Babble, allParenting, BabyCenter and New Parent. In addition to writing, she also adores photography. More of her work can be found on her website, Dear Crissy.

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0 thoughts on “The Secret to Magical Maternity Photos

  1. Mommyfriend says:

    Just lovely.

  2. Nadia says:

    I love all of those pictures! It seems like everything is glowing. So beautiful!

  3. Karen says:

    Thank you for featuring my work! I hope it inspires your readers to have their own maternity photos taken to capture the beauty of their pregnancy!

  4. Terri Fairbanks says:

    Another great post! Thanks for sharing you knowledge

  5. Tonya H says:

    I have always wanted to do maternity pictures, but still haven’t after two boys

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