If you can afford to go out and hire a ridiculous-wonderful-amazing photographer to take a zillion pictures of you and your hubby in various maternity poses, including the ubiquitous and always present fingers making a heart on mom’s belly, then this post is not for you.
If however, you have expensive tastes, no money in your wallet, mediocre at best skills or equipment and you’re pregnancy photos amount to a handful of flash filled snapshots of you standing in your kitchen, hiding the food you’re eating and wearing your husband’s huge t-shirt. Well…this post is for you.
Did you know that being one of those poor kitchen standing women got me interested in photography in the first place? It was…and while I’m still what you would call “fledgling”- I’ve figured out a couple things about taking your own maternity shots. So here are my top self-pregnancy portrait ideas.
1. Find the Timer on your camera. My point and shoot has several timer options- the ten second one works best. My big Canon is a little more tricky because it doesn’t stand up by itself, and needs the tripod. Most of my pregnancy, I used the point and shoot because of how easy it was. One of the few times I really value that. But anyways…finding and using the self-timer let’s you take a hundred pictures until you look good without bothering your husband with things like “no…you can see a slight double chin, try again.” or “No my belly looks funky, I think the baby kicked, try again.”
2. Find Nice Light. Can’t stress this enough. Turn off the flash (please for the sake of all things great, turn off the flash). And look around your house for (more…)