After my first maternity shoot, I was hooked.
There was something about it. The subjects, the nature. The way everything interacted together. It was intense , but so beautiful all at once.
That’s not to say there’s not risk involved. See, usually you want to schedule your maternity shoot as close to your due date as possible. That way that baby bump is for sure bumpin’. However, every now and then we have one scheduled and I get the call. “Hey. We might have to turn that maternity shoot into a family shoot.” And I laugh. Baby shoots are great too, and you’ll see quite a few of them in my family highlights album.
Not this album, though. This is my maternity highlights album.
It’s recommended you schedule 1-2 hours for a maternity shoot. I like to shoot out of town, and I adore long grass, old farm houses, sunsets, and water. Slow moving creeks are a personal favourite of mine. They seem to be a hit in our hot June afternoons for my subjects too! I also recommend 2-3 outfit changes – variety is good for an album, even if it’s just a cardigan or shawl. Earth tones work wonderfully, even in the winter. Layering is good, as are long flowing dresses and mommy jeans. We want you to look comfortable! I’d also love to get your husband involved for a photo or two, so make sure he shaves and does his hair up.
Maternity photos are starting to catch on, and that makes me so excited. We’re trailblazers, showing the next generation what we consider beautiful.
And above all, it is beautiful.
Truthfully, being pregnant is changing me as a person. Each day is part of this amazing journey that has completely shifted the focus of my life and made me reevaluate my personal and professional goals.
~ Holly Madison