Great DIY picture ideas on how to take maternity photos at home.
Not sure about heading to a professional studio and getting a set of maternity portraits done? Whatever your reasons, whether they be worries about your budget, that you don’t feel well or you’re unsure about being photographed, you’re right to consider them. To create beautiful maternity portraits in a studio, a photographer has to have a very good understanding of lighting, poses and editing.
Today we will talk about how to take maternity photos at home. A little DIY project for you. Possibly discuss pregnancy photo shoot ideas with husband. Get him involved.
The idea of sharing tips for creating simple DIY maternity portraits has been lingering on my mind for the past year or so. Finally, along with undertaking another big maternity project, I decided that it’s the perfect time to release this material. You will find some finished images with set-up diagrams to help you to replicate them. These should give you a good sense of where the photographer (your partner) should be and the setting we used.
What we will be covering today:
I want this ideas sheet to be very simple and basic. Nothing too fancy, no fancy lights, no fancy cameras, just a simple understanding of light and some basic camera settings. Everything it features will be something you can do at home.
We will need a camera, daylight and (ideally) a tripod with a remote control to trigger the camera. If you have a simple “point and shoot” camera, then a self timer will do.
I will talk you through some basic maternity poses, which are always a hit at my studio as well.