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Q&A: Tips for taking fun maternity photos?

I'm planning to take maternity photos, but want to make them unique! Any creative suggestions?

Re: I'm planning to take maternity photos, but want to make them unique! Any creative suggestions?

The Bump Expert

Try photographing your belly every month in the same spot and then you can put the images together. If you have an interesting dream during your pregnancy, think about using it as inspiration for a photograph. Are you craving certain foods? Add them into your photo. Are you having issues with your pregnancy, like extreme exhaustion? Photograph it. You are the artist here and now it is your turn to make a photo that not only is of your belly, but that imparts some other information about where you are emotionally, physically, and mentally during your last trimester. The pregnant body is beautiful; capture the memory. You only have nine months.

--Jennifer Loomis, nationally recognized fine-art maternity photographer who has photographed nearly 2,000 pregnant women during her career. Get more info at www.jenniferloomis.com.

Q&A: Tips for taking fun maternity photos?

Haha Yeah! I'm going to include some macaroni & cheese in my maternity photos!

sara_smile |

Q&A: Tips for taking fun maternity photos?

Every month my fiance and I take a photo of only my belly and one with him kissing my baby bump. I love it! It shows that he is just as happy and excited about this child as I am!

Mommi2Be143 |

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i have it easy because my mother in law owns a photo studio. Im thinking of taking pictures with a stuffed animal next tomy belly that i'm planning on giving the baby. and letter blocks on my belly with thename

alexandraleeanne |

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i'm in a lucky position as well; i work in a photography studio, with two other very talented photographers... my plan of action is to just ask them (as friends) to take pictures for me, and those will be the 'professional' pics... i'm also going to ask my fiancee (a budding photographer himself) and other close friends and family to take their own versions of a baby bump photo. i'll just hand them a digital camera and let them have at it! then, i'll mount and bind them all together into a book that our little one can have when she gets a little older! :D

ninaRZ |

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use little items that you plan to use for baby once he/she arrives. I am a professional photographer and have suggested my clients use little shoes, onesies, a pink or blue ribbon tied around belly with a tag saying baby name or expected due date or just plain ribbon. I have had people personalize it, instead of just added shoes, add converse that they had personalized for baby, or a blanket that mom or dad used when he/she was a baby, that you plan to use for baby when they arrive. What's neat about doing that, is if you get newborn pictures after baby is born, you can use some of the same items in the pictures again.

jennwilsonx2 |

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My problem is I am a professional & prefer to edit my own photos but want someone who knows what they are doing. If only I could find another professional who would allow me to edited them myself.

jacquelinholder |

Q&A: Tips for taking fun maternity photos?

I painted my belly with nontoxic washable paint. I did a few different drawings of things that meant something to me during my pregnancy. Like we painted a picture of a box with a bow because I felt like my baby was present from God and did another one with her name on my belly. It was really fun and creative and made for some very colorful photos.

MelissaButton |

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I'm taking some of my pictures outside naked!! hehe... and then I think i'm going to make them black and white.... of course with the tasteful nudity and not that um... other kind

sky0cries0mary |

Q&A: Tips for taking fun maternity photos?

My Fiance and I are completely gutting and renovating our home right now. We got pushed extremely behind schedual so now we are feeling the pressure because the baby is due in two months. I plan on taking pictures in the house. I think we will look back on it and laugh.

air2701 |

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jaqulinholder, im in the same spot right now! I want to edit them myself but also want somebody to take pics worth editting! Its hard! My mom took some of me the other day and they were really good but i think she will think im weird if i get elaborate with what i want in photos!

denaydiane |

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I want to take some with my pet ferrets, they were and still are my babies even though I'm adding a human one to the mix. :)

MandyPandyBear |

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I am going to 3 belly casts at different stages along with my photos of my growing belly

cahlirhae2011 |

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I am going to have a friend that is a photographer come to my home and take the photo's. We are going to have our baby dog (11 year old Lab.) in some of the photo's. I am due in early January so I am going to have her come in early December. I think it will be really nice since the house will be decorated..and personal since it is our home instead of a studio. Also I do want some outside...it doesn't snow a lot where we live...so I am hoping for a snowy December!

Taraafc |

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I am so glad that someone asked this question. Because I have seen some of my friend's pictures and I wasn't really impressed. But I love all of these creative ideas. We are still a few months out from doing this, but reading these made me more excited!!

MrsAll |

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We are doing ours in a location that is very personal and meaningful for us. In our case, my hometown is Auburn, AL and both my husband and I are Auburn University graduates, and this is where we met while we were in college. So we are going back to Auburn, and taking pictures in front of Samford Hall, which is a beautiful, old, historic landmark with an old clock tower on Auburn University's campus. We are also going to take some shots in other historic locations around campus. A dear friend of mine is taking the photos for us. She is talented and has a great camera, but just does photography on the side for fun. We are saving a lot of money by using a friend instead of a "professional," but I think the pics will turn out great. She has suggested using blue sidewalk chalk to write our baby boy's name on the sidewalk and taking pics both sitting/standing on the sidewalk. I think that will be a cute idea! We are also using onesies/booties as props, as someone mentioned earlier, and we have had them monogrammed with Auburn University's logo and our son's name.

babypsmommy2be |

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The trick is to make it personal, relevant to you and your partner...that way it will most likely, ALWAYS be original! You can always do the name in blocks or the bow or the ultrasound picture in front of the belly or the hands in a heart over the belly, but dont rule out possibly flowers from your wedding bouquet (reproduced of course) over your belly, or maybe an item that represents mom and one that represents dad, and draping them over the baby bump, in black and white. Be original by staying true to you. And most of all...HAVE FUN WITH IT!

wedinnov |

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We did a very funny for my first. I was craving green olives and we put a jar in a glass box and made it look like I was running torwads them (war face and all) with an ax to break the box while my husband "held me back" :) We did some nice ones too, but this one was the best.

abrowne103 |

Q&A: Tips for taking fun maternity photos?

I'm really into fashion, so my photographer is making my pictures look sort of editorial...really edgy, not the typical photos. My husband is also not a picture person, so I'm doing one shot in one of his white suit shirts with heels. Likely no one will see this shot, but him. I also make him run out and get me those Magnum ice cream bars all the time so I think I might incorporate one of those in my shoot too.

jshroberts |

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My cousin is an aspiring photographer and is really great at it! I am excited to have photos taken and help my cousin out with her portfolio. Plus she is giving me a great deal, I just cant afford a professional right now.

kellyl831 |

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My best friend is having twins. She is only 16 weeks pregnant but the pregnancy is showing well. She started the album with a photo in witch she is dresses with a baby bloomers t-shirt and every week she takes an other photo with the same t-shirt

ruxandra26 |

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Well i have been taking photos every week of my progress and its really shown me how big i have gotten so fast and my husband takes pics with me when i want him too, but this up coming week be prepared for some very awesome pics week 20 will be maternity worthy pics :))

dee12121986 |

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Before you go crazy, ask yourself if you are really going to want that silly photo later. There are a handful of beautiful, creative, lovely photo concepts for maternity shoots and then there are some that are so silly and tacky. You end up paying for 100 photos and you don't really ever use more than 3. I am a photographer and pregnant myself and I'll be instructing my husband to take a few of me for our memories and a few on self timer of him and I, but the real fun comes when the baby is the star!

lindsayres |

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I'm lucky in this department. My husband is a photographer and has all these amazing ideas. But my sister asked to take the photos herself to give my hubby a break. What a sweetie!! Can't wait to get these done!! :)

Annabel1003 |

Q&A: Tips for taking fun maternity photos?

You should ask the Wedding Photographer San Luis Obispo for some ideas, he is very talented and managed to find the perfect moment for making pictures. Try making a slideshow in Microsoft Powerpoint, it is very easy to create one and the effects are incredibly beautiful.

lamontnoble |

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Don't take yourself the photos, hire a professional Denver Commercial Photographer to take them. He surely will do some unique photos of you, husband and your little baby. I have great memories from my photo session.

marta8080 |

Q&A: Tips for taking fun maternity photos?

My best friend took my preggo pics for me. We have similar tastes and thoughts so it helped tons. We did the "traditional" pictures: outside with hubby in nature. silouhettes of just me. But then we did some that were more fun. We found a "BUMP" sign (road construction) and I stood next to it and she got the upshots as well as the straight shots. We did the blocks and toy for the baby with the belly. We also had a pair of shoes, tiara and amry figure men...my husband is in the army. I used the top to his uniform and did pictures in that along with an army teddy bear and his dog tags. We didnt forget my hubby while taking pictures either. We took some that are JUST for him. Not completly nude, but wearing a sexy nightie, lingerie and again in his uniform top open to show the bump. Its important to take the pictures for him. I am not one to "feel" too sexy very often. But those reminded me that I AM SEXY. And those were his favorite pictures too. He loved them all, but now he has some that he can look at and remind ME that I am sexy....even with a baby on my shoulder and spit-up on my shirt!

arie2012 |

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I am due in October, my husband and I are planning to take maternity photos outside in a pumpkin patch. There is one in our town that has pretty maple trees and grows the heirloom pumpkins as well as the big orange ones.

LetsGoToDisney |

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Hi bump community!! Maternity photos are SO fun! I'm actually a photographer in Virginia and just love seeing what mommies-to-be do for their shoots. If you are in the area and looking for a photographer, feel free to check out my website and Facebook page - I offer a belly to baby package and absolutely love documenting this exciting time in my client's lives! http://www.facebook.com/JenniferGulleyPhotography http://www.jennifergulleyphotography.com

brinkljr |

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My husband and I are planning to pose with our 2 dogs. One is a German Shepherd, the other is a lab mix. We're hoping to have the dogs face my belly, while my hubby hugs my bump.

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The ones using alphabet blocks with the word baby or with the baby's name look cute.

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