One of my favorite things about taking pictures is being
able to help people capture special moments in their lives. So, you can
imagine my delight when two close family friends decided to
allow me to take maternity photos for them.
Being only the second time taking maternity photos (my
sister’s photos being the first), I was a little nervous. I should have known better...friends like these are the best and were more than happy to help me learn through experience.
Plus, with the great sense of humor that these two share, taking photos of them was real joy.
Prior to the photo shoot some mutual friends and family shared a few tips and suggestions... some even sent a few gifts that doubled as props...
The little plush animal was provided by my hubby (who is convinced all little-ones are monkeys due to their ability to get everywhere and climb over everyone).
My sister - owner of EatPrayYarn
- with less than a week's notice, crocheted these cute little pink booties. She sent them along saying that when the little one comes, she will need something to keep her ity-bity toes warm.
The idea for the photo above came from a photo
spotted on Pinterest
. The picture on right came about after reading the tips
found on the Digital Photography School website.
Let's face it...such a cute top and nifty painted toenails were begging to be showcased. ;)
Seriously, with parents who have this much fashion sense, it's no surprise that baby, you're not even here yet and Mom and Dad have already got you styling.
Thank you again to Diane & Caleb for allowing me to take photos during this precious time..and of course for giving me permission to share these pictures here.
You two are the best!
Lesson 1: The viewfinder doesn’t always show the entire
picture. If you are using a backdrop (in
my case a fuzzy blanket) give yourself a couple extra inches on either side of
the frame. Otherwise you might have
corners of your picture with no backdrop (which can be a pain to edit out).
Lesson 2: The closer you get to water, the more bugs you
find. When the bugs show up, the photos
will be brief. It’s OK to move to the
next shot where you won’t get eaten up alive.
Lesson 3: Lush parks
mean animals of all shapes and sizes…which also means poo of all shapes and
sizes. Watch where you step, kneel, and
set up shots.