We are all in a new time. Women are proud of their bellies and want to show them off to the world.
Planning for Photo’s.
1. Find a photographer.
When looking for a photographer, look for one with experience, however make sure the photographer is open to your ideas. There are many photographers out there that do the same poses over and over, very cookie cutter. Make sure to look for someone who is a good fit for you. If you want nude photographs try to find someone who you trust and feel comfortable around. (In many cases women feel more comfortable with other women.)
Ask for pricing/packages. Remember that digital imaging is more expensive than a portrait studio at walmart/ sears/ costco. This is because the photographer will spend more time editing and enhancing the portrait.
2. What to wear.
As a photographer myself, I always encourage solids, and request that you try and stay away from all white. Whites can get blown out easily and can make you look slightly larger than you are. When it comes to prints try not to get something that is filled with flowers or a really busy pattern, this can also cause the effect of making you look larger than you really are. When it comes to Belly photo’s a black bra and panty may be all that you need. If you are looking to do nudes I would recomend that you don’t wear a tight fitting bra as the tight fit may leave lines/imprints in your body that could show up on camera and be hard to get rid of in editing. When it comes to baby, What is cuter than a naked baby…. Well you could always look for cute hats, and mittens. or diaper covers/cloth diapers. Be creative in what you wear.
3. Interview your Photographer, and let your photographer interview you.
This can be essential to photographers that do digital imaging. A photographer should want to get to know what style you like, Are you looking for vintage or bright colours. Get to know your photographer, How many images will you get to choose from? What is their editing process? How can you order the photo’s? and do they offer the digital files.If you decide to go with this photographer, they will most likely ask you to put a non-refundable down payment down on the session. This ensures that both of you are committed to the date. Make sure to look at the photographers work… do photo’s look over photoshopped? Do they look natural? Is this what you want your photographs to look like?
What will the photographer do if during a newborn shoot the baby is upset and cries the whole time. Do they offer a makeup session, is there a fee associated with that?
4. Sign a contract
Signing a contract shows you the level of professionalism in the photographer. A photographer that does not ask for a model release and copyright contract signed could put themselves in danger of being sued.
During the photoshoot it is important to relax, and be comfortable. You can tell in photographs when you are tense and uncomfortable with what you are doing. Be confidant in your body and shape.
6. Enjoy your Photo’s
Remember to hang those photo’s on the walls. Share them with everyone.