5 common pregnancy photo mistakes and how to avoid them

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5 common pregnancy photo mistakes and how to avoid them

Pregnancy is the most special time in a woman’s life, but it can also be one of the most difficult to capture on camera.

As a professional photographer, I have seen my fair share of maternity photos. In this article, I'll be sharing the top 5 common mistakes that people make when taking pregnancy photos and how to avoid them so you can get great shots for your baby's scrapbook!

If you want your pregnancy photos to look professional and beautiful, then there are some common mistakes that you need to avoid.

By following these easy photo tips for pregnancy, you will have gorgeous pictures that you will cherish for years to come. Your family and friends will love them too!

Bad Timing

Timing is everything and it's the same with pregnancy photos. If you want to spend time, energy, and money into a photoshoot while pregnant, consider any point between 30 through 36 weeks of gestational age (or thereabout). Too soon may not showcase enough on display for all viewers; however too late will result in discomfort as well as less enjoyable experience before giving birth!

Photos where the background is cluttered

The photos should celebrate you and your growing baby bump, so make sure to focus on that! A cluttered background will take away from the star of this shoot; YOU! Don’t forget about background decluttering before snapping those photos. If outdoors, pick an area less crowded or use natural backdrops like trees, or flowers for more depth (but only if they don’t distract)

Wear clothes that don’t fit

The best way to show off your pregnancy curves is by wearing clothes that fit. I know when we are pregnant, our measurements change and the last thing on earth we want is a tight uncomfortable outfit. But your pregnancy photos will be all about showing off what makes YOU beautiful... your curves!

Wearing too much makeup

Pregnancy is a natural process, so why not embrace it? Wearing too much makeup can just ruin your photos. Match what you look like on a normal day by keeping things simple with some bronzer or blusher in light shades. This way, your photographs will accurately reflect reality.

Not Including Loved Ones

It's so important to include loved ones in your photos. Typically, this means having a few shots with your partner or your children. Maybe even get one taken while holding up that adorable pet of yours! A few photos that include parents as well could make for some nice memories and keepsakes! Take advantage by including everyone who matters most.

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