5 Maternity Photography Tips and Ideas by Saurabh Panjwani

Photography Tips, Saurabh Panjwani

Throughout the process, it’s important to remember to have fun.

Saurabh Panjwani is working as a photographer from a long time and he really has wonderful followers across social media platforms. This time Saurabh has revealed few interesting tips and ideas for maternity photography.

Tip 1. Always Consider The Mother’s Safety
We’ve placed this tip first because safety should always be the highest priority for any maternity photo session. Even when choosing a location and exploring other shoot options, it’s important to consider the mother’s health and safety first.

Tip 2. Understand Your Client’s Vision Before Choosing A Location
Your clients may already have a location in mind when they come to you, especially if it’s someplace they visit regularly or hold dear; otherwise, you may need to suggest a location. Once you’ve chosen the location, you’ll need to consider the subject’s wardrobe, which leads to our next point.

Tip 3. Select An Appropriate Wardrobe
The wardrobe should match the location and style of the shoot. If your location falls more on the formal side, your subjects should dress for the occasion and wear formal outfits. On the other hand, if the location is more casual, such as in the park or on the beach, then recommend that your clients wear a slightly dressier version of what they might normally wear in those environments. Instead of shorts and a t-shirt, for example, suggest that they wear jeans and a nice button-up or polo shirt (for the dads). Of course, this all goes back to client preference, but you can make suggestions based on the location. Regarding color, choose one that will either pop (such as a complementary color) or else lend itself to a monochromatic theme.

Tip 4. Decide On A Time & Lighting
The majority of the time, you’ll likely find that most on-location maternity sessions end up using natural light for that ever-popular bright and airy look. Just like with engagement and other portrait sessions, the last hour or so before sunset (also known as a golden hour) is usually the most popular time to schedule sessions.

Tip 5. Build On Foundation Posing
To deliver a complete set of photos, you should aim to capture candid images, as well as posed images. This is true for individual portraits as well as family or group shots.

Throughout the process, it’s important to remember to have fun. Your interaction with the expectant parents will either enhance or diminish their experience and how they view the images you create. So, be sure to practice the technical aspects of shooting before walking into the shoot so that you can focus on creating a positive experience.

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