There is no better way to capture the beauty and magic of pregnancy than by getting a maternity portrait done. Many women are embarrassed by their shape, or no longer feel pretty, but it is a miraculous time of life, and one to be remembered by photos.
Photos of pregnant women have become increasingly popular in the last few years and many photographers come up with innovative maternity photo ideas to make the photo shoot unique for the parents. Pregnancy is one phase of life that will never come back to you in the same form. Do not miss out on the opportunity to keep your memories alive through these photos.
Some Unique Maternity Photo Ideas
One of the unique maternity photo ideas that you can do is a nude pregnancy picture at around the 37th week of your pregnancy. This idea was made famous in August 1991, when Demi Moore appeared nude on the cover of Vanity Fair under the title More Demi Moore. Annie Leibovitz shot the picture while Moore was seven months pregnant. The half naked dad can be in the photo, holding your belly from behind you. Depending on your thoughts and views, it is common for the mother to cover her breasts with her hands.
Yet another idea is to wear a bikini and cool shades. This will make you feel really pretty and confident. You can hold your tummy with both hands and give a side pose smiling at the camera. This will show your confidence and warmth.
If you have other children, then one more maternity photo idea is to involve your kids. Your child's face and your tummy can be a part of the photo. You can also paint a face on your tummy and make it look like a baby. The whole family will treasure this type of photo for many years.
If you are not quite comfortable posing nude, but at the same time want to use your entire body in the shot. A good maternity photo idea is to drape yourself with something sheer. The combination of the light color of the sheer and the darker colors of your skin and the shadows is very flattering. You should stand sideways so that the shape of your belly is clearly visible. Hold the material at the breast, and optionally at your back as well. White drape looks elegant and sophisticated.
Candlelight will give a unique highlight to your belly, a dreamy sort of effect. Take this photograph from the side with your hands holding your tummy. You can tilt your head a little with a slight smile which will reflect the warmth within you.
Let's not leave the dad out!. With you standing sideways, he will kneel down and kiss your belly, while at the same time looking into your eyes and gently holding your belly from below. Then place your hands on his. This will show the amazing connection between you, your hubby, and the baby.
One more maternity photo idea is to have the portrait done outdoors. It can capture some unique bright colors of nature including trees, flowers, and sky.