Maternity Portraits

How To Pose For Maternity Photography

by Stuart Hasson
Beautiful Maternity Poses

Posing for your maternity portraits has a lot to do with how much you’re showing at the time of your session.  If your tummy is big, sitting poses usually are not the most flattering, so you’ll want to be standing up or lying down.  If you’re not really showing, the best choice is to reschedule your session until you’ve got a nice big bump.  If that’s not an option, sitting poses will exaggerate your tummy more than being stretched out while standing or lying.

Pointing your tummy directly at the camera won’t give you the most flattering look, either.  You want to be at an angle to the camera and the lights.  Having the lights in the right position (your photographer’s primary job) will add drama and dimension to your portrait.

Posing with fabric is a favorite trick that I use in nearly every session.  It can add fun and excitement to the session and give you an energetic look.  Twirling around with a few yards of tulle might sound dumb, but it can be a hugely dramatic portrait when done well.

There are tons of pregnancy poses that have been overdone for years so be sure to chat with your photographer so that they understand your uniqueness and pose you accordingly.  Make your pose all about you and your baby.  Make it special.

This picture is about 30 years old but it brings me back every time I look at it. THAT’s why I’m a photographer: To help people REMEMBER all of the good things in their Life!

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