Expanding Your Business with Intimate Maternity Photography
Limiting yourself to simply shooting within one niche is going to get dull and hard on your wallet.
We are here to let you in on an untapped market for the aspiring and professional photographer:
Intimate Maternity Photography!
Intimate Maternity Photography is a great realm to expand into because it requires very little equipment for starting out with.
The newly released ebook “The Art of Baby Belly Photography” is an essential read for getting into that business topic.
INTIMATE Maternity PhotographyThroughout the many important periods of a person’s life they choose to come to a professional photographer to capture it. Whether it is a wedding, birthday or anniversary, clients crave to have these moments captured forever.
Maternity photography is often over looked because of the social stigmas we have around the female figure.
Women while pregnant can be sensitive and bashful about their beautiful figures, thinking they look “fat”.
Well, here is your challenge as a photographer: You can not only give her this amazing opportunity to be proud but you can present her in a sweet and even sexy way. This is not only an amazing product to give a soon-to-be-mother but a great way to earn some extra money.
Getting into Maternity PhotographyWhen it comes to shooting maternity photographs, there only a few exceptions that makes it different from standard glamour or boudoir photography. If you have a grasp on how to shoot in these methods, then you are already almost there.
It isn’t so much about the technical differences, such as lighting or post production but about coming to the shoot with a certain mental attitude.
Photographing this time in a woman’s life is an emotionally charged moment and you need to treat her and the shoot with a high level of respect and delicacy.
Keeping it SimpleMany women will feel bashful of their bellies and of their overall appearance. Here is where your skills as a coach and trusted confidant come in.
Remind your subject gently that you are here to capture not only her beauty but to capture the unseen star of the show…the baby.
Not overcomplicating your photo shoot with a lot of props or fancy tricks will make her happier in the end and it will be easier on you. Simply having a plan laid out, knowing how you are going to approach the shoot will benefit you in the long run.
Remember, she isn’t a bouncy nude model who makes her living doing this, she is a pregnant woman and you need to keep her safe and confidant.
Do’s and Don’ts
As mentioned above, there are only a few variants that make pregnancy photos differ from glamour or boudoir photographer.
We have listed out a few easy Do’s and Don’ts for you:
- Always consider the framing of her bump, it is the star of the show. This goes for lighting and posing.
- She may instinctively stand with her feet apart to support her new heavier weight, ask her to stand with her knees together to give a feminine silhouette.
Remember though: let her take as many breaks as she needs to rest! Always ask how comfortable she is!
- Don’t forget Dad! Though it seems cliché, the father’s hands coming around to either hold Mom’s stomach or cover her breasts is a winning pregnancy photo. It combines the perfect alluring and sweet factors that your clients will love.
- Not going overboard is key! Don’t try to take highly artistic or avant-garde photos of your model. Unless she requests it, most moms are going to want sweet and beautiful memories of being pregnant not “your vision”. In addition, remember that you of course you are capturing the magical sexiness of a pregnant woman, but balance it out with soft and sweet touches so she doesn’t feel embarrassed.
Giving it a try with a little help from a PRO!So now that you understand the reasons why and some basic how to’s on maternity photography the next step is to go out and try it.
But before you do, we suggest you read this comprehensive Ebook that will provide a wealth of knowledge to any level or photography.
“The Art of Baby Belly Photography”
is an essential read if you are serious about going into pregnancy photography.