Has the COVID-19 crisis made you change your plans for a beautiful and perfect maternity or pregnancy photoshoot? The pandemic has forced us to stay-at-home (which is needed) but that doesn't mean you cannot document and frame this major event in your life.
Well, don’t you worry, we’ve got you covered. We assure you with a few tips and tricks, you can still capture those special and most awaited moment in your life while adhering to social distancing (obviously ;))
Here are a few tips to DIY your dream photoshoot of your beautiful bump <3
WHEN TO SHOOT?
There is no “right” or “wrong” time to shoot, but we suggest you wait until 32 to 35 weeks, when your bump is big enough to show off.
WHAT TO WEAR?
Wear whatever you feel comfortable in. Nowadays, women prefer comfortable clothing that makes them feel at home for their shoots. The look should be trendy and not necessarily have those flowy maxi dresses. It is said, do not choose clothing that could distract the image. We suggest avoid the following:
- Extra bright and flashy colors
- Free flowing silhouettes
- Oversized shirt of your husband
- A cute bralette with a Shirt dress as a cover-on
- Something casual
Check out some of our cool and contemporary styles that you can use for your photoshoot looks that are definitely out of the ordinary.
If you’re shooting inside your house, a bare wall works great as well as curtains or pin a flat bed sheet to the floor to use as a flatlay. Make sure to do this "near a large window for optimal lighting. The window should be off to the side, not directly in front of your background.
If you have access to a garden, courtyard or playground, you can always use the outdoor and natural light for great photos.
TIME OF THE DAY?
If you're choosing to shoot outdoors, make use of the “golden hour” - the hour before sunset when the light is softest. Avoid any direct sunlight that will cast shadows. If you're shooting indoors, it's best to use natural light from a window. Look out at what time the window brings in light. That way you'll be able to get the light just right.
Either have your camera or phone set up higher that you and angled towards you. TO make sure your beautiful bump is captured perfectly, we suggest taking the photo from the side, facing your source of light. Here are some of our favourite poses that are easy to implement. Take a look.
“Less is ALWAYS better”, especially when it’s DIY. Have lots of fun and don't stress out. This is not something you had planned, but it's fun nevertheless. You’ll know what we mean when you've tried it. It might take a few attempts to get that perfect shot, but don’t forget we’ve got filters and a few apps to make it perfect at the end of the day. Try new poses, angles, lights until you’ve got the one you like.