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When to Take Maternity Photos as Profession


Pregnancy and preparation for newborn are amazing things. Many moms want to record these moments. On the other hand, maternity will produce some stress as well. A good maternity photo is helpful to ease such stress and lead to a confident mom. Considering maternity photos are an important record of the beginning of a mother’s life, every mother wants to know when to take maternity photographs. Therefore, this article will provide some suggestions about when to take maternity photos and how to take perfect maternity pictures. Although the situations are different for different mothers, we find some common grounds.

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When to take maternity pictures

You’d better to plan your maternity photographs at the beginning of the last trimester, about seventh or eighth month of pregnancy. At that time, your belly will display a fine round shape. So you can take maternity photos from different angles and perspectives. Some mothers prefer to count pregnancy by weeks. They should shoot maternity photo sessions at around 30 weeks pregnant.

If you shoot maternity photo sessions much earlier, your belly will be too small and not obvious. After eighth month pregnant, your body might become uncomfortable. You belly will become too heavy to take maternity photographs. I guess that you do not want to show unhappiness in your maternity pictures. But when your body is uncomfortable, you cannot display happiness naturally.

There are some mothers that schedule to take multiple maternity photos. Then the best time to begin is 24 weeks pregnant. At this moment, your belly becomes bigger during the second trimester. But you are still agile and able to walk in garden. And you already know that your baby is a girl or a boy. On the other hand, if you prepare to use your maternity photos to create baby shower invitations, sixth month of pregnancy is a perfect time.

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How to take good maternity photographs

Besides time, there are also some tips related to good maternity pictures. Here are some aspects you should take into consideration when you take good maternity photos.

Angles and perspectives

If you have viewed the beautiful maternity photos on Pinterest, you will discover that most maternity photos are taken from the side or 45 degree angles. That is because this is the best angle to display your beautiful belly. If you want to take some special maternity photos, you can choose other angles, like straight on or downward. And we suggest that you should put your hands on your belly when taking maternity photos.

Maternity Photo Angle

Natural light

Light is everything to photography. So is maternity photo. A maternity photo usually spread happiness feelings. We can use natural source of light, the sun, to take perfect maternity photos. The basic rule is to shoot maternity photos when the sunlight is soft, like before the sunset. You can utilize the natural light to create silhouette effect. If you want to take photos at home comfortably, you can stand or sit next to the window.

Maternity Photo Nature Light

Background

Utilize a beautiful background could makes your maternity photos impressive. So before shooting maternity photos, you can walk around to search some beautiful scene. Or you can shoot an upward photo that takes the sky as the background. Even you decide to take maternity photos at home; you can use furniture as background. We believe that no place is as happiness as home.

Maternity Photo Background

Camera

It is hard to say whether you should take maternity photographs with professional cameras or your smartphone. They all have unique benefits. Professional cameras are good at shooting high quality photos; however, they are not portable. Many high-end smartphones have equipped advanced lens. Moreover, we can take maternity photographs with smartphone at any time. You can choose an appropriate hardware according to your situations.

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A powerful photo editor

Even though your maternity pictures are not perfect, you can use a powerful photo enhancer to polish them, like WidsMob Denoise. This smart maternity photo enhancer could detect maternity photographs and minimize noise automatically. Moreover, Photo Denoise will not damage the details in your maternity files. And Photo Denoise could handle your maternity photos in batch. After several steps, you can get perfect photos.

Denoise Image Process

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Conclusion

This article has offered some suggestions about maternity photos, like when to take photos and how to take good photographs. The beginning of the last trimester is a good time to take maternity photos. And if you prepare to take a series of maternity photos, you can start at the second trimester.

In the second part, we recommended some tips when taking maternity photos. Although maternity pictures are similar with portrait photos, there are some differences in the use of light, angle and perspective. If you want to take a beautiful maternity photo, you can follow the suggestions above. Finally, you can polish your maternity photographs at home. WidsMob Denoise is a smart photo enhancer. It is able to deal with all the photos in batch automatically. Then you can get your perfect maternity photos.


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Peter Wood
Peter Wood
Peter Wood, a senior editor, focus on photography design and editing software and devices.
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