My First Maternity Shoot....(Constructive Criticism Welcome)

Monday, February 12, 2007

This Saturday, I had the cutest girl over to take her pregnancy pictures. She works with Joe at the hospital and is such a neat person. She is about two weeks away from delivering this little girl, and she is READY!
She brought her boyfriend along for the photos, and he was so willing to be a part of this. The pictures with him in them turned out SO great.
For this shoot, since it is FREEZING outside and pregnancy is more of an intimate thing, I set up a great makeshift studio in the Masonic Lodge. We took pictures with west-facing windows at 3:30 in the afternoon, with a black fleece backdrop. Check out the crazy set-up! It worked, tho.

So. I am pretty happy with the results. I'd have liked a faster lens, so I could have used a lower ISO, but for the first time, I think I'll rest easy with the results.

The next fun thing is when this little baby comes... Then we get to take more pictures!

I'd LOVE any critiques-- especially since i am still not sure if i trust my own computer for an accurate reading. Do things look normal? Do they need more light? Less light? Just curious.
(Katie-- i intentionally upped the contrast in the last photo. Do you like the result? or not?)

Anyhoo--- Hope you all survive this week. We are supposed to get ice and snow tonight. But I'll believe it when I see it.



  1. 2 things:
    First, I totally love the Maternity pictures! They look like they should be in a maternity magazine! I love the shots with the boyfriend. There is so much emotion in the shots.

    Second, you're such a great photographer that if you can, I'd like if you came our church prom and took pictures of me and of the dance overall. If you're interested, call me. :]

  2. They look awesome! You're the real deal. Pro.. great work girl.

  3. I really liked #1 and #2. Your backdrop was inventive and it really worked. My only suggestion would be to perhaps provide or suggest dark pants for your subject. The jeans were bunchy and sometimes distracting-but that's just my opinion. Not like you can tell people what to wear right? She looks beautiful regardless! Pregnancy is so feminine and becoming.


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