There is something so wonderful about a maternity session! A woman is so beautiful when she is growing a new life inside her. The love for your child is completely unconditional, that is why so many women are choosing to capture that memory.
During any maternity portrait session there is often the thought about doing a nude pregnancy photoshoot. There are often so many questions about the process which I will attempt to answer here. It is important to remember that it is always a matter of taste, some mums-to-be love the idea and others not so much. There is no right or wrong, just what is right for you.
If you are thinking about having a maternity photo-shoot, one thing you may want to think about is a question of nude?
You may well be thinking that “I would never want to have that done” and we absolutely understand! There are many reasons why you may not want to think about pregnancy nude pictures.
- What if I look fat?
- I wouldn’t want my family seeing the pictures!
- I don’t feel comfortable being naked in front of a stranger.
Firstly it is vitally important that for any of your maternity portraits, you find someone whose style you like. But, what about the concern that many of us have, not looking your best and not being happy with aspects of your body? It is an unfortunate world we live in that we even have those types’ worries. That does not mean that we can simply ignore them however and you should be sure that your photographer is able to photograph you in a way that is going to show you at your very best. You can make a fairly good judgement by looking at the photographer’s portfolio. All of our sessions include full make-up, editing and Photoshop work to ensure that you will look as great as you can!
One concern that is often raised is “I don’t want my family seeing them”. We aim to produce pieces of art that you will be proud of, that are not nude for the sake of nude and most importantly do not show any part that you wouldn’t want your Mom or family to see!
One of the most common concerns is not wanting to be nude in front of a stranger. That is a really good point! I wouldn’t want to either and that is exactly why this style is not to everyone’s tastes. It is important to remember that going full nude is only one option, you do not need to go that far. You can choose to wear underwear, lingerie, be covered in sheer fabric or the many other types of combinations.
A photoshoot often starts fairly nervously on both sides of the camera. The photographer is worried about many things. The light levels, composition, posing, outfits, color and tons more. The subject is worried about how do they look? Nerves, posing, can the photographer do a good job? What am I supposed to be doing? – It is the photographer’s job to help dissipate this worries. What then tends to happen is that nerves settle and the photos become easier, the posing more natural and in the end, if the photographer has done their job correctly, you will be at total ease with posing and not feeling nervous and uncomfortable in front of the camera.
A very good example of this is our last Nude pregnancy photo-shoot with the beautiful mom-to-be, Yanerie, she found us on our Facebook page. We chatted for months planning the session and waiting for the belly to show a little more. Yanerie wanted to try an Artistic pregnancy nudes and it was such a great decision.
The day of the shoot, I could see she was a bit nervous. We chatted for a while talked about ideas we both had, wardrobe hair and makeup. After a few test shots I could see Yanerie showing her true self.
After the maternity gowns, we started the simple fabric fine art studio portraits and the classic nudes. These are some of my favorite moments to capture because the simplicity of the props shines all the focus on this new mother and her emotions. I provide plenty of input to my clients so that they can look their best and the lighting and angles of the body position can accentuate the curves. I have lots of ways to direct my clients, and I was happy to produce images that rode the balance between elegant nude and motherly anticipation and love.
Here are just a few from this ARTISTIC NUDE PREGNANCY PHOTOSHOOT.
Please contact us if you would like to book your artistic maternity session. This is such a short and precious time in your life! You don’t want to miss out on having amazing portraits taken of you during this time to remember it as your baby grows. I am available in the Connecticut area for maternity, newborn, children and family sessions.