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Maternity shoot alternative

Maternity shoot alternative

Finding something new to do with maternity clients can be a problem. the problem can often be the customers preconception of what a maternity shoot should be or the photographers preconception of what they think it should be. Personally I see it differently . I prefer to look at it from a portrait point of view a portrayal of who the mother and father is and what they are as people. The notion came to me after meeting withToy , the beautiful mum to be in this publication. She said to me that she really wanted to capture herself as in the last stages of pregnancy , Baby is due in two weeks, but she did not want flowing whit trails or half naked images of her belly. What she wanted was to reflect the person that she is come rain or shine.And my god it did rain. Despite this Toy wanted to go ahead with the shoot , Being an outdoor person and wanted the shoot to be outside with like i said rain or shine. She want a more of a rustic feel with a mixture of urban decay and soft country. I found the right location, unfortunately I’m not at liberty to give you the locationbut i’m sure that there are loads of similar places around the UkToy selected the clothing that she normally used through her pregnancy andwent went ahead with the shoot. \Here is a couple of the images from the shoot. I think what I am trying to say when you are asked to do a maternity shoot try to think out of the box a bit, work with the personality of the client and it they want something differenthelp them to achieve what they want. 

 

Ed Gregory