After arriving at her home, I had a chat with Lisa and her partner about the type of images she would like me to capture and we identified quite a few from the tear sheets that she would like to try.
I was able to set up my portable studio backdrop and lights in her dining room which would give us enough space to capture the shots we were after. I usually bring a couple of different backdrop options with me so that I can set up in pretty much any available space – though ideally, the more room available, the better!
The whole session lasted around 2 hours from my arrival to when I had finished packing everything away again. As mentioned above I like to have a chat with my clients first to discuss the sort of shots they would like me to capture for them. This also gives me a chance to get to know them a bit better too. I usually allow around an hour for the pregnancy photography shoot itself as I feel that it is important that clients do not feel at all rushed and part of a production line when having a maternity photo session.
I also like to capture a good selection of images including some that maybe the client hadn’t initially considered as I would hate to finish a session and for the client to end up thinking “I wish I had tried this idea or that one” when the chance has gone.
Now I’m looking forward to hearing about the safe arrival of their new baby in a few weeks time. Thanks to Lisa and her partner for choosing me to photograph you at this special time in your lives and for kindly allowing me to share a small selection of your maternity photographs with my readers.
If you are interested in having a maternity shoot yourself or know of friends who may be interested, please do let them know about my Bump2Baby Portraits site or contact me on 07941 758887.