PREGNANCY BUMP SHOOT FAQ
When to come?
For your Baby Bump shoot I recommend you come when you have a sizeable bump – ie one you can put your arms around for it to work well. It all depends how big you are and shapely!
Which shoot should I choose?
Studio or location is fine! You may even feel more comfortable at home.
I can also accommodate anyone wishing to do an outdoor/natural woodland shoot
Your health and well being
Please make sure you feel comfortable and well before the shoot, and I will be as gentle as possible with you too.
No awkward lying down positions which don’t feel good unless you are totally up for it.
The kinds of shots to expect
It’s fun to do beautiful sensual photos which will remind you of this amazing time in your life!
I use a selection of different lighting, to create some shapes and different backgrounds for effect.
I want for you to be relaxed and actually have fun with this shoot – it really is great being pregnant and a miracle and we want to reflect that joy!
Should I be naked?
Well, I think to create a very special shot it really is nice to be semi naked by the end of the shoot – but in a wholly beautiful way.
However only if you want to.
I suggest starting off with shirt/tshirt, jeans etc/ then going down to your bra and jeans etc/ knickers, then draping bump in fabrics and then ultimately covering your breasts, holding your belly in a very natural lovely way…. But again only if you feel comfortable doing that on the day otherwise we don’t!
Can you disguise my tummy’s blemishes?
Hell yes! Of course I can so please don’t worry about the linea negra which develops or anything else for that matter!
I will smooth out skin tones/any bumps/dimples or spots on your belly and breasts down during post shoot editing so please don’t worry.
Bringing a partner?
If you are bringing a partner we will incorporate them into the shoot by having them interact with you.
Putting their arms around you from behind, embracing from the front, cradling the bump, kissing the bump – anything you are comfortable doing.
We can also get your hands together making a heart shape.
What to wear and makeup?
We will start your shoot as soon as you arrive
So please do your hair and make up before the shoot.
A natural look is often the best.
Perhaps a spare hair scrunchi (if you have long hair so can be tied up too)
I would suggest bringing a few different tops such as an oversized long sleeve top, a vest in black or white, AND something which can be unbuttoned such as a man’s shirt.
Also a long skirt or floaty maternity dress is ideal.
Wear nice underwear or simple underwear – it does not have to be matching but something you like.
I recommend a sports style bra too and some short style knickers.
I have a variety of shawls and scarves, necklaces but if you have something you wish to use to drape around your bump and breasts then I would recommend bringing it along.
A nice thing to do is bring along your baby scan if you have one – either as a piece of paper or in a frame so we can hold it outside your bump.
Or you might want to have a date the baby is due/ and if a girl on a wooden sign or a black board – this could be used to surprise people if they don’t already know the date or sex?
Please feel free to bring any ideas you wish to recreate with you on your phone from Pinterest as there is a huge selection on there – otherwise I will guide you to positions and ideas.
Albums & Prints
I can do large prints and album books for you to show off your wonderful and amazing body too!
A note about Social media
All images remain the copyright of ArtbyClaire as such no image may be used in a commercial sense without first gaining permission of ArtbyClaire. ArtbyClaire Photography reserves the right to use your wedding & portrait photos to promote her website/design/flyers on social media sites etc or for business promotion This is entirely reasonable to expect as without being able to promote my visual photography work I would have nothing to show people – this means your images could be used for website and promotional material.
All Portrait Packages are automatically discounted already by £50 for all clients who opt in. If you specifically OPT OUT I will have to charge you an additional £50 on top of the cost of your Portrait Session Shoot for privacy rights as this will directly affect my business due to lack of promotional material being available.