7 Must-Have Maternity Shots

1. Bump bump bump (“did you ever ride a Wump?” -Dr. Seuss) Obviously, get that bump! There are a couple must-have bump shots:

  • Hands-on-bump (don’t forget Dad and siblings if there are any!)
  • Sonogram photo is a cute one. The baby’s way of saying “hey, I’m in here!”

2. Dad – Don’t forget that the dad is an important role in this whole thing. Take some shots which are focused just on him and the emotions he might be feeling about becoming a daddy.

3. Full length Bump Focused – Don’t forget that there is a face up there. Try to get some shots which are focused on the bump but also include mom’s upper half. 

4. Relationships – It’s easy to get so carried away with the new little one on the way that we forget the relationship that makes it all happen. If there isn’t (and even when there is) there are many other relationships out there involved in the life of this baby. Perhaps the mom with her mom or sisters or friends who might also be pregnant. If there are big brothers & sisters, that is an important relationship to highlight. Get shots that aren't just centred on the bump but also on the family he/she is about to enter.

5. POV – Experiment with different points of view. Get a different perspective on that tummy to prevent shots from looking ’samey’.

6. Props – A shot incorporating a prop is always a good thing to try. There are lots of ideas out there: letter blocks spelling the name, tiny shoes balancing on the bump. 

7. Just Mom – Be sure to get a shot just of Mom.

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