Maternity pictures are a great way to capture this special time in your life. Not only are you pregnant, but you are also surrounded by the people who love and support you. However, it can be difficult to take maternity pictures that look good. You want to make sure that you capture the beauty of your pregnancy while still looking like yourself. In this blog post, I will give you some tips on how to take the perfect maternity picture with your friends!
Ask your friends to take maternity pictures with you
well, the first step is to ask your friends to take the pictures with you. no surprises here I guess. But what I really mean is talk to your friends about your idea! Tell them how excited you are and that you would love for them to be a part of this special time in your life. Not only will they be more likely to say yes, but they will also be more invested in taking the perfect picture. Some of them might have a great idea of a location or a theme, and the one will offer their sister as the photographer. Asking your environment to help (even if you don’t say so in the first place..) can make miracles sometimes.
Choose a location that is special to you and your friends
Now that you have your friends on board, it is time to choose a location. If you are looking for a more natural setting, consider taking your pictures outside. A park or beach would be a great option. If you want something a little more urban, consider taking pictures in front of a cool mural or in an alleyway. You can also get creative and take pictures in your own home. If you have a beautiful backyard, that would be a great option! Just make sure that the location is special to you and your friends so that the pictures will be even more meaningful. You can do a photo shoot at the local bar you always go to (hey there HIMYM fans!), or the park where you usually go for a picnic. It’s all up to you!
Consider Choosing a Theme
If you want your maternity pictures to be even more special, you can consider choosing a theme. This can be anything from matching outfits to a specific props or background. If you choose a theme, make sure that it is something that represents you and your friends. Here are some of my favorite themes for a pregnancy photoshoot:
- Garden party: all white dresses, flowers in your hair, and pastel colors. This is a great option if you want to take pictures outside. I believe this will suit you more if your group of friends is mostly girls. Although it can be funny to see the boys dress up in white dresses with flowers in their hair.
- City chic: all black everything with a pop of color. This is perfect if you are taking pictures in an urban setting. You can add a pop of color with your shoes, a scarf, or even your manicure.
- Fairytale: dressing up in costumes is always a fun option! You can be anything from princesses to woodland creatures. This is great if you and your friends share a favorite movie or a TV show.
Not into Themed Photoshoots?
That’s okay! You can still take beautiful maternity pictures without a theme. Just make sure that you and your friends are comfortable and having fun. You can just pose together in any way you like. For example, you can have everyone put their hand on your belly, or you can have everyone stand in a line. Get creative and have fun with it! The most important thing is that you capture the love and support of your friends during this special time in your life.
Take Some Time to Plan Your Outfits
This is probably the most important part of the whole process! You want to make sure that you and your friends are wearing complementary colors and styles. If you are unsure of what to wear, consider consulting a professional stylist. They will be able to help you choose the perfect outfits for your photoshoot. If you don’t want to consult anyone professional, just let the creative friend who always dresses up nicely choose outfits for everyone. every group of friends has that one who knows best how to dress, and usually they love telling people what to wear.
Don’t Forget to Accessorize
Once you have chosen the perfect outfits, it is time to accessorize! This is your chance to really make your maternity pictures unique. Consider adding some personal touches, such as a special necklace or bracelet. You can also ask your friends to bring props that represent their personality. For example, if one of your friends is a avid reader, she can bring a stack of books to the photoshoot. This will make the pictures even more special and personal.
Have fun with the pictures – laugh and smile!
The most important thing is to have fun with the pictures! This is a time to celebrate your pregnancy and the support of your friends. So make sure to laugh and smile in the pictures. And don’t forget to take some candid shots as well. Those are usually the best ones!
I hope this post has given you some ideas on how to take the perfect maternity pictures with your friends. Just remember to have fun with it and to include personal touches to make the pictures even more special. And don’t forget to accessorize! Good luck!