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Pregnancy portraits… ~San Francisco Portrait Photographer~

It was a girl for this couple and just days after these photos were taken!  Pregnancy portraits can be fun and awkward all at the same time but Priscilla really hung in there and made it happen. Congrats on Makayla! If you think you want to do pregnancy photos I have some recommendations:

  1. Don’t wait too long!  I find the best time is in the 8th month.  You are obviously pregnant but it isn’t too uncomfortable yet.
  2. Feel sexy!  You are beautiful and while it is a new stage in life you are beautiful and it is great to do some sexy shots too.  See Karen’s photos from my post last month!
  3. One of my favorite things is to where your husbands clothes. Maybe his shirt, boxers etc.  It’s a way of integrating him into the image even if it is just your belly.

Pregnancy Portaits and the Family ~San Francisco Portrait Photographer~

I photographed the wedding of Karen and Eric about 7 years ago.  This still amazes me!  Now they live in NYC and are expecting their first baby.  Karen is close to due but was a very willing and able subject as we used different places in their apartment on the West Side.  Karen is a shy type and was nervous but even dared to get just a little racy and looks beautiful!  Of course the feline kids got in on the action but what are you going to do…they are part of the family! Congrats guys!!

Some hints for pregnancy portraits:

  • Do it around the eighth month.  You are large enough to show but not so large that it’s uncomfortable.
  • Include the whole family!  The dad, other children and the pets.
  • Dress in the dad’s shirt or shorts.  It’s a way of incorporating him in the portrait that may just be belly.
  • Hands on the belly are so simple but say so much.