HOW TO GET READY FOR MATERNITY PHOTO SESSION
BLOG BY MEGHNA RATHORE ABOUT FEW TIPS ON GETTING READY FOR MATERNITY PHOTO SESSION
While the feeling of carrying a baby inside you is exemplary but at the same time it is very tiring experience also. And it gets harder by the time you are about to finish your 9 months of pregnancy. So even through you want to capture these memories by getting a photo session done, the thought itself makes you a bit scared and nervous as it could be a very exhausting and demanding experience as you have to pose for so many photographs. So a lot of time an expecting mothers drop the idea of a maternity photo session.
I am professional maternity photographer and have been doing pregnancy photo session for last 5 years. My clients are mainly from Delhi, Gurgaon Noida and other NCR region areas. I have gone through extensive training and experience of capturing memories of an expecting mother and I will try to provide guidance and tips on how best you can prepare yourself for a maternity photo session so that it becomes the most pleasant and satisfying experience.
Below are the few key tips about having a pleasant maternity photo session
Choose a professional pregnancy photographer
Most of us think that it’s just about taking the pictures so what’s the need of going to a professional maternity photographer and shell out extra money. I can assure you that picking a professional photographer is worth every penny of your spend. Think of it in way that these images will be your lifetime treasure to memorize your pregnancy time. And only a professional photographer can capture those poses in true sense. Also a trained professional photographer knows how best to accommodate an expecting mother, how to make her relaxed, what should be the speed of photo session, when to take rest and when to make poses. A trained photographer also discusses your medical condition and ensures that none of the poses chose for the photo session is a burden for you.
Plan in Advance
Never ever wait for the last minute of your due date. Plan out a bit in advance, the best time to start planning for it is around when you are 7 months expecting. Search for the professional photographers around you, go through reviews, their photography style etc. Also give a bit of thought on what exactly you want to get out of your photo session and discuss that in detail with your photographer. All this will help you with enough time to pan out things and also ample time to the professional photographer to plan things at his\her end. Finalize your photographer and plan your photo session date so that you can make yourself ready for the shoot
Be prepared for the D Day
Get your preparation done few days in advance of your photo session. Discuss in detail with your photographer about what would be the flow of photo session, what all to bring etc? A good professional photographer will brief you about everything in terms of flow of the photo session, what all to wear, what all to bring etc. On the day ensure that you are in comfortable clothes while traveling to the photo studio. Ensure that you have packed below basic things in your bag as a maternity photo session can last up to 4 hours.
1. Water Bottle
2. Light food like sandwich, biscuits
3. Regular medication
4. Umbrella if its an outdoor shoot
5. Extra set of comfortable clothing
You can also look at this webpage about “What to Bring When Travelling While Pregnant” to get a more detailed list of what is good to keep.
Once you are ready with these preparations in advance then I can assure you that the experience of photo session could be as pleasurable as seeing the outcome pictures itself.
About the Author
Meghna Rathore is a professional Newborn, Baby, Maternity & Kid photographer. She has more than 6 years of experience in doing photo session for newborn babies, expecting mothers and kids. She is currently based out Gurgaon and performs photo session out of her home studio. She covers clients from Delhi, Gurgaon, Noida and other Delhi NCR area.