Sunday, May 19, 2013

Pregnancy Photography

I love using my camera, but I have no training. So when a friend of mine asked if I would bring my camera with me next time I was around to take some pre-baby shots, I was excited but quite nervous.

My friends are very photogenic, thus that part was easy and they have a cute little backyard that the sun sets gently upon in the afternoons. So we got outside to take advantage of the non-direct afternoon light, had some laughs and got snapping.

My favourite photos are usually ones where the subject isn't looking at the camera and this was the case with these shots as well.

We got out some bits and pieces from the baby's room, which added a nice touch, we thought.  Isn't the owl wearing the baby's beanie cute!

A couple of the photos couldn't be used as I didn't pick up that I had the handmade fabric block letters in the word 'peanut' around the wrong way, but I was too busy laying on the ground trying to get the right angle and lighting in my lens, and the mosquitoes had well and truly started biting by then!

I think the photos capture beautifully the glowing pregnancy of my friend and this post might show that you don't necessarily have to pay big to have a professional do pregnancy photos if you don't have the time or the money. I think a few simple shots taken in and around the house where the baby is going to call home, is just as nice.

Little Ladybird

p.s, they have since had a beautiful baby girl!

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  1. Awesome post! I had a friend ask me to take some pictures a while back since I have a DSLR, and I was pretty intimated as well. I am no professional and still very much in the learning phase, but it was a good experience! Thanks for sharing this, I would love for you to join our Photog Show and Tell photography link party.

    Have a great day :)

  2. Such lovely photos, something for the family to treasure.

  3. What precious pictures! Thanks for coming by and partying with me!

    Fluster Buster

  4. Wonderful photos! I think you did a fabulous job taking them. They are very photogenic and she very much has that pregnancy glow. The items from the baby room was a wonderful touch. Thanks for sharing with us over at Photog Show and Tell!

  5. What a great job on the posing - that's where I always end up at a loss!

  6. Great shots; what a wonderful friend you are! Thank you for linking it up with us at the linky party at

  7. Great tips and some great shots too! I would love for you to come and link this up to our weekly party,

    Hope to see you there,

  8. So sweet! Lovely photos, and I love the peanut blocks :) adorable! xx

  9. Thanks so much for sharing this at Photog Show and Tell. You were featured! Feel free to come by and grab a featured button!

  10. The photos turned out wonderfully!

  11. Love these photos - have pinned them onto my New Baby Photos board. Thanks so much for sharing at #EmptyYourArchive, Alice @ Mums Make Lists x


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