Maternity Session(s) - Part of a series

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  1. bellacat

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    For a couple months now I have been working on a special maternity session as part of a series. The mom wanted multiple locations so this has been an ongoing project. She is due on April 27th so I will have newborn photos soon :)

    I have posted a few of these before (they have a few tweaks) but I wanted to show the series as a whole. It was really hard to just to pick a few to share since there were so many we both loved.

    C&C welcome and appreciated. Tear them up :)

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    Overall, I really liked all of them.

    I loved the first four with the blocks. Also, her skin tone looks excellent in pictures 1, 2, and 4. Pictures 1, 2, and 4 are also my favorites. Just feels like we're photographing the baby, rather than the mother.

    Photo 6 is also a really nice photo because of the little boy hugging his little sister.

    Great pictures overall though.
     
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    These are lovely. I think you've done a really great job. Nice color and clarity on all of them.

    If you want some critique I'll tell you a few things I noticed -

    In #5 watch the way her hands are positioned. It looks like she is about to dig into her belly with her fingers there. I would have liked to see #6 from a slightly different angle where we could still see the belly but also more of the boys face. On #13 just be careful of the light coming across his head and creating such a bright highlight.

    Ok, so thats all I could come up with...you did a great job! :) Can't wait to see the newborn shots!
     
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    I remember seeing a couple of these before, when she was in the pink shirt. i think you are doing an excellent job. i agree with the critiques that ajay had in mind.

    I love 15. Its great in every way.

    look forward to seeing more.
     
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    thanks. Those are my favorites too and yes they were more about the baby then the mom in those shots.
     
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    Great series. I'm working on a similar project documenting the entire pregnancy to babies first month. Due dat is May 27th.
    Really nice job you are doing on this one!
     
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    #5 actually was a test shot for lighting and metering but the mom loved it so much it turned out to be a keeper. I see what you mean about the fingers though

    #6 was a miracle all my itself :lol: This little boy was having nothing to do with the photos or moms belly. we had a backdrop set up and everything but nothing worked. I just happened to catch this one in a split sec. I totally agree it would have been better to see his sweet face.

    #13 Thanks. I didn't see that until after I got home :(
     
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    thanks :)
     
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    good luck on your project. That sounds like fun. What month did you start on your project? Did you start from the time they found out they were pregnant?
     
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    I really like these. I think you did a great job. I love the baby blocks but I don't like the skin tone in #3 , #5 and #6. I love the angle of #10! I love the lighting and the garden view of #12 and in #16 I absolutely love the shot but would rather see it in full color or all black and white but not in between...
    Great job!!
     
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    I really like them! Pretty girl too! I really like the blocks. i do this often with my maternity... (well I have only done 6 but you know what I mean...)
     
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    thanks for the comments. I know the skin tone is a bit funky in 3,5 and 6 but those were a special request. I had shown them in color first but mom really is a fan of the semi color :)

    In #10 i just love that angle too and how her toes point up.

    #12 was by far not her favorite but a great shot in my opinion

    #16 I had some trouble with that one and again mom opted for the semi color. i will grab the color and bw versions to show you.
     

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