Enough said about the light. The B&W ones compensate for that and made a nice change.
I like the heart idea but take a bucket with you and you can then scoop some water, splash it on the sand to get rid of old footsteps. Clean sand works best for these shots.
I really like the pose in the...
Thanks! I think posing for maternity is much harder than for portraiture because there are not a lot of ways of shooting this that hasn't been done to death! I'm always looking for a new way to show something. Lighting is certainly one way of doing that.
The important thing to keep in mind with hands is that they must be attached to an arm.
This means no holding around the waist from behind as it would appear that there is a hand 'growing' out of the other persons side. Top picture, look at the mans right hand for an example. The other hand...
I used a 2X3 softbox slightly behind the subject to achive the 'rim' lighting. There is also an umbrella on the right side behind a bit also. This created a bit of bounce reflection from the white walls which washed the dark areas to give just a bit of detail in the shadows.
Thank you all for...
Think of the editing!
I shoot about 300 editing down to 80 that I present. I find that if they get any more than that they have so much trouble choosing that the process becomes onerous. More is not better.
Having a zillion candids from the reception is just a waste of time and...
I'm for the second one as well but with the same reservations as the above mentioned. Perhaps a different crop if you have the room.
Lightening up her eyes would give it a bit more impact. You did very well with the lighting.