Sometimes, the easiest path to a gorgeous maternity photo is to keep it simple.
That is, if you get back to the basics, your chances of creating a portrait that the mom-to-be will cherish forever will be much greater.
That means working to enhance the composition in ways that are subtle and simple, but which have great visual appeal.
Here’s a few tips I’ve found to be helpful when taking maternity photos.
Work the Angles
There’s nothing wrong with taking a portrait from a standard eye level.
However, if you want to create something a little more interesting and unique, change the eye level from which you shoot.
As you can see in the image above, the photographer was below the model’s eyeline, looking up toward her.
Not only does this give us a view of all that texture in the foreground, but it also creates a view of the model that makes her look a little more powerful in the shot.
That visual power – which is certainly helped by her wardrobe – is important given all the other details in the image that might draw our attention.
In other words, using this perspective helped make the model an even stronger subject than she already is.