Find Some Shade
It would be nice if every portrait we take could be during Golden Hour, but that’s just not possible.
That means that when you create maternity portraits during the daytime that you need to make accommodations to work with the intense and harsh light that results from shooting at that time of day.
An easy trick is to simply find shade to take your portraits.
As seen above, the shade of the tree gave the photographer beautiful, soft lighting that falls evenly on the model’s face.
And with the image exposed for the model, the slightly overexposed background gives the shot a bright, cheery feel that makes this a highly impactful portrait.