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Brooklyn, New York Maternity Photographer | Maternity Photos

May 24, 2022

5 Ways to Include Your Partner or Family in Maternity Photos

There’s no way to describe how special of an experience pregnancy is—watching your belly grow, feeling that first flutter, then the first little kick and watching their movements in your belly grow stronger and stronger. As beautiful as is, it’s very short lived—just a few more months until you hold your precious baby (or babies) in your arms. No more feeling those little hiccups from inside or wondering what (and who!) he or she will look like. With your baby’s due date quickly approaching it’s time to start planning for your maternity photos. Whether it’s your first pregnancy or your third, maternity photos are a family affair. Big moments like these makes everyone feel so close to each other and this is why it is a great time to include your partner and any other children in your maternity photos.  Here are some of the best ways to include your partner and your family in your maternity photos.

Hug That Belly

The main focal point of maternity photography is, of course, your growing baby bump! That’s why we love to have either the partner or the sibling places his or her head on the belly to give the baby bump a loving hug. It is absolutely stunning in portraits and shows just how excited everyone is for the pending birth and how loved baby is even before they enter this world. And just think how loved you’ll feel with your child kissing your belly.

Maternity portrait with dad hugging belly

Maternity Portrait with dad and daughter hands on belly

Take a Walk

If you can get outside for maternity photos, simply walking hand-in-hand you’re your partner, kids or the entire family will make for some sweet candid portraits that you will treasure forever. Another plus is that it will take the pressure off smiling or doing all the perfect posing. In Brooklyn, New York, a great location for maternity photography is Brooklyn Bridge Park.

Use a Prop

I love including special items, like an ultrasound image, booties or a hat in maternity photos. You or your partner can hold the item up in front of your belly, to the side or in the middle of the two of you symbolizing that a new one is on the way. We can use props like chairs and stools to bring different members of the family closer to the belly for your maternity photos. It will also show the anticipation of your baby’s arrival and your love for each other all in that one special portrait.

Maternity Photos with daughter standing on small ladder

Give a Little Kiss

Your wedding may have been the last time you and your partner purposely kissed for pictures, but this moment is just as special! Don’t be afraid to get up close to your partner and give them a little soft kiss on the neck or lips. Sharing a kiss with your partner in maternity photos document the love and commitment you have for each other through every stage of your life together.

Documenting moments like these are the perfect way to capture this special milestone in your life. If you or someone you know is interested in capturing maternity photos, I recommend scheduling them for any time between 32 and 35 weeks. That’s the perfect time to show off your baby bump with maternity photos. Fill out the contact form and I will be in touch to schedule your consultation.

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