As a professional maternity photographer, I know that every couple wants their maternity photos to be unique and memorable. But how can we make your maternity shoot stand out from the rest? In this blog post, I’ll share some sophisticated couple maternity shoot ideas and poses that are sure to leave a lasting impression. Additionally, documenting your journey through parenthood and preserving these beautiful times before your sweet baby arrives into this world is a great way of bonding with your partner.
Formal attire can add an extra touch of elegance to your maternity photos. Suggest that you and your partner dress up in your finest attire for the shoot. Think big flowy maternity gowns and suits for a classic and timeless look. Formal attire is perfect for creating a sophisticated and polished aesthetic that will look beautiful printed and hung in any home.
Coordinate Your Clothing
Even if formal attire isn’t your jam, it is important to coordinate your outfits to ensure a cohesive and polished look. It is recommended to avoid a mismatched appearance, such as one partner wearing formal attire while the other is dressed casually. Before your photo shoot, take the time to coordinate your outfits and discuss the style and color palette with your maternity photographer.
By coordinating your clothing, you can create a cohesive and stylish look that complements your personalities as a couple, and adds an extra layer of sophistication to your maternity photos.
Close-up shots are a great way to highlight the beauty and intimacy of your pregnancy. Focus on your hands on the belly, the profile of the belly, or even just your faces looking into each other’s eyes. These shots can create a beautiful and emotional connection between you and your unborn child.
Creative lighting, such as colour gels, can take your maternity photos to the next level and create a sophisticated and unique look. Coloured gels can add depth and dimension to your photos, and create a unique and personalized look that reflects your style and personality as a couple.
Silhouette shots can be a beautiful and artistic way to capture your bond. This pose is achieved by positioning you and your partner in front a narrow light source. This creates a beautiful, shadowy outline of your bodies that highlights your shape and creates a beautiful contrast.
Simple and Classic Poses
Simple and classic poses can be just as effective as more elaborate ones. Consider sitting close to each other, holding hands or with arms around each other, or having the mother-to-be pose with her belly showing. These poses are timeless and elegant, and will create a beautiful and intimate moment that will be cherished for years to come.
XS Sharon Photography is a Vancouver based luxury photographer specializing in magazine-styled maternity, motherhood and portrait photography. Inspired by fashion and fine art, she strives to create more than just a photo but a timeless work of art for her clients. Contact me today to find out more about my maternity photography services and how I can help create portraits of you during an extremely special and intimate moment in your life.