Yoga maternity photos combines two of my favorite types of photography. Here are 5 tips if you are into yoga (or dance), and considering Yoga or Dance maternity photos:
Pick a photographer who has experience photographing both maternity and yoga or dance photos. They will understand best how to pose you. Bonus if they themselves are a former dancer or yoga teacher.
Book your photographer for your 8th month of pregnancy, and plan to book about 3 months out – meaning, when you are 5 months pregnant. At about 8 months, you’ll have a big beautiful baby belly, but won’t be so far along that you may have to cancel because you are delivering!
Discuss with your photographer the types of images you want. Indoor? Outdoor? Both? Posed? More natural and relaxed? Bare belly? How comfortable are you with moving and doing some yoga poses during the session?
Bring a variety of clothing and accessories (like this super cool belt below).
Treat yourself to a manicure and pedicure the day before your shoot. Your nails will look great, and it will relax you.
Have fun! This is a great treat you are giving yourself, and your future baby who will LOVE to see photos of themselves in Mommy’s belly.
Here's a little BTS (behind the scenes) peek at my ever-growing baby prop collection. I tend to do more natural / lifestyle...
Natascha is a portrait artist based in Denver, Colorado. She provides photography services to clients in Broomfield, Lafayette, Louisville, Boulder, Golden, HIghlands Ranch and everywhere in between. She is know for her artistic portraits of babies, families, models and headshots.