Fun Ideas for Your Maternity Session!
It’s our goal at Honeybourne Studio to help you treasure your pregnancy memories for the rest of your lives, but traditional poses aren’t your only option during a maternity photography session. We want you to remember these months with a huge smile on your face so, if you’re tempted to try something a little different, we can help you add some fun and light-hearted photographs to your collection. Here’s some inspiration to get you started:
A Girl or a Boy?
Are you ready to announce the gender of your little one to all your friends and family? Your session is the perfect time to do that and there are plenty of innovative ways to go about it. We could use alphagettis to spell out “girl” or “boy” or use mom’s growing tummy as part of the word. Or, if you’d prefer to keep everyone guessing, we can drop a few hints through background props and the colours you decide to wear!
Let the Whole World Know
Tell everyone who matters that your family is preparing to grow with a custom announcement of your pregnancy. We can add witty or personal text to your images and include items that have meaning for you and the baby you’re welcoming into the world. In this recent shoot, dad brought matching shoes that his baby boy would soon be wearing. You could opt for toys you’ve bought for the nursery or the blankets grandmom has knitted, or even the pregnancy test that confirmed your happy news!
Narrow Down Those Names
Having trouble picking a name for your little one? We know how hard it is to choose between family heirlooms, the latest trends and the names you’ve always loved – you’ve probably spent a whole lot of time narrowing the choices. Let everyone know the names on your shortlist and we’re sure you’ll get some helpful hints from your loved ones!
Celebrate Your Cravings
If there’s one thing a mom-to-be should definitely indulge, it’s her cravings. Have you been pining for chocolate cake like this recent visitor to our studio, or do your tastes tend more towards the savoury? Bring the foods you’ve been craving to your maternity photography session and we’ll commemorate your taste buds for all time – and we won’t mind if you want to pause for a snack!
Getting Ready for Baby
Is dad learning how to change a nappy or give little one a bath? Is mom making sure that the nursery is ready? Preparing for baby’s arrival is a whirlwind of checklists and shopping trips and there’s always something left to do or buy, but that’s half the fun! Why not bring the paint swatches from baby’s nursery, the list of gadgets you still need to purchase or the books you’ve been reading about your first days as parents? We can celebrate these moments of excited preparation – and your friends and family might be grateful for the pointers when the time comes for your baby shower!
A Personal Memento
We often suggest that mom and dad bring items that will have special significance for baby. What those items are, of course, is entirely up to you! You might choose to include the teddy bear that will join your little one in their cot, or the blanket you’ll wrap them in as you leave the hospital. Or, like these recent parents-to-be, you could inject a little of yourselves into your photographs as well as mementoes of baby – I wonder if you can guess what this dad does for a living?
If you already have ideas for your maternity photography session and you’d like to discuss them with us, or if we can help you decide what props you might like to bring with you, give us a call at the studio. And if you’re ready to book your photoshoot, call or email us today to reserve your date!