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    Maternity At Home Photoshoot: Tips, Preparation, Props, & More
    January 31, 2023 Minh Ngo

    Maternity At Home Photoshoot: Tips, Preparation, Props, & More

    Posted in Client guide, Photography tips

    As a professional photographer, I understand the importance of capturing the beauty and essence of motherhood during pregnancy. That’s why I want to introduce my clients to the ethereal and dreamy world of maternity milk bath and some other poses at your home. Not only does it showcase the glowing and graceful presence of an expectant mother, but it also creates a unique and timeless memory to cherish for years to come.

    Here’s what you should know before scheduling a maternity milk bath photoshoot with me:

    Preparation

    Props and Supplies:

    For a relaxing and romantic bath experience, it is important to have the right props and supplies. Here’s a list of items that you will need:

    Bathtub: A bathtub is the centerpiece of this experience, so make sure you have a clean and comfortable one.

    Milk: Adding milk to your bath is a luxurious way to soften and soothe your skin.

    Fresh Flowers: Choose from roses, lilies, or daisies to add a touch of natural beauty to your bath.

    Floating candles or bubbles: To create a romantic ambiance, you can use floating candles or add bubbles to your bath.

    White sheet or blanket: This will serve as the backdrop for your bath. Drape the sheet or blanket over the edge of the bathtub or place it around the tub for a seamless background.

    By having these props and supplies, you can create a relaxing maternity experience right in the comfort of your own home.

    Timing: Timing is crucial when it comes to natural lighting. The best time for a maternity milk bath photoshoot is during the golden hour, which is an hour before sunset when the light is soft and warm.

    Location: A location with ample natural light and a fitting bathtub is ideal. If you have a vintage or antique bathtub, that will add to the ambiance. If not, I have experience using a large basin or bowl to create a similar effect.

    During the shoot

    1. Lighting: To capture the essence of this photoshoot, natural light is the way to go. I will ensure that the light source is facing the front of the bathtub to avoid shadows and maximize the lighting. If we are shooting indoors, we will take advantage of large windows or skylights to let in as much natural light as possible. I may also use a reflector or softbox to enhance the lighting.
    2. Pose Ideas: I will work with you to explore different poses, such as lying back, sitting up, or floating in the bath. You can play with the milk and flowers, or I may suggest using props like a book or flower crown to add interest to the shots. I will also shoot from different angles, such as from above or the side, to give you a variety of images to choose from.

    Angle and Composition: We will pay attention to the angles and composition of each shot, using the rule of thirds to achieve balance. I may also suggest shooting from a low angle to emphasize your belly and create a dramatic look.

    Aesthetic Elements: To add a touch of magic to your images, I may incorporate aesthetic elements such as a dreamy haze or soft focus effect. I will achieve this look through a shallow depth of field lens or editing software like Photoshop or Lightroom

    Other Considerations:

    Safety: Your comfort and safety are my top priorities. I will make sure the water temperature is suitable and the milk is mixed thoroughly to avoid slipping or sliding. I will be there to guide and support you throughout the photoshoot, ensuring that you have a safe and memorable experience.

    You may wonder if taking a bath is safe for you. It is indeed. Taking baths during pregnancy can be beneficial for soothing aches and pains, as well as reducing stress and promoting relaxation. Just make sure to keep the water at a comfortable temperature, not too hot.

    As mentioned earlier, avoid soaking in water that is too hot, as it can raise your body temperature and put your baby at risk. Saunas, steam baths, and hot tubs are also not recommended during pregnancy.

    To ensure the safety of you and your baby, always test the water temperature before getting into the bath. You can use your forearm or wrist to gauge the temperature or a bath thermometer for more accuracy. Remember, the water should feel comfortable and not burn hot.

    By following these guidelines, you can enjoy the benefits of taking baths during pregnancy, while ensuring the well-being of both you and your baby.

    By following these tips and considerations, I am confident that we can create stunning and memorable images of your maternity journey. I can’t wait to start planning and capturing the beauty of your pregnancy in a milk bath photoshoot.

    Get a free consultation call
    ♡ Mon Soleil Photography specializes providing a full service experience that starts with booking your session through to the beautiful tangible heirloom products being displayed in your home. ♡

    Address: 31 Tippett Road, Toronto, Canada. M3H0C8

    Business Email: minh@monsoleil.ca

    Book a virtual consultation call: HERE

    Located in Toronto, Ontario, serving Mississauga, Oakville, Markham, and GTA. ♡

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