Safety isn’t just for newborns in the Hello Photography Studio! I’ve spent some time talking about safety procedures I used when positioning newborns during studio newborn sessions. However, navigating maternity photos can be tricky, too. Outdoor maternity photos take planning to ensure that everything is just right for mom’s maximum comfort. Even in the studio, I like to try and make the conditions perfect to ease some of the more uncomfortable aspects of posing for photos. But for this Austin pregnancy photography session, mama wanted something pretty unique — something that required careful safety planning. Read more about her session here!
Meet Thuy, a mama with a plan! Although this was her first time doing maternity photos, it was not her first time having kids. To celebrate her final pregnancy, she came to the Hello Photography studio with some pretty cool ideas in the back of her mind. More on that later.
I love when moms come alone, and it actually happens a lot more than you’d think. To me, it’s just an empowering experience for both of us. We laugh, listen to loud music, and just have a lot of fun.
Don’t get me wrong – having dads help during the sessions is terrific. But mom-only sessions have a completely different vibe. Plus, dads don’t always want to be at a maternity session! But moms do, and that consistent enthusiasm is something I can get behind.
As you can see from these photos, Thuy did some classic maternity photos, like the flying fabric trains behind her maternity gown. She really liked these, but her big ask was one I had to really prep for.
I have all this great fabric in my studio, and I’ve definitely worked out some creative shots using fabric before. Thuy’s ask defied expectations (and gravity)…