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The Photographer's Guide to Posing, 1st Edition by Lindsay Adler

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CHAPER 11

MATERNITY

Maternity portraits are an opportunity for you to create an image that becomes a timeless keepsake for the mother and family. Posing these images not only helps draw attention to your subject’s beautiful baby bump, but also helps your subject look her best. And just because she is pregnant, it doesn’t mean all the other guidelines for posing women go out the window. Adding curve, having negative space or contouring, and slenderizing your subject are still good practices, especially since she will likely have some extra weight she is not used to.

Guidelines for Maternity Portraits

Here are some special considerations that will help you achieve stunning imagery in your maternity session.

3/4 or Profile to Emphasize Bump

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