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  1. Susie_q31

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    Hi Guys,

    This will be my first time posting some photos. Here are a few maternity shots i did for my bbf, Jaime.

    Just looking to get some tips and pointers..what i did good, and what i did wrong.

    Look fwd to hearing what everyone thinks of these.
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    I'm not experienced to give feedback but I think you did a great job and she looks beautiful! I love her belly.
     
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    Thanks Kelly, Shes got such a perfect belly.
     
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    She does! I love her skin in 1, 3, and 4 :). It looks flawless
     
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    No pro here, but they look pretty good to me. I imagine she was pretty happy with them.

    Semi critical points - she looks a little hunched over in #1, turning her shoulder a bit towards the camera as in #4 would have probably hidden that a bit. #4 you cut off her back so the composition seems a bit awkward. Take what you will from that. :)
     
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    Thank you, yeah shes a bit hunched over in #1, i may have another one where its not as bad.
     
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    Completely different photo, but shes not all hunched over.
     
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    Here are my thoughts:

    1) black undies! Always nude undies unless shooting under black. Already mentioned, but her posture isn't very flattering, also watch your draping. Try to have it as even as possible.

    2) not a fan of this setup with the ribbon, but that's personal taste...not the best choice of top (the bra isn't fitting properly and you are better off too small than too big) and personally I always provide my Mat clients skin smoothing. They will thank you!

    3) where are her legs?

    4) beautiful, great light
     
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    Is the fabric in the last one tucked into her underwear? She's not hunched, but her back is rolled. You can prevent that either with shooting angle or the liquify tool....and try not to ever have a pregnant woman standing with a straight leg facing the camera, it's never flattering ;)
     
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    Thanks Tanya, Ill will make sure to use nude undies next time.
    Her bra was a definitely not fiting right.
    She was laying down, i have another shot with her lifting her legs up in the air.
    Nope, Kenny was holding the fabric off behind her.
     
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    I knew where her legs were ;)

    The fabric is not flattering at all... Too bunchy/bulky around the bum and that never brings good things to mind :happysad:
     
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    Yeahh, im not sure how i liked using this fabric, its different, but i wanted try it anyways. Ill know for next time to use something else...what sorta of fabric would you recommend?
     
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    It's not an issue with the fabric...it's a sheer lightweight right?
     
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    #1) My eyes keep going towards her black nail polish. Also, her fingers / hand looks strange. Be really weary of hands/fingers! I really like this shot though. :)

    #2) I've never really known a pregnant woman so I'm not sure... but her skin looks un-even. And again with the black nail polish. Like Tanya said it's personal preference with the tag but if it's there you should be able to read it. :)

    #3) I really like number three, I don't really mind that you can't see her legs. I also maybe would have tried to hide the blanket or whatever it is on the floor to simplify the shot a little more. It looks like she has a ring on in this photo too.. but it's blown out and is making a little piece of her skin poke out and look strange. Also might try to move her hands a little so you can see all of her hands. + Oh and maybe try a different crop so there's not so much space at the top? Horizontal? Just to see how it looks.

    #4) This one is my fav. I really like the lighting. I like how simple the shot is and how it's composed for the most part. On the belly there's a little bit of a ghostly line I might watch out for and I might try and tame some of her fly away hair.

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    (Sorry... I have a thing with fingers/hands haha)
     
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    Yeah, so it's not the fabric :)
     
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    Thanks Kayla!

    If its not the fabric then it must be me??
     
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    Yes. Draping is definitely an art. You are essentially wrapping a woman, who in many cases, is not super confident at this time with their body. Everything you do has to accentuate their new curves and hide their perceived "problem areas". The first drape you posted is better than the second in that regard.
     
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    Susie, you guys might have known this lady... but have you ever had your husband(boyfriend?) there with someone you didn't know / did it make them uncomfortable at all?
     
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    Interesting question since I was handling the lighting and basically being an assistant for this shoot (hehe).

    I guess it would depend on the client. This one, I've known since high school so it obviously wasn't an issue for the most part. In spite of that I would usually wander off when I wasn't needed. It would be perfectly understandable if someone I/we didn't know didn't want a random guy running around tweaking this or whatever.

    Now personally I've found, even when working with people I've never met before the shoot, that generally people (girls) have seemed pretty comfortable and at ease. That being said, I've also only ever done one maternity shoot and it was nothing as revealing as this. Now that I think about it, I've actually never had anything come up where I've had to do more then turn my back. The more I think about it, the more I doubt it would be a huge issue. Of course every person is different but professionalism can go a long way.
     
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    Thanks Tanya. Ill keep this in mind for the next one.
     
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    Kenny answered that perfectly :)
     

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