Maternity shoot 2: Vintage Boudoir style – sneak peek
For those who have been following the blog for a while (well, since it started a few weeks ago), you know that I’m having three maternity photo shoots done. All three are completely different styles because I want to show you what’s possible when it comes to this area of photography. The first shoot was done by internationally famous fine art photographer Trevor Yerbury. You can see the results from that shoot here.
The second we did in my studio in Vintage Boudoir style. Vintage Boudoir is 1940s and 1950s pin-up photography, based on the work of the great pin-up artists like Gil Elvgren. A couple years ago, my studio started a UK trend in this kind of photography that extended beyond the vintage market and into the mainstream. We now have women coming to us from all over the world to experience what it’s like to be a sexy pin-up. And now we’re going to be offering it for maternity and I was happy to play the guinea pig. I’ll be revealing the results from this shoot on Tuesday next week.
My final maternity shoot will be on Monday with my good friend and amazing Australian photographer, Nikole Ramsay (assuming baby stays in until then!).
I hope you like all the results and can see that being photographed while pregnant can be a fun and liberating. Just yesterday, I had an email from a woman whose pregnancy photos we did at our studio. She said: “It really has been one of the highlights of my pregnancy and the photos were stunning.”
Personally, I’ve felt (mostly) blooming during this pregnancy and I’m so happy that I could capture that in a number of different ways. Even now with 20 days until my due date and despite the fact that I am puffing up a little, I feel radiant. Already, I’ve identified a print from my Vintage Boudoir maternity shoot that’s going to have pride of place in the nursery. My daughter is going to be so embarrassed by her silly parents.
So my advice, if you are pregnant, is to plan on doing a shoot some time after 30 weeks, when your bump is taking on a nice shape. Don’t leave it too late though (which means don’t necessarily wait until your maternity leave). You never know when baby is going to come and, if it’s important to you to capture this time in your life, you don’t want to miss out.
If you are interested in a maternity shoot, please do phone our studio on 0207 042 9777.