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Old Feb 3rd, 2011, 23:18 PM   1
Kammmmay
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overweight maternity pictures?


is anyone that is overweight pre-pregnancy getting maternity photos done? I really wanted to, but i just feel like a giant bowl of jello. my husband says i look pregnant, but i just feel like i look like i gained a beer belly. I dont want to be disappointed if im spending so much to get photos. What are you ladies doing?



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Old Mar 17th, 2011, 01:01 AM   2
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I'm not going to a studio or anything to have mine done - with my other pregnancies my husband took a few "informal" pics. This time I think I will use a solid colored blanket or sheet as a backdrop and try to take some on our own. And I am sure you look beautiful!!



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Old Mar 17th, 2011, 04:06 AM   3
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I think your pregnancy is definitely something wonderful to be celebrated. You only ever see pics of mums who look like Demi Moore up the duff, you hardly ever see real women. I have friend who is a photographer (in NZ so probably of little use to you) but she does amazing preggo pics without having to have that 'perfect silhouette'. She did a lovely shot for a friend who was curvy with the scabble letters b, a, b, y on the tummy and a pair of booties etc. Was gorgeous. Show if off girl xx



 
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Old Mar 17th, 2011, 04:07 AM   4
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that was scrabble letters.



 
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Old Mar 17th, 2011, 05:10 AM   5
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I dont think it matters whether someone is pluz size, slim or stick thin.... These photos will be personal to you and your husband. You will look back at them and be like "aww i was pregnant here..."
Dont feel you will be wasting your money just because you are not a perfect slim pregnant celebrity!
All pregnant women are beautiful x



 
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Old Mar 17th, 2011, 05:25 AM   6
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Hi! I just wanted to say that I am planning on taking pictures. I'm actually studying photography now (as a hobby) but I hope to turn it into a professional occupation at some point. I was a US size 14 - 16 pre-pregnancy (and recently I've kind of BALLOONED out) but I'm hoping to use my tripod and take some of my own pregnancy pics

Here's a website that has some "tips" for taking maternity pics... maybe looking through them you might get some ideas for what you want (instead of just taking the photographer's opinion on it)

http://www.digital-photography-schoo...aternity-shots

Also, if you're worried about taking the most flattering shots (like I'm hoping to do!) you can think about using props (for example, outside, leaning against a tree and just letting the 'parts' you want to see stick out i.e. bump!) I'm playing around with these ideas myself, and am hoping to test them out when the weather is nicer and some trees/flowers are in bloom!

But as another poster said, the pics are for YOU and your hubby (and kids in the future, if you want to share them). So if you want to have the pics taken, then do it for yourself!

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Old Mar 17th, 2011, 05:29 AM   7
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try taking some yourself or get hubby to do them band see how you feel then, then decide if its worth you spending your money, but i personally think it doesnt matter what size you are, its something you keep for the rest of your life and its a memory you have captured that is special to both you guys,

go for it girl.xxx



 
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Old Mar 17th, 2011, 07:56 AM   8
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I'm a professional maternity photographer and can tell you that your size has nothing to do with you getting gorgeous, professional photos

A good photographer. . .not a cheap one from the internet or Craigslist who is 'just getting into the business' and has never really done photography before. . .but a GOOD photographer with a beautiful portfolio, will know how to work with angles and light and props to make you look beautiful. They will help you with outfit suggestions that show off your bump, and minimize the things that make you feel uncomfortable.

A good photographer will make anybody feel comfortable in front of the camera as well - it should be fun, no matter how much you think you hate having your photo taken And when you are having fun, it shows in the photos.

For example, leaning up against a tree, kick one foot up, hands under your belly to show it off. . .makes for a gorgeous and flattering photo. . .and it does not matter what your size is.

I say go for it If you need outfit help, etc. send me a private message.



 
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Old Mar 17th, 2011, 07:57 AM   9
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I am =) But getting them done when I'm about 7 months so that there is a nice defined bump =) I don't think it should matter about weight tbh, It's a nice record to show your children, and a memory for you =) xxx



 
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Old Mar 17th, 2011, 07:58 AM   10
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oh and i'm a size 16-18 UK



 
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