Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Pregnancy Photos: A How To by Heather Hart of A La Mode Photo

Heather Hart’s Top Pregnancy Photo Tips 

LA-based pregnancy photographer, Heather Hart, owner of A LA Mode Photo, is an expert on taking modern, classy pictures of her moms-to-be, while making them feel beautiful and relaxed.  She is always available for a one-on-one shoot if the mom-to-be needs a professional. 
  • Whether indoors or outdoors, pick a natural, tranquil scene as your background
    • Tip:  Heather’s personal favorite is the beach.  Try to find a place with very few people.  Be careful of trash cans and other items in the background that might detract focus from you
  • Wear something that shows off your pregnant belly and will look good in both color and black and white photos
    • Tip:  Heather likes to wrap her pregnant subjects in material to accentuate the belly while the excess fabric flows romantically in the wind.  Visit your local fabric store and pick up 6 yards of chiffon material
  • Change up your poses.  Don’t be afraid to experiment
    • Tip:  Pictures where the mom-to-be is looking down at and holding her stomach always look beautiful
  • Relax
    • Tip:  Ask a friend or loved one to shoot you.  Knowing that someone who already sees you as beautiful is taking the pictures is enough to put your mind at ease
  • Have fun!
    • Tip:  Enjoy the moment.  Heather understands that when looking down at your pregnant self, you feel very wide.  Just remember how stunning you’ll feel looking back at those pictures