Even though I have owned my photography business for five years, I used to think I wasn’t a “maternity photographer”. As much as I think the pregnant body is beautiful, I wasn’t into long scarves blowing in the wind over half naked pregnant bellies. First friends started asking for maternity photos and then clients, who wanted maternity, birth and newborn photos.
Then I made a happy discovery. I do enjoy taking maternity photos that fit my vision and style. I have turned down clients requesting the “scarf flowing in the wind” type photos. I could take those photos, but they wouldn’t turn out as well as photos that find my perspective as a photographer.As time goes on and I take more pictures of my children, as I work with more clients, I realize my very best photos come when we share a vision. I like to document the beautiful (and sometimes messy) side of life.
Posed photos can be beautiful and timeless, especially when the family is relaxed and having fun.And I love to document the fleeting moments of family. Mom and dad and son, engaged in a book together. In a few weeks a fourth family member will join the family and the dynamic will change. I feel so honored to have been able to capture these images.
What is you favorite type of photography? Are you drawn to posed images? Candid? Somewhere in between?