Congratulations because you’re going to be parents…again! And what a better way to celebrate then get the whole family together for a photo session? Having another child affects your kids just as much as it affects you. They are going to be an older sibling, and it is an exciting time for everyone. There are plenty of fun ways to get perfect maternity family photos!
It’s all About the Belly
Whether your kissing, hugging or touching the belly, it is a great way to put focus on the bump. If you want to be a little silly, compare bellies with the dad or the kids. Another great way to have some fun, is having the kid play peek-a-boo behind the belly. It can sometimes be hard to pose with kids, so just let them have fun and you’ll get some great candids.
Include Some Fur Babies Too
We love pets, and we know you love your pets. Make sure the location you’re shooting at allows your furry family members, and bring your pet along for a fun and playful addition to your shoot. Check out The Furriest Detail in a Successful Photo Session to get tips on how to include your pets.
Have Fun With It
Be silly! The best shots are the ones when we forget there’s a camera there. Let your kids do some finger painting on your belly and leave some hand prints on your bump. Have dad give your kid a piggy back ride while stealing a smooch from you. Take some photos in a natural setting like your house/bedroom while the kids are jumping on the bed. Make a sign for your kid to hold that says “I am going to be an older brother/sister”. Bring balloons, blocks to spell out their name or baby shoes as props!
Lastly, when it comes to picking out outfits try to stick with the same color scheme. Whether it is a casual look or your Sunday’s best. Take a look at Best Dressed: What to Wear for Family Photos to get an idea of what works.