Bump Photos To Take While Pregnant
How To Document Your Pregnancy
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One of my son’s favorite things to do is to look back at old photos on my phone. He loves to see pictures of me pregnant with him and his sister. He’s at an age where he is engaged with my story telling behind each photo.
During your pregnancy, make it a point to take a lot of photos. With my first pregnancy, I took one photo every week standing in the same spot. I then put together a time-lapse video of my pregnancy progression. It is a fun video to have an to look back on.
With my second pregnancy, I was not a diligent in documenting my growing belly, but I did make an effort to get many photos of my pregnant self (especially when I was full-term).
Each of the photos in this post are of me with my second pregnancy.
If you are taking your own photos, which you can see I was doing in my pictures, take them in natural light. Night time photos never turn out as good as daytime photos.
Use a full-length mirror in order to get your entire pregnancy shape in the photo frame.
As horrible as you may think they are, get at least one bare belly shot when you are at full term. That photo will serve as a reminder to where you were at one point in your life (read: very pregnant with baby ready to make their world debut!)
Lastly, photograph yourself in clothing that shows your shape. If your clothing is too baggy, you will not get the full effect in your photography for how you once looked in a very important stage of your life.
Getting the perfect bump to document your pregnancy isn’t easy, but if you take photos often enough, you are likely to have a few favorites to carry with you throughout your life. Happy pregnancy, momma!