Pregnancy Photoshoot – Safety Tips
You know how sometimes we browse for photo inspiration and goes “Eh, I think I can pose like that too!”
And we start to screenshot the photos happily wanting to follow the exact pose and “feel”.
“Is it achievable?” “I really like it and I want to tell the photographer before the shoot to follow the exact style!”
We thought we’ll share with you some of the questions you have in achieving these dancing shots (a popular request by pregnant mummies).
Is it easy?….
It seems like it is something I can do too?…..
Is it safe? …..
Do I have to be a dancer to achieve this? …..
It can always be edited by photoshop right?…..
We will be sharing all the “tried and tested” Q&A session on the entire experience with you thanks to our experienced photographers and our dancer mummies!
Q: I really like this pose for it looks so elegant, is it safe? Do i have to be a dancer to achieve this?
A: Your safety is always our number 1 priority and yes it helps if you are a dancer because it would mean that you have been practising for a period of time. You will also know your body best, how flexible you are and how much you can “push” for the angles you would like to pose and achieve.
This beautiful mummy in the photo has been practising dancing for over a decade and she shared with us that she is really comfortable twisting and have no problem balancing. She wished to include dancing movements and poses in her pregnancy photoshoot because dancing has played a huge part in her life. Our photographer, was the one who was more concern and kept asking if she is doing ok instead!
Q: I am not a dancer and would love to pose like one. Will you be able to help?
A: Our photographers are trained to help ease you into posing comfortably and safely but it is also important for you to understand your body.
For dancing poses it helps if your body is more flexible even if you have no dancing background, for instance you have been practising yoga or pilates, it might help you balance better.
Your body’s center of gravity is constantly changing during pregnancy, you might be less coordinated and may even find it harder to maintain your balance. It is important to share information with your photographer for example you have been practising yoga and pilates and would like to add some poses into the shoot or you have learned chinese dance before and would like to incorporate some of the postures because this will help our professional photographer to better achieve what you want.
This is also why our professional photographers will always discuss with you prior your pregnancy photoshoot session to better understand your likes and preferences.
Q: Can you include some dancing poses with me and my husband because it looks cute and fun? Are you able to help us?
A: You can most definitely show our photographers what you really like and they will be able to advise you based on your movements and flexibility. It would be best to also discuss with your husband at home and try out some of the various dancing poses that you like.
Sometimes what we think in our mind does not necessary translate into our actual posing, so this will allow you both to see if you are able to recreate what you like. It is also important to remember to have fun and enjoy the studio photoshoot session so that when you look back at the photos, it is not only meaningful but in time to come will turn into stories to be shared with your children.
Q: But I really really like that pose and I want to create the same!
A: Our photographers will always prioritise your safety and give their best in helping you create what you like. With that being said, there are many other factors to take into consideration as well.
To manage your expectations, our photographers will discuss with you and try to recreate similar pose based on safety, your body flexibility, how well you can balance, stretch, just to list a few.
Q: Do you provide dancing costumes? Or do I have to bring my own outfits?
A: We do provide a variety of outfits to choose from and you can get some outfit inspiration. You are also welcome to bring your own outfits to make the photoshoot session more personalised and intimate.
Impressive service, exceptional photography. We booked a family/maternity shoot for a weekend morning, but when the day arrived, everything seemed to go wrong: my makeup artist was a no-show and my daughter was sick and very cranky as a result. We nearly wanted to postpone the shoot, but decided not to in the end. Our photographer, Fatilyn, and another of the staff, Melissa, were very patient in handling our fussy child and managing the entire session. Still, I wasn’t too optimistic about the outcome, until I saw the photos, which were sent to us the very next day. They are of great quality and we couldn’t have asked for a better set of photos despite the circumstances that day! – Clarice Ting