Post by mrshall1027 on Mar 1, 2017 10:09:46 GMT -5
Anyone planning on doing either of these?
I am meeting with a photographer tomorrow to discuss a maternity milk bath/boudoir session. FFC - MH loves me pregnant and finds pregnancy very attractive and since this is our last, I want to do something special for him. I'm nervous about it, but I know he'll love the photos (they will be sexy but tasteful and no nudity).
I'm debating on whether I want studio or in home photos for this little one. With my daughter, we did the posed in studio session and I love the way they came out, but I kinda want to do something different since 1) we're finally getting the boy and 2) it's our last.
UO: I think 98% of maternity photo shoots are just weird, awkward, and just not... esp the sexy ones where they are in sexy lingerie just creep me out, esp when they post them all over fb. Sorry! So no, no mat pics over here.
Newborn- maybe. DH thinks they're dumb but I think we might be one and done bc idk if I can go through more PGAL brain after this. So maybe. I know a lot of hospitals offer a photographer that will come so I will look at if our birth center offers something but if not I'll be hard pressed to do much investigating into a not crazy expensive one. But we went with a friend of mine whose a photographer for our wedding mainly bc it was so much cheaper, and I hate 95% of the pics, so I don't want to skimp and get stupid pics but I also hate Pinterest so I'm very torn on whether to bother with them.
FYI most hospitals have this service. With my first I completely forgot about it and the photographer came to our room and asked if we were interested. MH was all about it. Of course all I had with me were yoga pants, but I did it.
The photographer was nice and only did a few with me in them. This time I will go to the hospital prepared. I just cannot be bothered to make plans after leaving the hospital.
I'm also not the biggest fan of maternity photos TBH. I have seen some that are gorgeous, but I just don't think it's for me.
We did the hospital-offered newborn pictures and they were ok. I'll most likely do that again this time around. When DS turned 1 we did a family session with a local photographer and I would like to do that again with this one.
Post by mrshall1027 on Mar 1, 2017 12:09:04 GMT -5
I do think some maternity photos can be really cheesy and awkward! I like more of a family style, which is what we did with my daughter. I loved the way the photos came out and it made me feel pretty when I felt like a total blob. I'd never do bare belly poses, those are just weird IMO.
The boudoir photos are for MH's eyes only and I will not be sharing them on fb.
I haven't heard of any hospitals in our area offering a photographer while you are in there. I know of photographers that offer to come take pictures while you're there, but you have to book it on your own. I'd like to have these done too. I tried taking pictures and having my husband take pictures while we were in the hospital last time, and it just didn't work. We were both exhausted from laboring almost 24 hours and going through a c section. I could also barely get out of bed and too much family and friends were visiting to even think about photos.
If you can't tell, I love photos! The thing is that I'm terrible at remembering to take them so I try to take advantage of getting professional photos when the time calls for it.
Post by cravingchocolate05 on Mar 1, 2017 14:48:08 GMT -5
No maternity photos for me, unless I have dh take some. For DS, we hired someone, and really disliked the photos she took. The poses were very gimmicky. At the same park, dh took some photos of me, and I love those, so that's the most Id do.
I LOVE the newborn photos we got for DS. A photographer came around, like others had said, a day after he was born. I almost didn't do it BC I looked and felt like crap, but I'm so glad we did BC we got a few adorable ones of him in a basket. Definitely planning to do that again. The photographer didn't care I looked super gross.
Around me they are super expensive and just not in our budget. I might try and swing it for newborn/family pictures, but I am leaning towards waiting until they can sit/smile and then pay a quarter of the price to get family photos.
I did not do them with DD. I did do them with DS (both maternity and newborn), I will most certainly do them again. I completely trust my photographer and she made them beautiful. I did an in studio session with DS. I did do some nude ones, like for private, and she did them very tastefully- like Demi Moore Vanity Fair style. I think I am going to do beach ones this time around, not nude. I am so glad that I did all the pictures. With DS we did newborn and then 3, 6, 9, 12 months. Worth every penny.
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