Thursday, 14 May 2009

Something a little different

I saw something similar to this image a while ago on TwoPeas, and it's always been at the back of my mind to try something similar when I do a bump to baby session. Of course, getting a bump to photograph has been near impossible - why is it that pregnant women think they're big and fat with their gorgeous bumps and refuse to let me anywhere near them with a camera?

Luckily though, a friend was willing to let me capture her a few weeks before she was due, and then of course once little baby P was born, I did her newborn shots too. This shot is a composite of two images - a nice close up of the bump, with the mum's arms cradling it, and a curled up newborn shot. Getting it into position with the baby in proportion to the bump was quite tricky, but I'm pleased with the result. I've always struggled to relate pregnancy with a baby - part of me still believes my Ob/Gyn was a master magician, who magic'd my babies from thin air! This image kind of lets us imagine that there really is a baby inside there.

The hands forming a heart on the bump is a popular shot, and I like to folow through with the hands forming a heart with the baby's feet.

Thanks for letting me take photos of your precious bundle of pink Becky, it always makes me happy when people like their portraits.