Take pregnancy photos yourself or go to the photographer? The pros and cons.

Shooting during pregnancy - photos of the baby bump

Not every expectant mother wants to go to the photo studio for pregnancy pictures. For many, however, professional photos of their own baby bump can be a beautiful and important experience.

Every pregnant woman wants to capture the special time of pregnancy with beautiful photos of the baby bump. A picture of the big baby bump fits perfectly at the beginning of every family photo album and is a wonderful memory. The only question is: How do you get beautiful photographs during pregnancy? Who does this suit professional shooting for maternity photos and who better to take the photos themselves? We find: It's not that easy to decide and maybe you don't have to decide at all.


Make beautiful pregnancy photography yourself

If you have a knack for selfies, you can document the growth of your belly step by step with photos you have taken yourself. Influencer moms do great photo shoots on Instagram and all over the web. If you try it yourself, you'll find out: it's that simple Photoshoot during pregnancy not at all. A good picture of a pregnant woman takes years of experience.

If the angle isn't right, you'll look weirdly distorted. Getting the baby bump right in the picture also requires a few contortions, which is why the facial expressions take care of themselves. And let's be honest, it's not just the belly that expands for most pregnant women. It is precisely then that one actually wishes for an overall favorable picture.

In addition, your baby should feel comfortable during the shoot. This is exactly what our pregnancy photography is designed for.

Of course, every pregnant woman has to decide for herself whether her partner can set up a better shoot for the pregnancy belly. It's definitely worth a try. The self-taken picture of the baby bump is always suitable for documenting everyday things and the baby’s first excursions in the womb. Maternity photography has many facets.


Factor time, work, money: How much can I invest in the pregnancy photo?

Just snapped a pregnancy picture? Not even close. It is easy for many to imagine. Just press the shutter button and there's the photo. Anyone who has really tried it quickly realizes how much work it takes to take good photos yourself - and for various reasons:

  • Technical knowledge: In order to take quality pictures, one needs a certain understanding of photography, lighting and composition. Anyone who has to start researching and trying out how to use the camera can easily spend hours googling.
  • Equipment: To take good maternity photos, you need a good camera, lenses and possibly some lighting equipment. The cost of this equipment can be very high, and renting it is also expensive.
  • Posing: Maternity photos often require a specific type of posing to highlight the baby bump and present the expectant mother in her best light. It can be difficult to achieve these poses yourself. Through all the trying around, the air is quickly out.
  • Image editing: After the shoot, the images still need to be edited to enhance them and correct any imperfections. This requires time, patience and technical knowledge.
  • Stress: Finally, taking pregnancy photos yourself can also be stressful. It often just takes a long time and can quickly lead to conflicts with your partner or whoever the photographer is.

Maternity photographs are therefore also associated with investments if you put your finger on the shutter button yourself. That has to be clear when making a decision. Having professional pregnancy photographs taken in the photo studio, on the other hand, can even be a great me-time.


The conscious time out: What can professional pregnancy photography do that I can't?

Anyone making an appointment for a professional photo shoot during pregnancy makes, has more of it than a mere documentation of the abdomen. The mother-to-be can consciously take time for herself and her new job. Often everything revolves around the baby and as a mommy-to-be you spend every free thought with the child and everything you have to organize for it even before the birth. A pregnancy photo shoot can show: I am important to myself.

The photographer can ideally create this conscious time-out in the photo studio. The pregnant woman does not have to worry about anything and everything can simply revolve around her. It is of course important that you have chosen the right photographer for the pregnancy photography and that you discuss all your wishes with him in advance.

Read here When is the best time for a baby belly shoot to take place and how it works.

Another key advantage of maternity photo shoots with the photographer is: the partner does not have to be behind the camera, but can also be on top of the picture. The father-to-be can also enjoy the time and use it mentally to deal with his upcoming role. If you already have children, you might simply plan your visit to the photographer as a family trip together, because the siblings can of course also be in the picture.


Don't feel like going to the photo studio: photo shoots for pregnant women can also be done at home or in the countryside

Many photographers also offer their services outside of the studio. If you would rather get out again during the maternity leave, it is a good idea Baby belly photos in the English Garden or another green spot to shoot. Maybe you don't like going out that much anymore or do you feel most comfortable at home? Then a photographic home story for pregnant women is more suitable. The photographer then simply brings all the equipment with him.

Conclusion: In the end you don't have to choose one or the other. Private pregnancy photos and those from the photographer complement each other perfectly. The photographer's light and technology are guaranteed to be right. You don't necessarily have to go to the photo studio for this either. All in all, expectant parents can particularly enjoy the time with a photographer for pregnant women and once again consciously be the center of attention.

Information and prices for a professional photo shoot for pregnant women at Photogenika in Munich.