Motherhood Photoshoots

3 Creative Ideas For Your Motherhood Photoshoots

3 Creative Ideas For Your Motherhood Photoshoots with Donatella Nicolini

If you’re a photographer and you’ve ever worked with babies, you know how challenging it can be! As a portrait photographer specialized in maternity portraits, my clients often desire another photoshoot after the pregnancy session to have beautiful portraits with their precious baby.

Personally, I’m not a huge fan of newborn photography, so I chose instead to focus on Motherhood Photoshoots and babies between the ages of 7 and 12 months.

This is an interesting time to portray babies as they start to reveal more of their permanent face features and future personality.

This is the time when babies start to gift us with the most beautiful smiles and the funniest facial expressions.

I always include some classic shots in the session and then I save some time for something more fun and creative, while remaining along the lines of a timeless and elegant style.

I begin to prepare for the creative shots a few weeks in advance, gathering ideas and creating a moodboard that I share with my assistant and makeup artist, so that we are all on the same page and up to date when the day of the photoshoot comes.

I also ask my clients during the pre-shooting consultation if they have ideas they want to share with me. If they find anything they like, they will send me photos for reference and I will start to create something from there.

It’s not rare that I find myself needing to go shopping for props, flowers, clothes or other elements to bring to life a specific idea I have in mind, and this is why I recommend starting to prepare in advance.

Finding the right kind of dress, the right type of flower, the right color of backdrops, etc. is not always easy and fast. Trying to find everything last minute will cause you a lot of stress and possibly a great deal of disappointment too.

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