First Maternity Shoot (CC appreciated)

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First Maternity Shoot (CC appreciated)

Got a chance to practice on my SIL the other day and would love some feedback. I wasn't super happy with them--I had to do a LOT of fooling with them in ACR so that things weren't completely blown and my white balance was off too.
Also, I added a lot of contrast and was wondering if it was TOO much--never used color curves before. Thanks.

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I really like the first image....my definite favorite of the bunch.

Overall, the skin tones just seem off to me...far to much yellow and red. I think there is also too much contrast...In general, contrast does not do flattering things to skin.

#4 you have dappled light on your subject, and no light in her eyes. A hand above the belly would have made the bump stand out better.

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I agree on the skintones, especially on 2. I also see something grey on his nose in 2..? I think 5 probably looks the best for skin tones. Great poses and captures, though! I love the waterfall!