More Maternity - pic heavy

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More Maternity - pic heavy

I'm up to my eyeballs with photos from this maternity session. I have a lot to learn about maternity, but hopefully this "fresh faces" session has resulted in some decent images to add to my portfolio.

Don't feel like you have to comment on everything, but would love to hear some thoughts.

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2. Is this too revealing for the website?

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Belly Shots galore

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6. Again...too much for my website?

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8. And just for fun..her kitty. She had the cutest little kitty. Hard to photograph, but cute!

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I have to get to bed, so will come back to reply tomorrow. I just wanted to give a quick reply to say that I am LOVING this set!!!! You have some amazing images here! I'll give more detailed thoughts on them tomorrow. Smile

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I am completely in love with these.

# 4 is just stunning!! I keep scrolling up to have another look!

# 2 is beautiful and definitely not too much for a website.

# 6 is nice and not too much for the site either but I just wish her knickers were following the belly line as its a tad distracting

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lovely Smile these are great!

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Beautiful work! I love the "sexy mom-to-be" style shots and think a lot of women might be interested in doing a session.

It's hard to choose, but I believe #1 and #2 are my favorites. I prefer #6 to #7 because of how her breasts lay naturally. #4 is nice and dramatic, too. I love the fall of the white drape against the dark background.

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She is one gorgeous mama!

1. This is my fav out of all! She looks great, her eyes are perfect, and I LOVE that couch!

2. she is hot! I don't think it's too revealing b/c I am sure there are a lot of mom's out there that would love a photo like this! Around here, not so much. If it's what you are going for, then go for it!

3. LOVE!

4. What an awesome photo. Seriously, LOVE the pp! I wish I looked like that!

5. my least fav of the bunch. Just not as great as the others, still great though!

6 & 7- I perfer 6 b/c of her top half. I just think it looks better than them being cupped.

Her cat is gorgeous too!

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Beautiful, really beautiful. I love the PP in #4....I just wish in #4 she had both hands up near her neck instead of one around her breast, with both arms hiding her breasts instead of her hand hiding it. For the same reason, I too prefer #6 over #7 just because I'm not a fan of the hands cupping the breasts. lol.

That is such a great couch. And the curtain/fabric behind #5 looks beautiful with her lace gown. Was this at her house?

My favorite is #1.

The cat's eyes are amazing in the cat pic---did you do a color pop?

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Thanks so much for the feedback so far you guys!

Yes, this was her house. I had all my backdrops and some lovely fabric that I brought and didn't need to use at all. Funny thing is that the colors in her house were the same colors of the fabrics that I brought. I was thrilled that I didn't need to start hanging fabrics.

It can be hard to get a sense from people over the phone what their style and preference is...but it was funny because as soon as I entered the house I knew exactly what direction these photos were going to go. There was not going to be any "sweet casual" stuff going on in that house. LOL!

Yes, I did pop the kitty's eyes a bit. They were nice and blue though. Funniest thing is how his eyes both rolled out to the sides...sort of the opposite of cross eyed. Very funny.

Caz...I hear you about the underwear in #6...such a bummer! Wish I'd noticed it when I was shooting, but I still love the image.

The lace gown is sort of funny. I was running around the house trying to find appropriate maternity clothing of mine from my pregnant days. I came across this nightown in my hunt. It's actually the nightgown from my wedding night! It has a big slit that starts at the bustline. I figured....if it fits her in the bust, the slit will allow for the belly. It just barely fit her....we went with it. I've cloned out the slit in image #5.

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Love it!!! Did she have any stretch marks at all?

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I see some on her breasts in #7 LOL Smile I noticed because I had lots of them there too haha TMI.

I love the crispness of photo #6! and the dreamy texture of #7!

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That is so funny that she is wearing you wedding night gown! It worked out perfectly! I don't think these are too much for your website at all. She must be so thrilled! My favorite full body is #3 because I like the kind expression on her face.. and for belly shot #6. I also wanted to say that it looks to me like her panties are meant to be low rise like that... I think they look nice that way... much better than if they were pulled up to go with the angle of her belly. JMO, probably because that's how I wear mine Smile In #7 is that nipple showing between her left fingers?

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No stretch marks on her belly..but she did have a linea nigra that she asked me to remove. I've actually got two versions of most of the belly pics..ones with the line and ones without. Haven't decided which to use for the site yet. I'm thinking some with and some without.

Yes, that probably is nipple. There was actually a lot of nipple showing in #6 that I had to creatively remove with a combo of paintbrush on luminocity and hue, heal, clone, and liquify.

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Beautiful work! I wouldn't think any are too racey for your website. I've seen a lot of this type of maternity on other professional sites. Just as long as she's ok with it, I think it's beautifully tasteful.

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I LOVE # 1, 2, 6 and 8. I really love them all but those are my faves! That couch is just perfect for shoots. I know you said you were at her house but are you using studio lighting? That is not just natural light right? Just wondering cause those shots look amazing!
Also, the blue backround is that seamless paper? Just wondering if you know a good company to buy seamless paper from?

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They look great Amber! On the full length one I think I see a bit of a halo around her (could be my eyes/monitor though its been a long day so far)

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Taking a break from my editing to reply here. Smile

I am loving the lighting, and you really have outstanding captures in this set.

1. I love this, I think it's an AMAZING shot!!!!! I can't find anything I don't like about it.

2. I don't think it's too revealing ... but I'd ask her if she thinks it is, since it is her body. Love the sexiness here!

3. The darkness of her left hand bothers me - is it dark or is there a color cast? She just doesn't look comfortable to me.

4. This is awesome!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I love the pure beauty here.

5. I'm loving the angle

6. You have so many great photos in this set that I probably wouldn't include it on the website (if it was up to me). And I'm with cazz on the panties.

7. Love the belly here ... but the boobs aren't doing it for me

8. that's one awesome kitty! The eyes do seem extreme, but at the same time, it's cool.

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The lighting was 100% natural window light.

Blue is seamless...purchased at B&H

Thanks for the note on the hand. I'll try to fix it.

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Wow, that is one hot mama to be! Gorgeous set. I wouldn't think they were too much for your site, they are beautiful.

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"AmberBella" wrote:

The lighting was 100% natural window light.

Blue is seamless...purchased at B&H

Thanks for the note on the hand. I'll try to fix it.

THAT IS ALL NATURAL LIGHT! Wow, you must be a genius with the camera!