Baby Bump photography or mother and bump photography is the topic for this blog. Last October I photographed the wedding of Sarah & James accompanied by their lovely daughter, and just a couple of weeks ago they were blessed with a second daughter, whom I have now met and photographed, these pictures are from the week before she was born, still giving her older sister a lot of curiosity at the time. Sarah approached me a while back about getting some pictures of the newborn, which we have since done, however I suggested that it would be potentially be nice to have some pictures before she was born (below) and after (blog soon) she had arrived.
We literally only spent about 15 minutes on pictures in one doorway at their home, focusing on the baby bump. Keeping it very simple and trying to avoid anything conventionally cheesy. It was great to have the newborns older sister around, to add another dimension to the pictures, and create some truly lasting memories for both Sarah & James as well as for the two girls when they are older. The value of the pictures, although very nice, is not now, but likely to be in 10, 15, 20 years time, when they have all grown up, and potentially in a different looking house. As well as the digital pictures here, I also shot a roll of 35mm film, that the couple can choose to keep, the nice thing about 35mm is that you get 24 or 36 frames in a contact sheet, fairly small frames, but a piece of art work in its own right, almost like a short story of the pictures, and completely true in every sense, no copying or editing, just how it was, unique and real. No 1’s & 0’s. (for those who understand binary)
Anyway without any more tech speak here are a very small selection of what was a very short shoot, Sarah & James got another 20 pictures, these are just a couple of our favourites, for a small reminder, and what will fit in nicely with the newborn pictures I shot at the weekend just passed.