Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Maternity Photo Shoot

One of my best friends is pregnant…so naturally, I nominate myself to take their maternity and newborn pictures. I decided to do that for a couple reasons….and no, it’s not due to my stellar photography skills. I wanted to do it because I think it would be a lot of fun, especially when the baby arrives! Second, it’s selfishly a way to force me to improve upon my editing and photography skills. I just recently finished a series of Photoshop classes, so I now know the basics of photo editing and can apply some of those skills.

We started off at their house taking some pictures in front of a plain, white background:

I wanted a picture of her silhouette and without the proper “professional” lighting, we had to get creative. I took this from inside their house, in front of their front door. I think it turned out pretty cool!

Here are a few of my favorites:

The photo shoot ended up being a ton of fun and my friend was very pleased with how the pictures turned out....maybe I have a new calling :)