We chose this old church as the backdrop because of several reasons: Kent is a pastor, it has great contrast, and we figured that the modern influence in the photos would make for some edgy urban maternity shots.
This pose just sort of happened and I love it. It makes her belly look especially pregnant. And I adore the fact that this reminds me of engagement photos which are all about the love :)
The church also had some large bushes so we had a way to switch things up a bit. I think maybe this one had too much white for her shirt - I didn't edit these yet cause I don't have editing software - Is there a way to tone that down and make it a little less blazing?
This pic just makes me laugh. Kent (like most boys) doesn't feel 100% comfortable when in front of the camera. Some silly shots helped loosen things up a bit :) The great part about this shot is that it is definitely more like them - super fun. And speaking of Kent...
I took this one probably ten times before he smiled really big. Little did I know that the smile was due to seeing Brook after she changed. I must say, it doesn't get better than when boys are in love with their pregnant wife. This proud daddy is gonna make a great father.
I was totally guessing on how to get the background to look blurry. I was kinda going for that "look at the couple - and oh yeah - look at her belly".
The light was quickly disappearing when I snapped this one. I hope I look as radiant and as beautiful when I have a little one on the way! And I hope that this pic does her justice - it was one of those 'holding my breath' moments when I thought "please Katie don't screw this up!"
Last but not least - the belly heart. This is one of the only close-up photos I took...because tonight we are going over to take more 'belly' shots. Those probably won't make it on here because they are a bit too intimate to share :)
So what do you think? Any photographers out there? I could use hints, tips, a major overhaul, maybe even a lesson on lighting, composition, or everything!!! I would love some input seeing as how this was my first attempt. I love constructive criticism - it will only make me better in the future. By the time I have kids, I wanna be able to capture them with some decent photos :)