I could not have done this maternity photo session a year ago let alone 2 months ago. There is so much skill and technical details that go into every photo shoot. The lighting, the posing, the camera settings, my vision and the list goes on. What might look simple is actually extremely difficult in perfecting all the little details.
When my client contacted me in March with some gorgeous photos of Kourtney Kardashian as inspiration for what she wanted for her maternity photos I was excited but also nervous as (blank)! Her inspiration for a maternity session was right up my alley and everything I have wanted to aspire to do. I just haven’t had the clientele yet that as wanted it. Not to mention I would have loved to have done this style of shoot for my own maternity photos.
Ever since my client contacted me I have been studying and working my tail off learning about lighting and posing techniques. I’ve taken a couple of webinars and a ton of reading. Needless to say I am so proud of myself and in awe that I have pulled it off. I have only edited three from this session and I am completely obsessed. This is a ground breaking moment for me as an artist for my style, ability and where I am going in the future.
I hope you love these photos just as me and are inspired to always push yourself. Don’t go stagnate in whatever you do and don’t just do the same things everyone else is doing. What is popular now is because someone else out there made the leap to push the envelope. Are there risks involved? Yes of course. I’ve already received some negative feedback on these images based on people’s opinions. Does it sting a little, well yeah but it is not going to stop me. The only thing that matters to me is that my clients are happy with their product number one and that I am satisfied with what I am doing. It is what makes all this worth it.