Maternity photography is a series of photos taken while a woman is in her last trimester of pregnancy. These photos are usually done but not limited to black and white, and involve all or partial nudity. Maternity photographers are usually, but not limited to, women.
When searching for a maternity photographer there are things a woman should look for, a positive attitude about pregnancy and a supportive attitude toward women and children. Nurturing and comfort are important in the maternity photography photo session as many of the women having there photos taken would never think of taking their clothes off in front of a camera. Now at their most vulnerable and in some cases uncomfortable, they choose to make a public commitment to their baby and as a mother in the form of maternity photography.
Some critics of maternity photography say that maternity photography is a trend that baffles them, but even if it is a trend it's still a positive one.
Maternity photography sessions are no m ore expensive than photography sessions of other kinds. Lighting and aperture adjustment is taken into consideration for a softer, gentle approach for creating a touching moment between a mother and her not yet born child. There are always options for the mother's other children to be photographed and it's at the mother's discretion who she wants in the print with her.
A potential maternity photography client would consider all the observations such as contract information, package details including rights to negatives and print turn around time.