I'm having so much fun layering my portraits with found imagery.
Pregnancy shots are fleshy by nature and can be quite confrontational as a result. Layering these photos with texture, type and symbolism can help take the heat off.
Having your partner at your pregnancy shoot is a great idea, apart from the obvious growing bond between a father and his child there's the visual contrast that works so well too. Including contrasting elements accentuates those features you want to draw attention to. For instance masculine and feminine, rough with the smooth, angular and curvaceous, large and small, physical strength with maternal protection even rough textured skin or tattoos highlight the softness, roundness and fragility of the bump. Having your children in the photo with you can also create a little magic, the promise of something wonderful in the making.
Mother of two