Meet Miss D, no not 'the' Miss D from Love Miss D... just a hint but that's me ;) We were introduced by my makeup artist Sophie and at the time I was aware that Miss D was pregnant but only by a few weeks and for this reason she didn't want to show her belly as it wasn't really prominent enough to be seen as a baby belly. It's usually recommended that most baby boudoir photo shoots take place around 34 weeks.
So prep underway I began putting together the mood board of ideas for poses which would disguise the area that Miss D didn't want to show off. On the day of the photo shoot I arrived early and Miss D's mum welcomed me into their home, Miss D herself was out doing some last minute lingerie shopping :)
Bearing in mind from first intro to the day of the shoot itself was less than a month gone by, to my complete surprise when Miss D arrived home she was sporting a now fully prominent baby belly. Prep now out the window it meant I had to think on my feet and fast about the ideas for posing. Baby Boudoir is pretty similar to normal Boudoir shoots except the poses may be slightly different or tweaked accordingly. For example, mum-to-be would be none to impressed with me if I asked her to lie flat on her belly and who would blame her! hmm you get the picture right?.
It's no secret that baby Boudoir is my favourite Boudoir to shoot, all women are beautiful in their own right, but a pregnant woman really does have this added hint of 'blossom'. There's something so unique, special and seriously intimate being asked to capture a woman with child.
So a little sneak peek of the preparation stages, and some seriously beautiful images from the photo shoot to follow.