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If you’re pregnant and looking for perfect maternity photos, you might wonder if a studio or outdoor session is the right choice. There are pros and cons to consider before deciding, and here are a few things to keep in mind when planning a maternity photoshoot in Indianapolis with a full service photographer. As an Indianapolis maternity photographer, I always chat with my clients on their preferences to help them decide whether an outdoor or indoor session is right for them!
Pro: Stunning background options
When you’re photographing an outdoor maternity session, nature provides a stunning background for maternity photographs. I love shooting at local parks with fresh flowers and fields that provide my clients with excellent maternity picture background options. Whether you’re looking for something romantic or whimsical, there’s sure to be an outdoor setting that fits your vision for this special time.
I have a selection of stunning outdoor locations already vetted and chosen for you. When you book pregnancy photos with me, we will discuss your vision and style, and from there, I’ll recommend locations that are best suited to your style.
Con: Potential for Bad Weather
Of course, bad weather is always possible when you book an outdoor photoshoot, and you might have to reschedule if it’s raining or too hot on the day of your shoot. That said, most photographers are happy to work around inclement weather and will do their best to ensure you get the photos you want.
Also, it’s best to schedule family maternity photos around 28-34 weeks of pregnancy, which may be the dead cold of winter in Indy! In that case, you may consider a gorgeous studio session instead. My studio is located in Westfield, Indiana, and is cozy and warm year-round, especially if you want to bundle maternity session with newborn photos. Newborn sessions provide timeless images of your new baby.
Consider Time of Year
If you have other young children, you may consider a studio session based on sleep schedules. Outdoor sessions take place around sunset, so depending on the time of year, that may interrupt their nightly routine. However, most toddlers do great with outdoor sessions since something new and exciting happens, but only you know your sweet babies best. There are a few things to consider, but I’ll discuss them with you and recommend the best option based on your circumstances.
Pro: Stunning Outdoor Natural Light
There’s nothing quite like the beauty of natural light, and that’s especially true when it comes to maternity photography. The soft, ethereal quality of sunlight can help to capture the special bond between mother and child. Whether it’s the warm glow of the setting sun or the gentle light of a summer morning, maternity photographers know how to make the most of every precious moment.
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Con: You May get Self-conscious
Pregnancy can be difficult physically and emotionally, so it’s natural that you might not always feel confident in front of the camera. You may get some people around at local parks who will see you during the photoshoot. For complete privacy and focus, you may consider a studio photoshoot instead. The studio may be the right choice if you’re looking for a more intimate maternity photo session or breastfeeding session.
Outdoor Maternity Photography in Indianapolis
Only you can decide whether an outdoor maternity photoshoot in Indianapolis is right for you. An outdoor shoot is worth considering if you’re looking for beautiful, natural lighting and stunning natural backdrops. Just keep in mind that there’s always a chance of bad weather. Remember that I’m here to document your inner beauty and pregnancy journey, no matter the location. I can’t wait to document moments with your growing family.
Trust me—you’ll be glad you went with a professional maternity photographer when you see the stunning final results! It’s best to book your session in your second trimester, so schedule a call with me today to discuss your maternity or newborn session! Also, you may be interested in reading:
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Till next time,