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I am sharing my maternity photoshoot with you today! I did a shoot with Alina Lea from Art of You! Mache was there as well, we took some ‘family shots’ together. I will tell you my experience and show you a lot of the photo’s!
Maybe it’s not that famous yet in Sweden as we think; to have a romantic Maternity Photoshoot. I found Alina Lea online and to me, she is the perfect artist and photographer to have for your maternity photoshoot. She’s is very talented and passioned about her work. She has a lot of ideas and creates more than just pictures, it’s a little lovestory she creates. I had the chance to be her model, together with my husband.
The big day
We started at her house, to dress up in one of her gorgeous dresses. She advices you which dress is good for your body, but you can choose yourself which dress you prefer of course. The dress I had is a ‘pink cloud’. As every mother (and father) dreams about the new baby, we are on this pink cloud. The new dress symbolizes this to me. It’s so fluffy and precious. I felt like a princess barbie doll wearing it. Since the baby isn’t born yet, this was something for us, for me. As a reward for my ‘hard work’ carrying the baby and also to capture the big belly before it’s gone again. We enjoy the little baby kicks and the growth of the bump.
After dressing up, we drove to the first location. This is completely Alina’s idea. She always finds romantic or beautiful places in Stockholm, where you find yourself in a lovestory or fairytale just by being there. We had two different locations in total. On location one, Mache and I were in the pictures together, while on location two, it was more focussed on the bump and I.
Tips and tricks
Some good advices to prepare yourself for the maternity shoot:
1. Eat and relax before and bring some snacks during the shoot (it took us about 3-4 hours)
2. Wear heat packs hidden in the dress, this keeps your body warm while shooting
3. Put a lot of make-up on, make-up always shows less on pictures
4. Feel absolutely comfortable with the photographer, choose someone you trust
5. Don’t go for the cheapest option, you only do this ‘once’, so find yourself a true artist
Är du gravid och vill ha en fin “photoshoot” av dig själv och din mage? Leta inte längre, jag hade en jättebra upplevelse med Alina Lea från Art of You som jag skulle vilja rekommendera. Hon är en erfaren graviditetsfotograf med mycket kunskap och energi. Jag kände mig så trygg när hon tog bilder på oss. Hon hjälpte till med massa tips och råd om hur jag ska förhålla mig till kameran. Boka din gravidfotografering här.
Art of You
Next to maternity shoots, she does bridal shoots, portraits and newborn shoots too! Take a look at her instagram for inspiration and follow her work! Check her website www.alinalea.com too!
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I hope you are as enthusiastic as I am. Let me know what you think of the photo’s and the shoot. Now take a look at them and tell me which one you think is most beautiful…
Did you have a photo shoot when you were pregnant? Or would you like one when you’re pregnant?
Kisses from a pink cloud,