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Did you get bump photographs?

(13 Posts)
chickenfactory Mon 25-Mar-13 17:49:34

Just that really. Were they any good? How much did you pay? Was is worth it? How far gone were you? What did you do with them (prints/digital copy/album?)

riskit4abiskit Mon 25-Mar-13 18:45:18

my friends did - I won't because I am chubby to start off with and have no desire for anyone to see my big belly, baby or no!

also I don't like being photographed all that much generally.

I think they cost quite a bit tho - especially as it catches on. I think one friend might have bought a package type thing whereby you get included photos as bump, newborn, christening etc?

they are on the wall of my friends houses - both in the hallway.

if you want it, go for it, better than regretting not having it done later

abbyfromoz Mon 25-Mar-13 18:49:03

No and i'm really sad i didn't but DH said they were tacky hmm
But i did do a belly cast grin will do next time- but that's the beauty of hindsight! Will also join an nct next time (if i'm allowed!)

Blanketsandpillows Mon 25-Mar-13 19:51:39

I won't be doing it. I guess they might be nice to look back on but they are not my style at all.

ladymia Mon 25-Mar-13 19:53:24

No they make me cringe personally!

Beatrixpotty Mon 25-Mar-13 20:09:03

I did the 1st & 2nd times,just had no.3 and didn't bother again.One of mine was a shoot bought as a present from lastminute.com,but I know it was only about £20 including 1 photo.But really you only need 1 anyway.They were very professional and did what I wanted which was a black& white silhouette,very tasteful and miles away from theDemi Moore style bump photos!

Beatrixpotty Mon 25-Mar-13 20:11:16

And to answer your question,done at 35 weeks on mat leave and on our bedroom wall so not visible to all visitors!

timeforgin Mon 25-Mar-13 20:35:08

I had one done, at about 36 weeks. It was pretty expensive, because I used our amazing wedding photographer. She is seriously good. The pic is stunning. At the moment haven't done anything with it other than put it as a screen saver on our house laptop but plan is to have it as a framed print in our bedroom or en-suite. I will get another one done for #2 all bring well (currently 16 weeks).

I normally think they're awful but I wanted a proper picture of my bump to remember it, and lest I was only preggers the once. I love it - the pose is lovely and she is a seriously good photographer.

weeblueberry Mon 25-Mar-13 23:23:07

I'm assuming these are 'naked' style bump pics? If so, no. Lol. DP is a photographer and would do it if I asked but given that my bump is oddly shaped, has a smattering of hair and has weird stretch mark type things that aren't stretch marks hmm, no wink

I've had some lovely clothed ones done though smile

Teaandflapjacks Tue 26-Mar-13 01:53:03

I would do whatever the hell you fancy here - so what if some people think they are naff. I won't as I just don't fancy that, however I have been charting the bump myself with my iphone. I did hand my phone to my MIL to show her my new nephew and she got a right eyeful of me in my pants though when she scrolled - shock

StuckOnARollercoaster Tue 26-Mar-13 09:36:14

I'm quite body conscious so don't like photos at any time - so the original plan was not to have any, even snapped by BF!
But then I had an about turn and decided that I would regret no record of having had my bump (especially at this stage 29 weeks before getting really huge!)
I have really struggled to find a pose that doesn't seem contrived - the naked ones cradling the bump are just so not me and make me inwardly cringe. Ended up with a vaguely natural pose, fully clothed and sat on the sofa taken by BF - but would love some other ideas if folks want to share? (Searched google images for pregnant women but there was very little other than that classic 'cradling the bump' shot)
Unfortunately I don't want to spend the money on a professional photographer as there are other priorities on my finances, but I now think that a couple of photos to mark my pregnancy are a nice thing to have...

chickenfactory Wed 27-Mar-13 08:09:15

Thanks everyone. I'll definitely get them done, it just whether to pay studio prices or not. And no not the naked ones!

chickenfactory Wed 27-Mar-13 08:21:52

Stuckon- I might go down the friend route - I asked my photographer friend for some advice (lives abroad so can't do mine :-( ) here's what he replied-

Pics will be black n white or sepia so a clean wall that u can pose against and next to a window. Window light on a cloudy day is like a big soft box so soft shadows. Harsh sunlight is still fine though but just Stronger shadows. Poses are standing or kneeling with Traditional holding bump,love heart with ur hands, look at camera, look at bump, look out window, loving smile,prop on bump like baby shoes or a wee baby duck are really cute. U could get pink and blue post it notes with boy girl baby names. Full length, half length and a close up of just bump and hands is lovely. Photographer at a high angle is flattering also. Turn ur back to window as well. Clothes have to be minimal. Boob tube etc black or white clothing. No jewellery it's distracting. No logos. U just want skin tone and shadows on it to show the egg curve lol Turning back to window silhouettes u so hopefully the bump just stands out.

Hope that helps you get some photos grin as someone said above we only really need one.

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