The idea of taking photos of your pregnancy may look or sound unwanted at first blush, but a quick look at a quality maternity photography catalogue will remove all your aesthetic doubts. The bright, airy, and illuminating production style of a good maternity photo cannot be replicated in any other time or using any other format.
Oxana Alex Photography celebrates passion for the maternal moment and its remarkable ability to inspire the greatest revolutions in a mother’s heart. Born out of a hope to capture what is ultimately significant and meaningful in a woman’s life in an age of constant flux and digital chaos. Mothers and fathers continue to draw joyous inspiration from witnessing their miraculous child-giving journey unfold.
From a photographer's perspective, the key things we concentrate on when photographing maternity is the light and angles of our pregnant client. In fact, nearly every single one of our clients say they chose us because the way I use natural light to give that gorgeous, soft backlit look. In terms of posing, I usually give gentle direction as to how best to stand to show off baby bumps in a flattering understated way.
In terms of color, it’s really important to choose dresses which are going to tone with the natural landscape and the golden sunset light, if photographing at that time of day. Floral dresses are usually most congenial to the professional lens, and the soft tones of the natural pattern makes the photo pop even more.
Sunset is our favorite time of day for outdoor maternity shoots, with the golden hour giving everything an amazing warm glow - whilst colder weather is ahead of us, the light during the autumn months can be absolutely magical as the sun dips lower in the sky. And the best part of it is that no two sessions are ever the same because the angle of the sun is always changing!