Jennifer Valencia - Phoenix, Arizona , Jan 21, 2006; 01:40 p.m.
hi Elaine, In my experience, here are a few things to watch out for or do.
If the mom-to-be had a thin model-like physique BEFORE she got pregnant, she'll usually look good in pregnancy poses without much effort.
If the mom-to-be was (like most of us) NOT modelish, you need to be careful not to show fat rolls below the belly, or lumpy belly skin below the pregnant part. You will also need to soften cellulite and stretch marks in PS.
I shot a pregnant mom who was lovely but not reed-thin before her pregnancy. She wore stretchy black pants and a white man's shirt. During the pregnancy shots, we pulled the band of the black stretch pants down to expose her belly. I asked her to adjust the band up/down until it hit just the right spot. Too high, and it looked silly; too low, and additional belly-fat was exposed. It looked "right" when you could see firm, rounded tummy area, but not the "jiggly" stuff below it.
Some shots that I like include her:
Her standing in partial profile to me, with her shirt unbuttoned below the bust and pulled back on each side to show her tummy; her husband kneeling on the floor, holding her belly on each side with a hand, and smiling up at her as she smiles down.
Same as above but with her hubby resting his face on her belly
I'd show pictures, but the family asked me not to publish them and I want to respect that.
Good luck! If I find a nice site with great shots I will post it here.