The Ultimate Guide to Pregnancy Announcement Photos- Part One // Ideas + Outfits!
With social media’s impact on today’s society, it can be intimidating to create the right pregnancy announcement photo. What happened to just taking a photo? Now, you have to make sure everyone is matching, the house is clean, and somehow include a plant and gold lettering. Don’t let the stress get you down. Creating a pregnancy announcement should be fun and memorable. In the end, you don’t even need to post it. Do it for yourself, not the world. Who am I kidding, you’re going to post it, and you want it looking perfect. Of course you can hop on Pinterest, and find about a billion different ideas, but an idea is only the first step. Finding the right light, angle and outfit is what makes a pregnancy announcement really stand out. Hi! My name is Brittney Jacox. I’m the photographer for BLANQI, AND I’m currently pregnant! That makes me the perfect person to compile a list of ideas and photography 101 tips to help you make your pregnancy announcement “DA BOMB!” ;)
CREATE AN IDEACan’t think of any? Blame the “pregnancy brain”… it’s a real thing. Here are some ideas to get your creative juices flowing.
GENDER REVEAL IDEASSome mamas like to wait until they know the gender of the child before announcing it. That way you can combine the announcement and gender reveal together, and feel safe knowing that you’re a little further along in your pregnancy before others find out. Here are some other ideas, if you’re revealing the gender with your announcement.
1) Jump on the felt board bandwagon. You can announce the baby in one photo, and show the gender in the next photo, as part of a slide. And, you will just be sooooo cool, because you used a felt letter board.2) Balloons.Yet again. No brainer. Our fun floating friends are iconic for any type of celebration. And, probably the easiest way to announce the gender of your baby. Grab a few blue for a boy, or pink for a girl. Pair it with a creamy neutral background, and your eyes will thank you. 3) Colored body powder just screams, “we are cool parents!” You could stick with just one color, or mix it up with a sign to announce the gender. Either way, it’s a safe bet that the smiles in the photo will be the best part. 4) For my own gender announcement I used a colored smoke bomb. This is a great way to surprise yourself, and create an awesome photo. Have a friend that knows the gender buy the bomb. The more bombs, the more smoke, the more fog-tabulous the photo will be. Mono-toned or neutral backgrounds will make the smoke more noticeable. Really happy husbands always create a winner too :)
FIND THE RIGHT OUTFITWhat you wear should compliment your location.
There's so much that goes into shooting when you're looking for the perfectly styled and curated image to announce your bundle of love! Instead of overwhelming you all in one post, come back next week for the technical side of finding your light, flattering poses and tips and making it all happen! Happy Snapping, Brittney
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