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Sexy maternity photography for the athlete

Posted by on Aug 24, 2010 |

Here’s one good reason for staying fit all the way through your pregnancy: you’ll get super hot, sexy maternity photos to last a lifetime.

Active, fit women already have great figures, but imagine this. Imagine the long, clean lines accentuating the pregnant belly. Imagine beautiful, elegant draping over your streamlined shape. Imagine feeling strong and light, not heavy and awkward. Here’s a list of other tips on how to get great, sexy maternity photos.

Keeping fit before and during pregnancy pays off big when it’s time to capture maternity photos.

Sexy maternity photography for the athlete: a pregnant marathon runner

This marathon runner was 8 and a half months pregnant. Look how beautifully sculpted her arms are. Note the clean line above her hips. She was going to give birth in two weeks and yet she hadn’t begun to slow down.

Even I was impressed.
sexy maternity photography by Koren Reyes

Questions athletes ask about maternity photography

The first question pregnant women ask about a maternity photo shoot is when to do it. I recommend women plan a shoot between six and ten weeks before their due dates. But this will depend on how the pregnancy is coming along.

The scheduling variables
Athletic, expecting moms’ pregnancies can go two ways. Normally, fit women have a lot of elasticity in scheduling a shoot. The more consistently active they’ve been, the longer they can wait to schedule a maternity photo session.

In this case, the timing comes down to how they’re carrying. Athletes don’t gain as much weight as non-athletes, so they tend to pop later in the pregnancy. I generally tell clients to listen to what people are saying about their bellies. People have a funny way of telling you you’re carrying large or small. And they’re usually consistent.

If you’re one of those women who’ve had athletics-related complications, you most assuredly want to schedule earlier.

The age factor
Pregnant women in their forties should consider scheduling on the earlier side. If you’re in this typically higher risk category, you don’t want to run the risk of delivering early and missing a once-in-a-lifetime experience.

To learn more, visit Koren’s high end maternity photography portfolio.