Every Wednesday is BUMP Day at Pregnancy Awareness Month. We ask for bump updates on our @PregAwareness Twitter and Facebook pages on hump day. Our most common response is from soon-to-be moms who aren’t sure what a bump update is …. or how to take a photo of themselves for an update. Even if you don’t need a picture to post for your update, chronicling your pregnancy for your baby book is just as important.
So, for those of you wondering how you can create your own pregnancy self-portraits, here’s our how-to guide.
1. Be adventurous.
This sample photo shows a gal taking her own photo in front of a mirror. I expect she is a momtog considering the use of her camera here. Still, this photo is nothing short of beautiful and we are sure her child will love looking back at this photograph when they are older.
2. Use your timer.
Google your camera to figure out how to use your camera’s built in timer. Use a chalk board to say what you need to say. To create a photo like this, you can use a timer and some chalk to make an announcement or use it by yourself to create a photo for each weeks record. If you have an older child you can incorporate them into the fun as well.
3. Go out on a limb.
You can have amazing weekly photo sessions with yourself if you are willing to try new things. You don’t have to have a live-in professional photographer to capture each moment. Think about what you want to express, find a photograph that you love that shows that feeling or emotion or milestone and then use your camera, a tripod, stool or dresser to capture the look you are going for.
Most importantly, have fun with your photographs. You don’t have to have 1,000 amazing shots, but imagine how it will feel looking back at them a few years from now. Completely priceless.
We would love to see your pics on Bump day over at www.Facebook.com/PregnancyAwareness and on Twitter www.Twitter.com/PregAwareness
See you there.