THE REBEL MAMA’S GUIDE TO MATERNITY PORTRAITS The Rebel Mama One thing you should probably know about me is how absolutely terrible I am with technology. Seriously, it is half a miracle that I managed to create and run this lovely little website of ours – so if you’re wondering how one can accidentally delete a blog post, you’re clearly asking the wrong person, because I have no friggin’ idea! Anyway, a post I wrote with my dear, talented, photographer-pal, Ariane Laezza, about how to execute badass maternity photos has gone rogue – so here is it, once again: everything you need to know to achieve totally gorgeous (and totally non-cheesy) captures. THE REBEL MAMA’S GUIDE TO MATERNITY PORTRAITS “Maternity” and “Shoot” have always been 2 words that, when combined, make me cringe a little… ok fine. They make me cringe a lot. Once you’re of a certain age (say late 20s to late 30s on average), your social media feeds tend to become overrun with these commemorative photographs – most of which look totally staged, are highly yawn-worthy, or are so poorly executed that just looking at them make you feel uncomfortable enough to close your browser and go pour yourself a “let’s just forget we saw that” cocktail. My personal aversion to said photoshoots led me to decide against doing one during my first pregnancy; however, about a year into my son’s life, I started to regret not properly documenting the amazing transformation my body had undergone to bring him into the world… This is an excerpt from the article THE REBEL MAMA’S GUIDE TO MATERNITY PORTRAITS which originally appeared on The Rebel Mama.