Concealing and Showing the Bump in Photos 

Two months ago I was in a company photo shoot to be used in several ad campaigns. Using some of my favorites from the shoot, it’s fun to revisit how my growing bump was handled depending on the context, concealed or allowed to show.

These first two photos were from the first scene I was in. I like all models were instructed to wear solid colors and the set up was that those of us seated were students and behind us were instructors.

My bump was carefully hidden in the position I was given at the table, and also by the computer and tablet. We had a great director for this series and I like the engaged looks on our faces under her direction.

This photo was taken in a meeting set up. I’m in a darker shirt tone, one normally discussed as being slimming. While they are not emphasizing the bump per se, I’m at a 3/4 turn to the camera, so it is more noticeable in this shot than the first two.

This last shot was taken from the last scene I was in where I was playing and interviewer. For this one the director decided to have me emphasize the bump, and it was thus shot sideways.

These photos were great practice for the maternity session that Matt and I had taken today. For our purposes our photographer, Rachel, focussed on the bump and had me stand and recline in ways that emphasized it along with using angles and other tips to really show off the bump. I’m excited to have these to share with the blog soon.

~ Danielle


45 year old mother to our infant son, William, with my husband, Matt. We live in California with our mischievous cat, Inky. I love our local sports teams (Go Giants! Go Sharks!), photography, the beach, WWE, reading and now spending lots of time as a family with one kid and one cat.

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