Monthly Archives: June 2013

Maternity Photography as a Celebration

Celebrating the coming of a new baby in the family can be done in many different ways and one of these is through maternity photography. Having a new baby in the family is an event that should be celebrated since not all people are blessed with a baby. As mentioned, there are various ways to welcome a new born but starting the celebration with pregnancy photography is something very unique.

One way of celebrating pregnancy through maternity photoshoot is to invite the whole family and take a family portrait. Pregnancy photography usually involves a solo shot of the soon-to-be mother as the subject while highlighting her bump. Although this could also symbolize the celebration, it is more enjoyable to see the whole family celebrating with the future mom. The whole drama of the shot will depend on the various poses of every member of the family. However, the highlight of the photo still centers to the mother-to-be and her little one.

Aside from inviting the whole family in the set, another way of capturing this beautiful moment is by centering the story to the future mother and father. A peaceful photo of the expecting mother and her hubby with the baby inside the tummy is a very emotional yet captivating photo to look at. To symbolize the celebration, there are different ways on how this setup can be shot. One option is where the upcoming parents show their joy by holding the bump and look at each other while smiling. This pose can be a little dramatic but the overall feel of the photo can show how the couple celebrates the coming of their baby. Another option is where both parents look at the bump to show their excitement and eagerness to meet the new bundle of joy.

Celebrating pregnancy should not stop with how the photo is taken. Placing the photograph in an ordinary photo frame is just plain. To represent the celebration through these photos, choosing the right frame is also a crucial step since the latter should match with the photo’s theme. If it is a family portrait with full of colors, the frame should look something fun to complement the colors of the picture. On the other hand, if the photo has more lighting drama or is taken black and white, the look of the frame should be something more serious.

There are more other ways to celebrate pregnancy through this photography. One should just have the passion to perfectly execute all details of the maternity photography.

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Project Give

One may wonder what “Project Give” is all about. “Project Give” is started by Rae, who wanted to pay it forward after being blessed with tons of kindness her family received while taking care of her child with special needs, especially from the staff of KK Hospital. I had the privilege to know Rae last year, and volunteered my photography services after being inspired by her.

During a charity event photo shoot with Yong How (my colleague from TOP Photography who is also the founder of ‘3 Little Pic’), we met up with Rae who came up with the idea of having photos taken for families with children of special needs. We loved the idea and after much planning, we had the chance to do so for 3 families early this year.

Sad to say, one of the child passed away last week. Our only comfort is that we helped preserve some fond memories of him for his family to remember him by. We offer our deepest condolences to the family.

The experience has got us to slow down our pace and look at what is the meaning to life. Life is unpredictable, treasure your loved ones, treasure your good fortune and health, not forgetting those who are in need and could use a helping hand.

To know more about Project Give, please visit If you would like to contribute your services, do feel free to email

Below are some images to share. Photos taken by Darren and Yong How

Darren (123 Photography)

Posted in Family Photography