Photo Credit: Pink
Pink’s latest belly bump photo is gorgeous and one she clearly loves, too: a self-portrait snapped at home. The pregnant rocker recently tweeted that the paparazzi weren’t showing off her belly in an artistic way (do they ever?!), so she took a camera into her own hands.
If your personal paparazzi aren’t getting the job done either, follow this advice from celebrity maternity photographer Linnea Lenkus, who has snapped pregnancy pics of celebs like Brooke Burke. (And Pink, if you're reading, Lenkus says she'd love to photograph you, too!)
To take a gorgeous pregnancy picture on your own:
Get at least 5 feet away from the camera. Arm’s length is too close.
Look pregnant. Around 30 weeks is the perfect time to take some pregnancy shots. Your belly will be nice and full (and "pregnant" looking) but you won't be SO pregnant that you'll be uncomfortable.
Time it right. If you can adjust your camera’s self-timer, change it to the longest possible setting so you can get in place without rushing.
Keep the focus on you. That means keeping the background simple; make sure it isn't cluttered with items that don't have meaning for your pregnancy. A white sheet taped to your wall is a great seamless background.
Turn off the flash. Camera flashes can be harsh and unforgiving. Beautiful window light from the side or from behind is more flattering.
Be patient. It’s tough to get a self-portrait that's pretty and in focus! You'll probably need several tries to get it right.
Wear tight clothes. If you're going to be wearing clothes (nude pic are goregous, too!) forget maternity wear and instead wear tight-fitting clothes that highlight your form.
Did you photograph your pregnant belly? Chime in below!