I've been keeping this project to myself for a while, but now that we've announced our pregnancy I couldn't wait to share it any longer!
I have been subtly posting clues to what I've been doing so far on my facebook and instagram pages. Here are some of the pictures:
For those of you that don't know, a rainbow baby is a baby conceived after a loss. Sadly, we lost a pregnancy just before our son's first birthday. I wanted to be able to include that baby within our pregnancy photographs this time around. A lovely way to do this, I thought, would be to have a rainbow theme and dress in all the colours of the rainbow (the ones that don't look horrible on me at least) across the different photoshoots.
I started with red. Finley, our one year old son, didn't really understand what was going on and had no idea where to look. I had to do all the manual camera setups, including focus, without a subject matter! The timer for the photographs seemed to delay and was a bit temperamental and Matthew, my husband, has the shortest attention span of any adult I've ever met. Let's just say we didn't manage a whole family picture that time around.
Despite what seemed like a total nightmare at the time, I think we came away with some lovely images.
I skipped orange - NOT my colour! Actually, I didn't really think yellow was either but the photographs turned out pretty great. Finley thinks that 'baby' means 'belly button' and he loves to show off knowing where things are. So we asked him where mummy's baby was and he reached straight out for my tummy! In the photograph of just me and Finley, Matthew fake sneezed repeatedly next to the tripod, which Finley found hilarious.
We had to wait for Finley to have a nap to get the shot of me and Matthew. Even for a photographer, the curtain shot was a difficult one. I had to manually set the focus on Matthew and then run behind the curtain, hoping neither the curtain, nor Matthew, made a move.
To separate up the photo-shoots, we made an announcement photograph. Finley did not want to stay still for this, so we were all looking in different directions and jumping after him. I loved the photo of Finley giggling while we hung him upside down, but you couldn't see the t-shirt and that was the main point of the picture.
We are looking forward to our next photoshoot which will be green! What do you all think of these photoshoots? Has anyone done anything similar? Any other pregnant mummies with rainbow babies?