How does a photographer photograph his wife’s maternity photo? This is a question I pondered for quite some time. With several weeks of browsing through google images, various websites, and maternity and motherhood magazines, I could find nothing that didn’t seem cheezy or cliche. I wanted her maternity photo to be something unique, special, classy and creative. So I thought to myself “What is something that hasn’t really been done?”
When I first came up with the concept to photograph my wife holding an umbrella while standing in the rain, as you can imagine, she wasn’t totally on board at first. So I told her to trust me, it’s going to be beautiful. She eventually did, and I think the effort was well worth it. I don’t have a huge production team, but what I do have is a tripod, a hose, and sprinklers! This shot was composed with two fan head sprinklers, fixed to 12 foot light stands. I placed them both, pointing straight in the air, just outside of the shot, at camera left and right. This made for a beautiful curtain of rain across the frame. The entire shot was backlit with two 600 watt heads placed some 30 feet away behind my wife, again both camera left and right. Backlighting water is the secret to making it visible to the camera. My wife is lit with two speedlights at full power and a 36 inch softbox at camera right. And the beautiful backdrop is actually a house in Davie, Florida.
The funny thing is, it was actually raining quite hard that day, which delayed our production about an hour. I’m sure this helped to sell the feeling of rain, perhaps in the grass, the sky, and the reflections in the windows of the house. Needless to say, my wife is very happy with the end result.
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