Hi there! I’m Stephanie Anders, a Miami-based photographer. Today I want to talk about a question I get asked a lot: Should we shoot in the studio or an outdoor location for our maternity photoshoot?
There’s no one-size-fits-all answer to this question because it ultimately depends on the type of shoot you’re looking for. So, let’s weigh the pros and cons of each option to help you make the best decision for your needs.
- Control: In the studio I have complete control over the lighting, temperature, and atmosphere. This allows me to create the perfect setting for your shoot.
- Privacy: Shooting in the studio means we won’t have any interruptions from bystanders or unexpected weather.
- Lack of natural light: While I have the ability to manipulate light in the studio, it can be difficult to achieve the same natural-looking lighting that can be found outdoors.
- Limited space: There may be some limitations on how much movement we can make during the shoot like throwing fabrics.
Here’s a link to see my portfolio of maternity photography in my Miami studio: https://stephanieanders.com/studio-maternity-miami/
- Natural light: Outdoor locations provide beautiful, natural light that can be hard to replicate in a studio.
- Variety: Miami has plenty of gorgeous locations to choose from. Whether it’s the beach, parks, or city streets, and they all provide unique backdrops.
- Space: There’s no limitations on space. We can move around and try different poses and angles to get the perfect shot.
- Weather: While we can plan around the weather, there’s always a chance of unexpected rain or wind.
- Distractions: Shooting outdoors can come with its own set of distractions like crowds, noise, and unexpected events.
Here’s a link to see my maternity photography portfolio at outdoor locations in Miami: https://stephanieanders.com/maternity/
Should we shoot in the studio or an outdoor location for our maternity photoshoot?
Ultimately, the decision between a studio and an outdoor location will depend on your personal preferences, the type of shoot you’re looking for, and the time of day. Regardless of which option you choose, I’ll work with you to create stunning photos that capture you and your beautiful bump.
If you’d like to read some reviews about people’s experiences with me, please click this link to read some google reviews: https://g.page/r/CdvGOd04oQEGEB0/review
I’m including below photos from a recent maternity photoshoot at the beach. This is their second child so we turned this into a maternity/family photoshoot and kept it candid and natural.