Posing for Maternity Portraits

  • Instructors:
    Kay Eskridge

    PPA Members:


    When shooting a maternity session, instructor Kay Eskridge says, “You never know what you’ll get!” You can’t prepare for everything, but she’s going to help you learn the poses, lighting and expert techniques to boost your confidence and help you get the best images possible.

    In this class, Kay uses a real family—pregnant mom, dad and toddler—to demonstrate her tips for a variety of different shots. You’ll learn about…

    • Posing the family together (and strategies to capture those sure-selling images)
    • Posing mom alone (and how to showcase her pregnancy without making her look heavy!)
    • Posing mom and dad for lovely, intimate images
    • Adapting your poses for window light
    • Strategies to get younger children to focus and do what you want them to do
    • Keeping everyone (especially mom!) happy and comfortable

    After this video class, you’ll be more ready than ever to capture those super-special, super-emotional maternity moments.

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  • Duration: 0:34:30 Expand video to full screen for best view.

      • Kay Eskridge

        Kay Eskridge


        Combining her passion for photography and her love of people, Kay Eskridge’s studio, Images by Kay & Co. has earned a sterling reputation for high-quality lifestyle portraiture. Kay and her team take great pride in not only the imagery they create but also the high level of customer service they provide. Specializing as a lifestyle portrait artist, Kay’s clientele has come to rely on her to capture images from all of life’s special events, from maternity to newborns, tots to ‘tweens’, High School Seniors to summer family vacations and even intimate images captured through the CelebrateSexy division of her studio. Her focus on relationships, creative approach to portraiture, unique perspective on customer service and clear vision about business has provided her with much success doing something she loves. Kay is a member and Past President of the Arizona Professional Photography Association, she is a PPA Certified Master, Photographic Craftsman and holds numerous awards, including the Arizona Photographer of the Year, Kodak Gallery Elite Awards, Fuji Masterpiece Awards,  Phoenix Portrait Photographer of the Year, Arizona Illustrative Photographer of the Year and the PPA National Award.


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