I loved creating the photo grid showing my pregnancy progress every week. It was so fun at 36 weeks to look back at the tiny bump I was cradling in my 16 week picture. I remember thinking that maternity shirt was huge when I put it on for the first photo!
I was lucky to have Will willing to be my photographer – and I think he enjoyed taking all the out-takes you see in this post.
We’re I starting all over, here are things I should have considered a little further:
Selection of outfit.
Yeah, I wore a grey shirt on a grey wall. In hindsight, not the best choice. Additionally, the shirt had skinny stripes on it which sometimes made it hard to size the photo in my editing software as things would warp and get blurry. Admittedly, my photo editing skills are just scraping the “mediocre” level, but a solid shirt would have been an easier choice.
That said, I’m glad I kept my outfit simple. Were I to do this again, I’d wear a solid-colored shirt and jeans.
Selection of location.
Ok, the grey wall wasn’t genius but once I’d started, I needed to finish the project on a similarly-colored wall. As we moved stuff around to make room in the nursery, a bookcase was relocated to my original photo spot. There was another grey wall in the bedroom so all was good, but this is something to consider if you have a specific location in your home and no back-ups!
Technically, I “graduated” from one week to the next every Thursday. The photos in my grid were not at all (or even mostly) taken on Thursdays. Trying to be that exact would make the project more stressful than fun. I just aimed to take the picture at some point during that week when 1) it was sunny and 2) I was recently showered.
After daylight savings ended, photo sessions moved to the weekends so we could capture some natural lighting. I had to take a few pictures closer to dusk (and did my best to adjust them in my photo editing software), but natural light was better.
Overall, I’m still madly in love with the final product (both the baby and the grid!).