July 12th, 2010

Giveaway!!! Maternity Posing Guide by Jacqueline ends 7/18

Whether you’re portfolio building or a professional photographer, I think it’s essential to keep learning from other photographers. This week, we’re teaming up with Jacqueline to give away one of her Maternity Posing Guides. Available as a downloadable file, this guide shows a full maternity session from start to finish. (And P.S. Jacqueline is also super nice!)

You can see how these 26 high resolution 4×6 JPEGs can be easily printed and laminated for easy reference:


  • 26 high resolution 4×6 JPEG posing cards
  • Each image comes with full explanation
  • A card with a list of items to request your client to bring


  1. Post on Facebook about our giveaway with a link! (example: Fabulous Maternity Posing Guide giveaway on www.inspiremebaby.com!)
  2. Tweet about our giveaway with a link! (example: Fabulous Maternity Posing Guide giveaway on www.inspiremebaby.com!)
  3. Blog about our giveaway with a link!
  4. Post on a (photography related) forum about our giveaway with a link!
  5. Become a fan of Jacqueline Photography on Facebook


Spread the giveaway love and come back here and leave a separate comment for each thing you do! Each comment is an entry!


We will choose one winner via Random Number Generator on Sunday, July 18 at 6:00 a.m. PST. Comments are numbered the order they were received.


How did you get started?
It actually started when I was about seven. I got a Polaroid camera for my birthday and I thought I was hot stuff. Later in life, when my oldest son was born, I was amazed at the beauty in his big blue eyes and started shooting him all the time. I also had an amazing best friend who was willing to practice and brainstorm with me (she now owns Stanley Family Photography). We would talk late at night on Yahoo messenger about ideas for shoots and work through technical camera issues. I actually worked a full time job during all of this and after a heavy demand for sessions on my days off, I decided to take the leap and quit my job. I started in my home at first and slowly worked my way into a studio about 3 years ago.

What style do you have?
I like to sometimes mix it up but I love to use a vintage post processing to most of my outdoor sessions along with some indoor. Textures are my favorite thing right now and use them 90% of the time. It lets me be creative with my images. I don’t want to present something plain and boring. As for my newborn images, I try to keep it soft and sweet for the most part.

What made you create posing guides?
I am a member of several forums. It started by me posing my baby images. I would get tons of private messages asking me questions about posing, lighting etc. Several begged me to do online classes or host a baby posing class. I do not feel that I am to that level yet, so I opted to make a posing guide instead. I had no idea how popular it would be and has now led to requests for a few other guides! I just finished my maternity guide and will have a family guide released soon.  It makes me feel good to know that I am helping another aspiring photographer. I wish I had that for myself when I first started!

Newborn Session by Pinkle Toes Photography

Michele Anderson of Pinkle Toes Photography is another photographer whose work I could probably feature all day long. Approached as more of a lifestyle session, this newborn session by Pinkle Toes Photography captures both intimacy between the parents and the sweet little details of a newborn (who was actually 4 weeks old). I especially love the first image here because it’s such a simple image that shows connection between the family and where they seem totally unaware of the camera.

Check out more photographs from Pinkle Toes Photography (but if you’re like me you’ll end up spending hours on her site which has a section specifically for photographers).

From Pinkle Toes Photography: The newborn in this session was a bit older than most “newborns” (I usually like to do newborn sessions at less than 10 days old, but she was 4 weeks old). I have to admit I was a little bit nervous about that because I hadn’t photographed an older newborn in many years. But it turned out to be wonderful and instead of trying all of those foldy, bendy newborn poses (which I’ve honestly been trying to move away from), we went a little bit more lifestyle. I’m actually more drawn to lifestyle photography for newborns anyway and I love capturing the family and their environment as it is with their new baby. It seems to record the memory of those early days so much more powerfully.

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