St. Louis Maternity Session | Emily Lucarz Photography

Happy Monday and thanks for joining us! Today we have a lovely St. Louis Maternity Session to share with you thanks to Emily Lucarz Photography. This beautiful mom to be is awaiting a baby girl any day now that will surely be just as gorgeous as her mama. Emily used her Dream in Color and Dream in BW Action sets  for this entire shoot and shares some lighting tips with anyone that might be interested in learning more:

"This shoot was based around using creative light.  We placed her in front of directional light, side lighting, full large windows and minimal lighting. The key to getting the look you want in a photo like this is to spot meter off of what part of your photo you want exposed correctly. Backlighting is beautiful to expose baby bumps. Using flattering angles is also huge with pregnant mamas (not that she needed it). But always remember to shoot down on your subject, do not shoot up.  Think outside the box with your lighting, you dont need a lot of it to create beautiful images, just enough to illuminate your subject!  This shoot was edited entirely with the dream actions set sold {here}.  Stay tuned for a follow up feature of this beautiful mom to be's new baby girl!"


Emily Lucarz is a newborn, child and family photographer in St. Louis, MO.  She also is the creator of the Dream action sets for photoshop and teaches beginner and advanced photography workshops across the country. She has two adorable little boys and two crazy dogs that keep her extremely busy.