Preparing for your Maternity session

The best time for maternity photo shoots is when mom-to-be is between 30-36 weeks (around 7 – 8 months) pregnant. That time is a sweet spot of sorts since your belly will be large enough to take center stage in each photo and you'll still be comfortable to move around and take photos.

 

The photoshoot will be approximately 1 hour long for only one location. If you would like multiple locations, please let us know ahead of time so we can adjust the photo package pricing. You will get approximately 30 high resolution digital photos.

 

Decide what you would like to wear in the photos, placing emphasis on both comfort and accentuating your beautiful baby bump. You will want to look as fabulous on the outside as you are feeling on the inside! To give your self-confidence a boost so that it shines through the photos, consider getting your hair and make-up done. Maybe even get a manicure and/or pedicure. Pamper yourself! You deserve to feel your best before baby comes! 

Location – If you would like the shoot to take place outdoors or in a location you choose (in your home, for instance) then ask beforehand.

Recommendations on what to wear:

 

  • Choose something that will give you the most flattering silhouette for your maternity photos

  • A dress/top that is tight up top, meaning that it is tight just above the belly

  • A dress or skirt that flares out starting just above the belly. You don’t want it to be tight underneath the belly. You can't go wrong with a flowy skirt that allows lots of movement. Not only does it look flattering, it also gives you something to play with or swish around for the photos

  • Any favorite scarves, accessories, jewelries, etc.

  • Any sentimental items or keepsake (e.g. baby ultrasound image, baby shoes, stuffed toy, etc)

  • Try not to wear black or navy or any other super dark colors. It hides the bump and makes it hard to see. Light neutral colors look best, especially with our editing style (light and airy).

  • You can’t go wrong with solid colors, and dresses with some texture (like maybe some lace or crepe fabrics).  If you do choose a patterned dress, try not to choose a pattern that is too tiny, it can be too busy and really distracting. Medium sized patterns usually look the nicest. 

  • If coordinating outfits with your significant other, children, or other family members, you don't necessarily need to wear only matching shirts. Decide on a color scheme, then everyone can choose what to wear based on it.

  • Little children, as we know, can get restless easily. It is often advised that the photos with them be taken first and that you arrange for someone to be on hand to take care of them while the rest of the session is completed.

Finally, relax and have fun! Let us know if you have any questions. We are very easy going and like making our clients feel as comfortable as possible!