Your Maternity Session
Congratulations on your pregnancy! It is a life changing journey full of overwhelming joy and excitement, so it’s only natural to want to capture and preserve these precious moments forever. With my guide for preparing for your maternity photo session, we make sure you get the best shots possible.
The most ideal time for a photo shoot is between 30 and 34 weeks. Your baby bump will have a lovely, full shape by now. Do not worry about your energy levels! Third trimester will bring you that energy you might have missed during the first. So, you will have plenty of it to move around and will be able to enjoy the session. It is also important to note that bloating may become worse around 35 weeks. This can lead to discomfort . If you are already past 35 weeks, DO NOT STRESS! A skilful photographer will work with you to ease your potential concerns and to ensure you look great in every shot.
Consider an intimate indoor session vs outdoor lifestyle session
There are two types of maternity photo shoots. The intimate indoor session or the outdoor lifestyle session. Besides deciding what to wear, this can be the hardest decision to make. Due to the nature of an intimate session, also referred to as maternity boudoir or fine art maternity, they usually are conducted in the comfort of your home or a hotel. Popularity for intimate sessions has increased over the years, especially among first time parents who are looking to record their intimate moments before their big arrival. An outdoor lifestyle session can be taken at a park, beach or at an urban setting.
Wearing a well fitted dress or top is best
While for an outdoor session a well fitted dress / top contours your baby belly and overall curve, the attire for intimate shoots typically is lounge wear, lingerie, or nude. But this is not a must if you do not feel comfortable! When deciding on colours, and this applies to either session you choose, stay with white, beige, grey, navy, and black. On the note of distractions, definitely avoid wearing big logos and funky prints. And if you have concerns with bloating, consider wearing a long dress.
Keep It Simple
You are trying to capture your glow. Nude make-up is the best way to highlight that natural beauty of pregnancy. Keep the red lipstick for that first Friday night out after baby is born. A smooth blowout, or a sleek, simple up-do are perfect ways to continue highlighting that beauty.
Let's get together and chat! I would love to meet you and, together, come up with ideas that compliment you and your baby bump. It will not just be a photo shoot - but a beautiful memory of an amazing experience! Let's get creative!