Congratulations, Mama! Whether this is your first or fifth child, having a baby is a beautiful moment in your life, and I’m here to help guide you through your Maternity Photo session from start to finish so you can relax and enjoy this time with confidence.
Below I’ll break down everything you need to know in order to prep for a Maternity Photo Session with me so you can rest assured that your precious memories will be captured just right. We’ll cover when to schedule your session, what to wear, what to bring, how long a Maternity Photo session takes, and more.
When Should I Schedule My Maternity Photo Session?
Your Maternity Photos will take place between weeks 30-35 of your pregnancy, so it’s best to schedule your session around 20 - 25 weeks to ensure you get the scheduled date and time you’re hoping for. You’re welcome to schedule your session after 25 weeks, however my availability fills up fast, so you may not get the specific date you’re hoping for.
Scheduling is easy! Simply fill out this form and you’ll be contacted for additional details about your desired location, aesthetic, and timing for your Maternity Photos.
What Should I Wear to My Maternity Photo Session?
The options are endless! Some of my clients choose a more casual/cozy look, while others opt for a full-glam or romantic look.
If You’d Prefer to Wear a Gown: You can either bring your own to wear or you can take advantage of my extensive client closet of Maternity gowns. This service is included in the cost of your booking and I’ll be there to help walk you through choosing the perfect gown for you. If you'd prefer to get your gown elsewhere, Mama Bump Rentals is a great resource for expecting mothers as well!
If You’d Prefer to Bring Your Own Outfit(s): I typically recommend choosing a look with little-to-no pattern so that it doesn’t distract from your beautiful face and figure, as well as the backdrop. Consider choosing an outfit that emphasizes your baby bump or is easy to hold against your bump so we can easily capture it.
Are You Including Other Family Members in Your Photoshoot?: If so, I’d recommend coordinating the colors of their outfits with your own to give your photos the most cohesive look. For example, if you plan to wear a white gown, I would recommend having your family members wear white or other neutrals so they don’t stand out too much and clash with your outfit.
Feeling Stuck?: Don’t worry. I am here to hold your hand through this process so you can be confident on your photoshoot day and so that you love the final product!
Do You Offer Hair and Makeup Services for Maternity Sessions?
While I can help you with your hair and makeup, I recommend having your hair and makeup done with someone who specializes in enhancing your natural beauty through those art forms. I have some wonderful resources to help you with your hair and makeup for your maternity photoshoot! Simply let me know if you're looking to have your hair and makeup professionally done and I will send you a list of my preferred vendors when you book your session.