Tips to prepare you for your Maternity Shoot!

Preparing for your Maternity Photo Shoot can be a little intimidating…especially if it’s your first child. I’m sure you’ve seen thousands of Maternity images on the internet or if you’re a Pinterestholic, you’ve probably got a board all set up of how you want your shoot to look.

I’ve come up with some tips to get you ready for your photo shoot!

-Get plenty of rest the night before, relax and take it easy.

The last thing a mom wants is to get to her session and feel tired and uncomfortable.

-Bring comfortable walking shoes.

If you plan to wear heels for your shoot, you will want shoes that are comfortable while walking around.

-Make sure Mom and Dads hands are nicely groomed and moisturized. And don’t forget to moisturize that Tummy!

Wearing a nice bracelet always looks nice, the majority of your shots will focus on your hands embracing that beautiful mommy tummy.

-Mom, don’t forget your touch up makeup and mirror.

– If you know it’s going to be a hot day, bring a towel along and water.

-Wear outfits that are flowy, shear, stretchy (on the mommy tummy) and comfortable, keep it simple not a lot of colors or designs.

Remember, you want the attention to be on you and your tummy!

-Bring props.

Maybe a dress or bowtie, shoes or something that reveals the gender, especially if you want to do a gender reveal.

-If your session is taking place near water, inform the photographer what you are/not comfortable doing when it comes to you being in or near the water.

-If you know the gender of your child, make sure to inform your photographer.

-Your photographer will need to know ahead of time what style you are going for…Soft and intimate? Contemporary? Or Classic?

And always make sure Mom and Dad are on the same page, this helps set the mood for the shoot.

I hope this helps your Maternity shoot become a success!

Please feel free to leave a comment and/or some ideas that may have helped you prepare for your shoot!


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