Do you want to book me for your maternity session but feeling a little nervous and have a few questions? Read this blog with some of my top tips and if you have any more questions never hesitate to drop me a message!
WHEN TO COME IN FOR THE SHOOT
For expecting mammas, a good time to do your maternity photos when you are 28 – 36 weeks along. Your belly is full but you are still comfortable to pose. For expecting mamas with twins (or more), come in earlier around 26 – 32 weeks as twins tend to arrive much earlier.
PROFESSIONAL MAKEUP AND HAIR
I highly recommend professional makeup and hair. This will help to make you will feel beautiful and confident at your session. However if it’s not in the budget, your going-out-on-a-hot-date makeup and hair is perfect too.
Trust me, your photographer to direct you in posing so you can look your best. What makes maternity photos different from other portraits is that the images focus on you, your personality, feelings and the bond you have with your much-awaited baby. Many maternity poses such as hands on the belly and eyes looking down express emotions and connection to your belly. Other maternity poses empathize the beautiful curves of your body.
WHAT TO WEAR
Wear whatever you feel comfortable and pretty in. I provide this list to my clients:
Consider the location of your shoot and the advantages/disadvantages of them.
Indoor (e.g. in the home)
Advantage in the home is comfort and connection to familiar surroundings. You don’t have to worry about the weather outside. Disadvantage, you have to clean your house so it will look good in the photos. The lighting may not be optimal. Please check with me if you want this option so I can prepare appropriate equipment.
Advantage is convenience and control. You can shoot anytime regardless of weather.
The natural beauty of a pregnant woman in a beautiful outdoor backdrop is simply breathtaking! The parallel of a mother about to bring to life into the world and Mother Nature is a powerful one. Disadvantages are that the shoot is weather-dependent and shooting hours are limited to the golden hour of sunrise or sunset (when the quality of natural light is at its best).
A great maternity photography session will not just produce stunning and gorgeous images, but also make you feel confident and beautiful. It will mark a beautiful moment in yours and your partners lives! I offer maternity sessions, and package options inclusive of newborn photography once little one has arrived.