Being pregnant is such a gift. The gift of pregnancy is to be celebrated, catered to, taken extra special care of and most of all captured in a maternity photoshoot. Let’s be honest. Every pregnant woman wants the perfect maternity photoshoot.
While others are “glowing” and all you can think about is spontaneous hunger, how much your back aches and fears of popping early, a photoshoot is the last thing you want to sign up for. But guess what? You will regret not getting a maternity shoot done. The times baby was your bestie and sidekick for literally everything during those magical 8.5 months?
PHOTOSHOOT WITH SIBLINGS
Photographing siblings on a maternity photoshoot is a bit of an art form in itself, and having photographed lots of families with a new addition it’s a situation I’m very comfortable and familiar with. I totally understand how nervous parents can feel about a session like this will go, though. Well, my years of experience mean that I can read your oldest child’s mood as well as your newborn’s, and adapt the format of the portrait session according to their needs – I can work with whatever they like doing.
WHEN TO PLAN THE MATERNITY PHOTO SHOOT
We photographers suggest you plan it for the end of your 7th month or during the 8th month of pregnancy. We are looking to capture the nice round and full shape of your baby bump.
One of the most important ways to ensure you have a great maternity shoot is to make sure you are comfortable during the whole process. You should be comfortable with clothes, scenery, and the photographer.
HOW LONG WILL THE PORTRAIT SESSION LAST?
Most of my sessions are 2-4 hours, and this is especially the case with newborns and siblings – there’s a lot going on! Having a good few hours buys us more windows of opportunities if your newborn doesn’t have the settled morning – but it’s absolutely doable in a shorter 2 hour session, so don’t worry if your budget won’t cover a half-day session.
Some maternity photoshoot wardrobe ideas:
- Maxi Dresses
- Textures like lace, knits, and sheers
- Classic and Simple: something that doesn’t date the year, like trendy patterns.
- Tight or fitted clothing that shows your bump and figure
- Maternity Gowns
- Small belts to accent the baby bump