You are pregnant… and you are gorgeous!! (Yes, you are!) It’s my belief that when a woman is pregnant, she’s in her most feminine, “I am woman- hear me roar!” state and it is something worth celebrating! Below are some frequently asked questions about maternity sessions that you might find helpful!
- When do you recommend taking the photos? Every woman carries her baby differently. Some are ready earlier before she gets too uncomfortable or swollen, and some want to be as round as possible for their photos so they can really remember just how large that belly was. My suggestion is somewhere between 32-35 weeks. I’ve photographed moms in their last week .. so really, it is up to you and how you are or anticipate feeling!
- What should I wear? We want to show off your bump!! Form-fitting styles are always appropriate and encouraged. I personally love vintage and classic.. but if you are into bright colors that works too! If you are going for an “out in the country” look, then I’d suggest earth/warm tones.. sundresses, soft and feminine looks. If you are thinking more of an urban/downtown look, then I’d say play it up with some brighter colors and a more sassy, dressed up look! Anyone being photographed with you should simply coordinate. No “matchy-matchy” please.. just similar or complimentary tones will do. Avoid wearing white if possible, it washes most people out and steals focus in the photo.
- What about hair, make up, jewelry and accessories? My answer is YES! A little extra make-up is always great for photos, and having your hair professionally done will certainly add to your look and feel for the session. Many just prefer to do it all themselves and that works as well. Just be sure to wear a little extra lip gloss or lip stick! If you need suggestions for a professional stylist or make up artist in your area, please let me know and I’d be happy to give you a referral! Fun jewelry, hair accessories, and scarves all work great if they compliment your outfit. I love layers and textures, and these items all add dimension to your look!
- Feel free to bring along a few special items of the babies to incorporate. Baby shoes, clothes, mementos from the nursery, family heirlooms all add an extra special element to these photos!