Maternity sessions are the best way to remember this monumental time in your life. Whether this is your first baby, or you are adding a new member to your family, a maternity session allows you to capture the emotions and love that you are feeling in the final months of your pregnancy. When the sleep deprivation kicks in and you can’t remember the last time that you had a shower, these images in your nursery will be a wonderful way to remember those feelings of love and joy that you felt before you even held your baby.
Things to Think About Before Your Session
Best time to schedule your maternity session is 27-33 weeks. This is when you will have a nice little bump, but before you are too big to move comfortably.
Strongly consider having your hair and makeup done professionally. If you do your own makeup, please make sure that it matches your natural skin tone. Don’t put too much makeup on to cover up a blemish. It is normally easier to correct a blemish in editing than to correct too much makeup :)
Pay close attention to your nails. Many of the photographs will focus on your hands. Consider treating yourself to a manicure and pedicure, or convince your partner to help spruce up your fingers and toes so that they look picture perfect!
Consider how you feel about varying levels of undress in your photographs, and the final look that you want in your pictures. You need to feel comfortable enough to discuss this with your photographer. Please don’t hesitate to tell me if you are not comfortable in a certain pose or with a certain body part uncovered.
Things to Bring to Your Session:
Bottled water to stay hydrated, towel for sweat, wear comfortable sandals.
Mommy to be should wear seamless fitted panties or thongs - (nude is preferred, both is great)
A strapless bra - (nude is preferred, both is great)
Wear a tight fitting tanktop with loose bottom or slim fitting dress
Avoid busy and difficult clothing.
Dad can wear dark jeans and a coordinating shirt. It does not have to match your shirt, but should be a coordinating color.
If older siblings are coming, they should coordinate with mom and dad. Male siblings should be in dark jeans and a coordinating shirt, and females can be in dark jeans and shirts, or dresses to match mom or cute tutus, etc… Cute tshirts with older brother or sister are items to think about as well.
Any accessories that will show your personality, jewlery, watch etc .
The final photographs are yours, and I want you to be happy with the images. That is the most important thing!