Maternity Photography is very unique to the individual, but it can also be very stressful given all the choices. That is why we thought we would help by creating a Maternity Photography Wardrobe Guide to lessen the stress of this beautiful experience. We also have another helpful article on Planning Your Maternity Photoshoot.
Shared Moments Photography can discuss the possible options and different styles as well as talking about what you are comfortable with during your pre-consultation. Depending on this, will depend on what to bring as far as outfits and location choice.
If you are anything like me, you may struggle to decide what to wear on a regular day, so finding the perfect outfit for your Maternity Photography session could prove to be a challenge! I want you to look and feel your best during your Maternity Photoshoot so I have collated this guide to help you choose that perfect outfit.
Motherhood is a challenging yet wonderfully fulfilling experience that I believe deserves to be documented. A maternity photoshoot gives you memories that you can treasure forever, making it the perfect gift for yourself, or anyone special in your life who is pregnant. As a mother myself, I also know from personal experience how difficult the journey can be and how stressful pregnancy is on your mind and body. My goal is to make you feel truly beautiful, confident and empowered!
If you have a maternity session booked in with me and don’t know where to begin with your wardrobe, don’t stress! I have created this guide to assist you but also have a small selection of outfits and accessories you can use for your shoot as well as a large list of recommended maternity outfit suppliers for purchase and hire. Your body is incredible and you deserve to flaunt the beauty you are radiating!
Love Your Body!
Your maternity photo shoot is all about highlighting you and your body, so be sure to wear something that will show off your curves and compliment it. Depending on what your preference is, you can choose to wear body-hugging clothes that show off your bump, or you can choose more flowing pieces. You can even go for something that gives you the best of both worlds and highlights your figure but still allows for movement.
Remember to choose an outfit with colours that compliment your skin tone and don’t clash with your surroundings. As a photographer, I have an eye for balancing the complementary and contrasting elements, so I can help you find the perfect outfit if you’re struggling.
Simple is best
Maternity photos are the best keepsake and are an amazing way to show your child later on in life what it was like carrying them. For this reason, I suggest choosing more classic clothing. Whites, nudes, and soft, muted colours, as well as light floral patterns, are all good choices. If your partner or other children will be present at the shoot, their outfits should also complement yours. For maternity gowns, I highly recommended looking at are Edan Elizabeth & Mama Rentals.
Look for texture
Textures such as knit, linen, and lace will always elevate an otherwise simple dress or skirt. Textures look great in the final images because they give your outfit more character and contrast.
Prioritise your comfort
Being in front of a camera can already be an uncomfortable and awkward experience for most, so you want to be wearing something as comfortable as possible! You look your best when you feel your best. Make sure you are choosing an outfit that you feel amazing in and this will be reflected in your images.
As a mum, I know that pregnancy is a time to be treasured whether this is your first or tenth time around! It can be hard to feel confident in your new body while you wait for your baby to arrive, but I promise that the right outfit will highlight your incredible body and the gift of life that you carry. Feel free to contact me, and I’d be happy to discuss the possibilities and help capture this special moment in your life.
Book your Maternity Session Today
Capture your Maternity with a Professional Photo sessions today!
If you’re ready to book your maternity photography session, either call or send me your details so I can get in touch with you to lock in your date. Afterwards, I will forward you an agreement to sign and a questionnaire to fill out, that will give me a huge insight into how I can best capture the images of your dreams.