Tips for successful maternity portrait session

Since many people come to my studio with newborns, the parents often decide to do their last couple photo session before childbirth; Maternity Portrait Session.

We offer both outside sessions and inside sessions for maternity pictures. For our outside session, you can prepare like you would do going on a date. Showing the love and excitement of looking forward to the new member of your family is very important for that session. For our inside studio session, I focus on the beauty and love that shines through in this wondrous event. This would be more posing and styling. Your spouse can be included in both sessions of course. If you would like to combine both an in-studio and outdoor session please let us know at the consultation.
How does the maternity portrait shoot go?
First, please contact us and make an appointment for a free consultation. At the consultation, we decide the place (outside location or studio) and theme.  For inside portrait sessions, we will set up a few different sets/looks in the studio. 2 weeks after your session, we will show you the edited images (about 25-30 images) after the portrait session where you can choose what to do with your images.


What to wear?

Outside maternity photo shoot

It is depends on the theme and color. If you don’t know what to wear, choose one subtle color (White, beige, grey and brown etc…) and your accent color. You don’t have to go crazy. Simple is good. And please don’t forget to match with your spouse! We will walk around during the photo shoot, so high heels are pretty, but it might be nice to bring a pair of walking shoes. You can bring some different outfits, but sometimes it is hard to find a place to change (layers would be great). Jackets, Cardigans, and scarves are very handy.

Inside maternity photo shoot
For the mom:
Please wear or bring beige or white underwear. We have some maternity lacy dresses and some tulle to work with creatively. The subtle color underwear works for those dresses. If you have some to choose from, that would be great! If you would like to wear particular lingerie, please bring them to the session.
For the dad:
Casual is good, but please bring one classy shirt (like an ironed linen shirt). I would recommend to wear beige pants or jeans to make the style more relaxed! Since the baby’s mom could wear a lacy dress, printed T-shirts and the like wouldn’t necessarily compliment.

How long does it last?

Outside maternity portrait shoot
It lasts about 1.5-2 hours for our outside photo session.

Inside maternity portrait shoot
About 2 hours for an inside studio photo session.
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