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6 Steps on Preparing for your Maternity Photo Session

Sep 29

Expecting parents are thrilled about their baby's growth and the bump. A professional maternity photography is a great way to remember this important moment in your life. Maternity photos capture your baby's beautiful belly and the emotions and love shared during your last weeks of pregnancy. These photos will be there for you to look back on and recall the excitement and anticipation you felt as you got closer to your baby.

My favorite type of shoot is the bump photo session. It is an absolute pleasure to photograph such a significant moment in the lives of excited mothers-to-be.

Arranging a photo shoot can make people anxious, regardless of the occasion. Many women are excited to get their photos taken of their baby bump, but they feel nervous because they don't know what to expect. Here are some ways to feel confident, beautiful, and prepared for your maternity photos.

Do not worry about what you can or cannot do.

As a professional maternity photographer, it's been interesting to see how many moms-to-be are excited about getting their baby bump photos taken. However, they feel more uncomfortable as time passes. Some put off the shoot, delaying it until it's too late. Then, when the time comes, they regret not taking advantage of the opportunity.

Some women may be camera shy and find it difficult to get up for a shoot. 

However, they often have unrealistic expectations about the shoot. Many women think that you must be naked to shoot a maternity session. Although it is a prevalent fashion trend that many mothers-to-be love to embrace, it is not a requirement. You can wear what makes you happy and beautiful.

Maternity photographer can help you make the most of your shoot by sharing my technical knowledge, experience and knowledge of composition. You are the only one who can decide what you want in your photos. You don't have the right to have your photos taken in any way you don't want, from outfits to settings to poses and themes.

Do not be afraid to share your ideas and include mementos.

Although the mother-to-be will always decide what goes into a photograph, your maternity photographer may be able to offer some advice and insight. You can let your photographer know if you have suggestions for outfits, settings, or other photography styles.

To ensure they can help you capture the shots you desire, you can look through their gallery and see their past work to find any examples you might like to use in your photography. Alyssa Orrego Photography is one of the best maternity photographers. They will help you in choosing the right outfits for your maternity shoot and will take the best maternity photos. 

Bring any cute baby items, such as blankets, shoes, toys or photos from your ultrasound. They make great props! Your family heirlooms are also welcome. Bring a photo or locket you are proud to use to the photo shoot.

Selecting the right clothes to shoot

These tips will help you look your best and feel more ready to go for the session when it comes to outfits. While the final decision is up to you, we recommend making comfort a priority in every outfit you choose.

You will feel uncomfortable wearing clothes that restrict movement or are too tight. This discomfort can be seen in the photos. Comfortable and easy-to-move outfits are a big plus.

It's a maternity shoot, so we recommend wearing clothes and accessories that highlight the bump. We recommend wearing stretchy fabrics that hug your belly, dresses with belts under the bust, maternity maxi dresses and the like. You can also find any other outfit that makes your body feel beautiful and allows you to move freely.

Make sure you take the time to choose the perfect outfit for your maternity shoot. Of course, you should. Be comfortable. Be comfortable! Avoid wearing too many loose clothes or bold patterns. Empire waists, drawstrings and flowing tops are great options for enhancing your figure. A Pinterest board with ideas for what to wear to your maternity photo session has been created.

Feel your best

Our clients should consider scheduling their shoot on the same day as their regular hair appointments. Finding something that makes us feel more confident or as beautiful as being freshly styled is hard. This confidence can show through in the photos, making it easier for you to relax and allow you to get into the session.

A pamper session can be just as relaxing before the shoot. You can pamper yourself with a manicure, pedicure or session with a local makeup artist to make you look gorgeous.

Set up a dinner date for after the session

A maternity photo shoot is a special occasion that deserves to be celebrated. It's a day that captures a significant moment in a woman's life. Most of my clients agree that it's great fun. Why not make the most of the rest? A dinner date with your partner, a sibling, or a best friend can add something special to the day.

You don't want your hair, nails and makeup to go to waste if they were done specifically for you. Live your best life while you look and feel beautiful. It's impossible to predict when you might have time to enjoy a relaxing dinner out with the baby once they arrive.

It is essential to arrange the date after the shoot, and not earlier. It's not a good idea to arrive at the shoot feeling stuffed after a meal.

You can relax and know you are in good hands.

You might not be familiar with the process if you have never organized a professional photo shoot or don't remember how it went. It doesn't matter if this is the case. If you don't wish to, there is no need to bring any expectations or expertise. You will have less to worry about when you choose the right photographer. You can make sure you pick a photographer you feel comfortable with by looking at their past work.

We have photographed many bumps in my career. We can place subjects, frame photos, and light and work with women of all sizes and shapes to make them feel at ease and beautiful during a photo shoot. You're the one who will be taking photos of your special day. We will use our years of experience to make you feel comfortable and ensure the photos turn out beautifully. Invite your partner and any other children that you might have.

Book a maternity session

Your session should be between 31 and 36 weeks. This is the best time to take photos. You can also avoid the discomfort and bloating associated with pregnancy earlier by booking your maternity session at this time.

These tips will help you shine on the camera, and capture moments you will treasure for the rest of your life. Contact us, and we will be happy to schedule a maternity photography session.

The maternity shoot can be done by itself or as part of a series. Each session will capture milestones and memories with your baby. If you have any questions or are ready to begin, don't hesitate to contact us.

These tips will help you plan your maternity shoot if you have just booked or are considering booking one.