Welcoming a new life into the world is one of the most magical moments in a couples life. The journey of pregnancy is filled with a million emotions, and what better way to cherish these moments forever than through a maternity portrait session. Maternity collections offer an opportunity to capture the radiant glow of motherhood, creating timeless and precious memories that can be cherished for generations to come. In this blog post, we will guide you through the process of preparing for a maternity session, ensuring that you feel comfortable, beautiful, and confident throughout the experience.
Schedule the Session Wisely
Timing is crucial when it comes to maternity photography. Ideally, plan the session between the 28th and 36th week of pregnancy when your baby bump is beautifully rounded but not uncomfortable yet. Scheduling the session during this time ensures that you have the energy and mobility for the shoot, making the experience more enjoyable.
Embrace Simplicity and Minimalism
One of the most popular questions I am asked is what should I wear? Simplicity is the key to achieving the magical ambiance of light and airy photography. Avoid busy patterns that will distract from the beauty of the moment. Light-coloured clothing and neutral tones will give your photos that ethereal feeling. Have a more casual option as well so that you can have two different looks for your session, jeans and a white tee-shirt or a white oversized button down always look amazing.
Including the Ones You Love
The journey of pregnancy is not just a personal experience; it's a moment of transformation and anticipation for the entire family. Including your family in your maternity session is a beautiful way to honour the bonds that define your journey. These photographs encapsulate the unity, excitement, and love that your family embodies. When you look back at these images, you'll not only see the anticipation of a new life but also the warmth and strength of the family that surrounds it. The candid moments in these interactions are often the best photos.