Maternity sessions are one of my most favorite sessions to shoot. I love to see women really celebrating their bodies and seeing them feeling confident, glowing and sexy. It’s fun to see the new daddy involved and excited as well. Siblings can be included also for a “family” portrait before the newest member arrives.
What to wear for a maternity session? How daring are you? Do you want conservative shots with just a bit of “belly” showing? Or do you want creative, dramatic lighting for a more sensual look? Do you want your hubby involved or is this a special suprise? Just a few things to think about for you to plan your session.
At the studio there are wraps and gowns present. I’m always on the hunt for treasures and have a few things that photograph well. When picking out clothing to bring you want tight fitting shirts. A simple tank top and jeans work perfect. Open sweaters with lots of texture are another choice. A cute dress for a sassier look and don’t forget the heals and jewlery. A jean jacket and panties is fun. Your husbands favorite jersey is cute or his military uniform. These can also be used when we shoot the newborn as well and make a great collage.
Here are some samples.