Tuesday Tips: Your guide to the perfect maternity session!
Congratulations! You're expecting and your baby bump is growing.
You want to schedule baby bump photos.
Maternity sessions allow for a wide range of creativity and can be tailored to your uniqueness. This includes the inclusion of the family pet, children, or unique locations.
We also offered fully styled, themed sessions, such as milk baths and your favorite Pinterest finds.
Frequently Asked Questions... Answered!
1. Bare Belly Photos
If you want bare belly pictures make sure to wear loose fitting clothing and undergarments to reduce the marks left on the skin. Seamless and nude colored underwear are great under any type of clothing.
2. When do I book?
It's best to book when you're showing, but not swollen which is a different time for each expecting mommy. It could be 28 weeks or it could be as late as 36-38 weeks. We personally aim to get expectant mommies in between 32 and 36 weeks.
3. Be sure to pamper yourself!
Hands are often used to accentuate the bump so clean, fresh polish or well groomed hands would be a recommendation.
Hair is another key factor. Be sure to wear your hair how you want it to appear in photos, such as straight, curls, or an updo.
We work with many salons in our area and can get you scheduled for hair and make up as a special add on to your session. If this is something that you would like to add, please mention it at the time of booking.
4. Clothing Selections
Coordinating outfits with your significant other and family that will be in the photos with you is key. Not all prints and colors photograph well when pair with other prints or colors. Another key is coordinating to your location and theme. Are you having an in studio session or are you wanting an outdoor session?
We have a selection of maternity gowns that our clients are welcome to use. Please let us know if you would like to know colors and styles of gowns that we may have in your size.
5. Plan your session
Planning your session takes some time. Pinterest is a great resource for fun and creative ideas. Looking back at some of our past blogs, Facebook, and Instagram posts are other great rescources to gather ideas! Planning your session includes your outifts, your hair and make up, along with any props, theme, and location.
6. Do not stress!
We are here to help you every step of the way and capture this amazingly beautiful milestone of your family so that you have loving memories to cherish for years to come.
Take a look at some of our favorite bump sessions!