Not sure about Maternity photos?
Studio Maternity Photos or outdoor maternity photos? That’s a hard one to decide on. If you’re like a lot of the soon-to-be-mothers I meet, you may be a little camera shy right now. Especially when you’re seven to nine months pregnant. And who can blame you! After all, your body has changed over the last several months, your baby is sitting low and you probably feel uncomfortable even walking from the kitchen to the living room sofa. Believe me, I can absolutely relate. So the fact that you want maternity photos is a fantastic step in the right direction!
Let me tell you something, though. You are gorgeous. You are stunning. In this moment, you are the absolute epitome of natural beauty. And every single picture we take together will showcase the inherent grace and elegance that accompanies all women with child. I am here to answer any and all of your questions from when to do your Maternity photos to where to do them. Did you know that we offer Studio maternity photos as well as outside on location maternity session? We do! Read on to have all of your questions answered and maybe some that you didn’t know you had!
When should I schedule studio maternity photos?
As a general rule of thumb, I like to schedule your maternity session shortly after you’ve told friends and family the exciting news! This will give us plenty of time to find a great day that works well for both of us. Maternity photos are typically taken when you’re showing — generally around 7 to 9 months into your pregnancy. The timing is the same for studio maternity photos or outdoor maternity portraits.
How many outfits should I bring to my maternity session?
For studio maternity photos, two to four outfits for your maternity session is a good number to bring. I like to always have at least two for variety’s sake, but whether you want to wear more than that is up to you. I always recommend bringing a backup outfit or two just in case you’re not “feeling” the outfit you’d planned to wear. For outdoor sessions, I usually recommend sticking with 2. That way we can maximize shooting time as there is sometimes a bit of walking from one spot to another when you shoot outside.
What should I consider when planning maternity outfits?
My biggest piece of advice is to wear something you feel both comfortable and beautiful in. My second piece of advice is for you to select options that create the kind of vibe you are going for. If you are more boho don’t choose a traditional gown like the one pictured above. You want your outfit selection to match your personality and your home decor as well. Lastly, wear a supportive, well-fitting bra. Between us ladies, I know that breasts change a lot during pregnancy, so pick up a new bra that fits immaculately before our session to avoid discomfort and any lumps or bumps! We have a client closet that is complimentary to all of our clients. It is full of high end dresses and maternity gowns that we love and know photograph beautifully!
Can my partner or child be in the photographs, too?
Of course! I love incorporating mom, dad and your other children into our session photos. While in most cases you and dad will be the stars of the day, I believe it’s so important to have several photographs with the entire family.
Where do we take the photographs?
Where we take photographs depends on the type of session we’re shooting. For maternity sessions you have the option to shoot in studio (like the session pictured here), or you can select from our many beautiful outdoor location that let us maximize our access to natural light. This can be in a beautiful pasture, quaint park, in the woods or even in urban settings. Whatever your vision is for your maternity photos, we are here to make it come true!
Don’t let this time pass you by……..
I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: there is an unparalleled luminescence that radiates from a pregnant woman. A glow so unique to pregnancy that it’s impossible to replicate under any other circumstance. These thoughtful, artistic maternity photos of you will be treasured by you, your significant other, your friends and family and, yes, your unborn child, forever.
Wether you choose Colorado studio maternity photos, or an outdoor maternity photography session – you owe it to yourself to document this moment. Contact us today so that we can get your maternity portrait session scheduled!