I like to approach all of my maternity sessions from a glamour perspective. I want all mommies-to-be to have the opportunity to have a photo session taken of them in this stage of their life that looks as if it is magazine worthy. So, if glamorous pregnancy photography is what you’re looking for, here are my tips for making sure you look and feel extra fabulous!
1) SCHEDULE A SESSION AS SOON AS POSSIBLE
The sooner you contact me during your pregnancy the better I can help you with your photo session styling needs. You’ll want to be photographed somewhere near the beginning of your third trimester.
2) CHOOSE A LOCATION THAT POPS
Most professional photographers can make any location look amazing… For instance, I’ve photographed pregnancy photos behind a business building, in a creek, on a dining room floor, in the woods, in a basement, and in the middle of a busy shopping center. Anything is possible, but the priority is to make sure that the location represents you. Don’t have a specific location in mind? Talk to me and we can find the perfect spot for you!
3) SAY YES TO THE DRESS
Dresses are what make maternity sessions look extra red-carpet-worthy. Most empire waist line dresses will work for your session, but if your want something amazing… my favorite maternity photo shoot dresses are found from Roses And Ruffles, TAoPaN, and Boutique By Agnes. For a one-of-a-kind dress, contact my favorite local wedding dress designer, Kimberly Glass. She can literally make anything… seriously.
4) DECIDE WHETHER OR NOT TO TAKE IT OFF
I totally get that some ladies are NOT into showing off their bodies. What I’d like you to mentally note is that I’m here to make you look amazing in your photos whether you’re clothed or not.
5) LET’S STYLE IT!
“But what does that even mean?!,” you ask. Opting for a “Styled Session” means that I’ll set up an entire look for you. For instance, when I photographed this beauty shown above, she dreamed of being photographed with a floral wall as a backdrop. From there, we teamed with my favorite event planner to help find an outfit and accessories for our client, create the floral backdrop with me, create a banner using the baby’s name, and we set the mother-to-be up for an appointment for hair styling and makeup. This mom didn’t have to worry about anything aside from what she was going to wear underneath her dress.
6) PAMPER YOURSELF
Why? Because you deserve it! And it will make your photos pop just that much more. Hire a makeup artist, hair stylist, and (you know you want it) go get a mani/pedi!
7) BE THE PINNEE, NOT THE PINNER
Stop obsessing over all the cute poses and props that you see on Pinterest. Instead, trust me and have faith. Remember when I said earlier that I was going to make you look amazing no matter what? I really am.
Thanks for reading and I hope you found these tips to be helpful! I can’t wait to photograph you soon
Charlotte Maternity Photography | Denver NC Family Photographer