Getting a professional maternity photo shoot can be a milestone during any pregnancy. With so much to prepare for a new baby, hopefully this guide will help you prepare easily for your maternity session.
WHEN SHOULD YOU BOOK YOUR MATERNITY PHOTO SHOOT FOR?
A great time is typically between 28 and 35 weeks of pregnancy. During this time, your belly is getting to a size you can show off, but you’re not yet feeling too uncomfortable or close to your due date. Just remember, every pregnancy is different, and it ultimately depends on your personal preference and how you’re feeling. Touch base with your photographer and let them know what you are thinking. If you’re having a high risk pregnancy, your healthcare provider can help you determine what time is best for you based on your individual pregnancy and health needs.
5 QUICK TIPS TO HELP YOU PREPARE FOR MATERNITY PHOTOGRAPHY
1. CHOOSE AN OUTFIT: Do this ahead of time, knowing your belly might be a little bigger by the time the session comes around. Choose an outfit that makes you feel comfortable and confident, and that highlights your baby bump. Solid colours and form-fitting clothing are great options. For more ideas check out WHAT TO WEAR FOR YOUR MATERNITY SESSION.
2. REST: Your body is doing a lot of work. Being well-rested before your shoot can help you feel more energised and relaxed. Make sure to get a good night’s sleep the night before, and avoid staying up too late or overexerting yourself.
3. HYDATE AND EAT: Staying hydrated and eating healthy foods can help you feel your best on the day of the shoot. Make sure to drink plenty of water and eat a balanced meal before your session. This is especially important if you are having a hard time managing your blood sugar levels.
4. PROPS: Bringing props to your shoot can add some fun. Items such as baby shoes, ultrasound photos, or a sign with your baby’s name or due date. These can add a personal touch to your photos and make them more meaningful.
5. PREVIEW PARTY: Have a look through some previous blogs or galleries so you feel confident in what a session will look and help you manage expectations.
Being prepared will always help diminish nerves. If you have any other questions, don’t hesitate to reach out! Remember this is supposed to be a FUN experience, not a stressful one.