Preparing for your maternity session can be a mixture of emotions. You aren't feeling yourself these days and trying to find an outfit that fits you in the right places can be a tough task!
Many of my clients ask my suggestions for apparel for their maternity session & it really depends on the season and vision of your session. It's important to discuss with your photographer what your and their vision for your session is. In the above photo, our goal was a cozy, classic, & timeless session. Kristen wore the perfect knee length, form fitting, solid color dress. Her simple necklace and wedding rings give this session the softness we were hoping to achieve.
Another option that photographs beautifully, is colorful blends. While this session's goal was similar to the above session, Courtney's pops of color made this a much more playful session. We were able to incorporate some cozy poses while still capturing those bright, fun photos! The color and cheerfulness the outfit brought to the session paired perfectly with this mama's personality!
Another option (and season!) is a bright, summery session. Amber chose a light, solid color dress that fits around her baby bump perfectly. She also chose a soft pink flower crown to accessorize the simplicity of her dress and it just made the perfect pop to her session! I love how beautifully solid colors photograph and I can really place my clients in a mixture of backdrops & I never worry about clashing.
To tie into the above session, Holly's session incorporated bright colors, patterned dress, and an adorable prop! This dress fit this mama so perfecting and it's pop of color and pattern against the warm sunlight was pure perfection. While I am not normally a prop photographer, the sign that Holly & her husband made for their surprise gender baby was too cute not to use! I encourage small props if a mama wants some, but it's important to discuss your thoughts during your consultation so you can capture everything in a blended way. The pattern and colors in the dress coordinate so well with the colors and simplicity of the prop.