Our maternity photoshoot was extremely last minute – like literally 8 days before my due date and 10 before my scheduled surgery! The biggest reason for waiting was that I wanted a dreamy, snowy session for our January baby. Kay from Brown Eyes Photography did an amazing job and captured the most stunning pictures I could have ever imagined. Since this is probably our last baby, I knew I wanted to include Royce and remember this last time we have as a family of three.
Choosing the perfect outfit for your maternity photos can be tough when you’re capturing a special time in your life. There’s a lot of pressure to look and feel beautiful. You want to choose something that accentuates bump to make it the star of the show. After all, this is a really special time in your life that only lasts for so long. Embrace your body and all it’s doing for you and your little one (even if you’re the biggest you’ve ever been). The best site for a wide selection of maternity dresses is Pink Blush! Here are a few tips I have for picking the perfect outfit for your maternity photoshoot!
Dress For The Weather
There’s a number of stunning dresses that I wanted to buy, but most didn’t have sleeves. Since I knew I wanted my photos outside in January, long sleeves were a necessity. That’s why I chose this gorgeous gown from Pink Blush in navy, as I thought the color would pop against the snow. I also picked a coordinating outfit for my son and made sure he was dressed in layers since we shot outside.
Choose Solid Colors
Again, you want your bump to be the main focus and patterns and prints may take away from it. Solid colors will also play better if you’re shooting outdoors and could have possible changes of scenery.
Determine If Your Belly Sits High Or Low
This is important because some dresses and tops are more flattering depending on the type of belly you have. Many maternity pieces are made with a waistband right below the bust. If your belly is sitting high, you may need to try several size options or different styles to find which one looks best on you.
Wear A Natural Makeup Look
I don’t know about you, but I prefer for photos like this to be classic and timeless. Unless the theme of your shoot is more glam, aim for a natural, feminine makeup look on your face. I went with bronze shades around my eyes and a classic nude lip color complete with gloss.
Coordinate Outfits Around The Mama’s
Since my husband and son were apart of the shoot, I wanted to make sure we all stayed within the same color scheme. I chose my dress first then found outfits (thankfully ones already in their closets!) that went well with it. Also make sure that you’re all dressed for the occasion. If your dress is formal, avoid casual outfits for the rest of the family like jeans and t-shirts.
Along with my dress, I linked a few other pieces that would be perfect for a maternity photoshoot. They’re all from Pink Blush, my go-to online shop for maternity clothes who also carry sizes for all women! Did you wear or do something different for your photoshoot? Leave a comment below!
Special thanks to Pink Blush for sponsoring this post. As always, all thoughts/opinions are my own.