November 15, 2023

How to Dress for Maternity Photos

Choosing the Perfect Outfits for Your Maternity Photoshoot

As a maternity photographer, my primary aim is to help you look and feel amazing during your maternity photoshoot. While your everyday attire may not be ideal for capturing these special moments, I'm here to offer some valuable recommendations.

Maternity Photoshoot

Picking the Right Colors

The primary focus of your maternity photo session is your beautiful baby bump, and your outfit should enhance this feature. To achieve this, it's essential to avoid wearing extremely dark colors like black or navy, as they can obscure the bump and diminish its visibility. On the other hand, overly vibrant neon colors can be distracting. Opt instead for light to medium shades that beautifully showcase your pregnancy glow.

Dressing for the Season

Don't forget to consider the weather when planning your maternity photo attire. For hot weather, choose breathable fabrics, while in colder temperatures, opt for long-sleeved dresses or cozy chunky knit cardigans that keep you both stylish and comfortable. Chunky knits can also be worn off the shoulders for a trendy look and then used for warmth between shots.

How to Dress for Maternity Photos

Coordinating Outfits for Your Partner and Kids

When deciding what your partner and children should wear, coordination is key, but avoid matching outfits as it can make it difficult to distinguish individuals in the photos. Instead, aim for complementary colors to create a cohesive yet visually interesting family ensemble. Pinterest is an excellent resource for finding complementary color ideas, and you can also check my website for a "what to wear" guide or reach out to me directly if you've already booked a maternity session with me. Your family's style should reflect your unique personalities while creating a harmonious visual story in your maternity portraits.