Maternity portrait session tips

Maternity portrait session tips

We specialise in artistic semi nude and nude maternity portraits. In the privacy and comfort of our state of the art studio we will create a collection of photographs that explore the form of your body. It is a great idea to include your partner so that there are some intimate portraits of you both at this time.

  1. Your session should take place between weeks 31 and 36 if possible. Your belly may be too small before then and if you leave it any later we could run the risk of missing out.
  2. Two hours before your session please remove any clothing or accessories with elastic. Such items as bras, pants with elastic waistbands and even socks can leave marks on your skin that will show up on your pictures.
  3. I will discuss in the Portrait design Session the look and style of your portraits that you desire. Will you be clothed during the session? Will you prefer to be semi nude or nude? Do you love the intimate style of skin touching skin with your partner? Do you like the idea of using beautiful fabrics to accentuate your form and hide any areas of your body that you would rather not be in the portraits?
  4. What should you wear? Many women choose to go natural or topless. You will be in a private studio with a professional photographer who is considering lighting, composition and delivering some beautiful artwork. We have some beautiful fabrics that look very classical and help you to feel comfortable. If nude or semi nude is not your cup of tea then perhaps a fitted top that accentuates your form. If you despise your pregnancy jeans bring your regular jeans and unzip them. This looks great with a tank top or bikini top.
  5. If someone else will be joining you in the session we advise to select clothing and accessories that do not distract from the main subject: your belly. Wear darker clothing, avoid clothing with writing or patterns, remove watches and remove shoes and socks.
  6. If you have something of importance that you would like to include in your portraits please bring it along. A family heirloom, a beautiful gift from a friend or an adorable pair of shoes that you couldn’t help purchasing.
  7. Bring powder and lipstick for any touch ups during the photography session. A brush or comb for your hair and if you are opting to wear clothes please bring a couple of different options. Your hands will be in the pictures, so consider a manicure, or trim your nails at home. This applies to toes as well. Please consider moisturising your elbows or feet however your belly is best left natural as some moisturisers can become highly reflective.
  8. Enjoy the experience! our maternity portrait shoots are lots of fun and very relaxed. For more info please complete the enquiry form and we will be in contact.