Tips For Your Maternity Session

When to Schedule

 

For most soon to be moms the perfect time for your maternity session seems to be somewhere between the 30 and 34-week mark.  You might wonder why this time is preferred.  It is the time where your belly is the perfect size but you are not swollen and puffy like you will be towards the final couple of weeks of your pregnancy.  In the past I have completed sessions close to the delivery time and have had excellent results but from the feedback I received from the soon to be moms has helped me with the decision to encourage any future clients to select a time earlier in the pregnancy.  This is when you are feeling your best and are more comfortable.

What to wear

One of the most important decisions you will make regarding your maternity session is what you will wear.  This will play a major role in how your feel during the session as well as the photographs once they are completed.   My goal is to show off your beautiful baby body so some of the clothes you should pick should be more snug fitting.  A couple of examples of these are  long dresses that flow. If you are concerned about the colors you are selecting I can tell you that solid colors tend to work the best.  If you are looking for advice on specific colors, I will tell you that this decision is completely up to you.  However, some of my favorites are pastels.  This will help to create more vintage inspired photographs.  The only thing that is important is that you feel the most comfortable, confident and beautiful as you can be.

A Little bit of Advice

One of the pieces of advice that I give all of my moms to be is that you should pamper yourself before your session.  What this means is that you should get your hair and nails done or even take a bubble bath to relax.   This is something that will not take very long but it will help you to feel relaxed and wonderful!   By simply feeling relaxed you will find that you will receive the best photographs your can.  You will see in the photos how relaxed you were as well as comfortable and confident.  The most thing to remember is that this should be a very special and fun day for you.

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