Welcome to the
Maternity Experience 

I know how special this time is and I cannot wait to document it for you! Please read on to see how to best prepare for your maternity session!

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What to Wear

The most important factor in choosing what to wear is that you LOVE the way you look! Beyond that, here is some outfit advice: 

  • Solid colors photograph well, but patterns can help hide creases and lines from maternity pants/undergarments.
  • If one member of your family is wearing a print or pattern, choose colors from that and have the other family members wear those solid colors.
  • Don't forget about clean/nice shoes for everyone! 
  • Our client closet is open to our maternity clients for complimentary use of one of our maternity gowns. Many women will wear their own outfit for their family/couples portion and then switch to one of our gowns for a few.
  • Hats, necklaces, and other accessories can tie the colors together for the whole family and make a nice addition to your look.
  • Please TRY EVERYTHING ON including with undergarments. Some maternity pants can be bunchy or show through tighter shirts.
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What to Bring

What makes a session especially special is when you have personal items that mean a lot to you. Consider these options, but please know that you do NOT need to bring anything. Your growing bump speaks for itself!

  • Baby shoes, special blanket, or other item you purchased or someone made JUST FOR THEM!
  • Ultrasound photo
  • If you plan to wear one of our gowns, bring/wear neutral colored undergarments without lack or heavy bands or seams as we want them hidden under the dress
  • Lipstick for touchups after changing
  • Water on a hot day or a coat for between spots on a cold day
More Prep Tips!
  • Make sure kids are fed BEFORE the session but wipe their faces.
  • Candy or dry snacks that are NOT sticky or leave behind colorful residue are ok (no MMs, goldfish, etc), but please secretly let me know. If kids are given a snack too early, they will not pay me any attention. Snacks should be a last resort.
  • Drink plenty of water & get rest before your session.
  • Professional hair and makeup appointments should be made well in advance (if you are doing so) especially for weekends. I am happy to recommend some top stylists if needed.
  • Do not bring loveys or electronics you don't want in the photos to the session if you have kids.
  • Remove hats and sunglasses prior to session time to prevent marks on faces.

What is Next?

  • View maternity gown options HERE and let us know if you want to wear one!
  • We will make weather-related decisions the morning of the session for an afternoon session or the day before for a morning session. 
  • After your session, you will receive a gallery link with your proof images to choose which final images you want. 
  • Professional prints can be purchased through your final gallery.