Photos are such a great way to document your life. Pictures are moments frozen in time so that you can relieve them over again. Taking pictures while you’re pregnant can be exiting and emotional at the same time. I’ll be sharing the best maternity photo tips that will make your experience a good one.
Most likely, this photoshoot is in an investment for you. Spending money on professional photos means that these are pictures you will cherish for years to come. They will probably be in display in your home and you will want to remember this time fondly. Here are some suggestions to make sure these are pictures you’ll love.
3 Maternity Photo Tips for the Best Pictures
Glam It Up
For a some women, pregnancy makes them feel beautiful. Something about growing another human life just makes them glow.
The rest of us may feel bloated and the opposite of beautiful. Trust me, I get it. My favorite and probably most important of the maternity photo tips is to spend a little time on your hair and makeup.
You don’t have to get either professionally done, if thats not your thing or its not in the budget. Check out YouTube for makeup tutorials.
Try a new hairstyle out a few days before the shoot to make sure it looks good on you. Paint your own nails. Its your time to shine mama! When you look good, you feel good. When you feel good, your pictures turn out great!
Dress for the Occassion
What to wear? Thats a big question for your photoshoot. My number one suggestion? Make sure you’re comfortable in whatever you choose. The goal is to be beautiful and comfortable and it’s possible to do both.
While we are on the subject of maternity photo tips, please remember to wear comfortable shoes! Now is not the time to put on your 5 inch heels. Unless of course, thats your style.
The perfect balance of comfort and beauty is a long flowing dress. I purchased my dress from Amazon for under 50 dollars. The good thing about long flowy dresses is that they hide your foot wear. So you might look super glam from the ankles up and no one has to know you have on your comfy sandals or flats on!
Some photographers who specialize in maternity shoots might also have a wardrobe for you to select from. They keep dresses just for the occasion! Ask your photographer about this. Having a selection of gorgeous gowns might ease your stress and help your budget.
Show Your Glow
Heard of that pregnancy glow? It’s a real thing and you’re a lucky mama if you have it. Now is the time to show off the beauty benefits of your pregnancy.
Your skin may be looking healthier than ever due to those pregnancy hormones. Maybe your skin is clearing up (goodbye acne!), your lips are fuller or your hair is thicker. Enjoy these things while they last and use this time to take your maternity pictures.
Those are my favorite maternity photo tips! I hope you enjoyed them and I hope you are now excited for your own shoot. I did my own hair and makeup for my maternity photos. I also found my own dress as I mentioned above. Here are a couple of my maternity photos.
Let me know if you’ll be taking maternity photos! If you have done so already, how did it go? Leave me a comment.