WHAT TO WEAR TO YOUR MATERNITY PHOTOSHOOT
AURORA MATERNITY PHOTOGRAPHER
CHOOSE A FLATTERING SILHOUETTE FOR YOUR MATERNITY PHOTOS
Long dresses, particularly floor-length maxi dresses, offer a stunning silhouette that beautifully accentuates your baby bump. The length provides versatility, allowing you to showcase different angles and movements, resulting in gorgeous, dynamic photos.
YOU SHOULD FEEL COMFORTABLE
The most important thing to remember when choosing something to wear, is that you must feel comfortable. If you wear something that is too tight, too loose, or not your usual style, you won't enjoy the shoot. Not only will that show in the images, but it's important that you have fun too. This is a time of celebration; a maternity photoshoot is a great way to celebrate and have fun.
While prints and patterns can be eye-catching, they can also be overwhelming in photos. Opting for solid colors ensures that you and your bump remain the focal point of the images. Whether you choose bold hues or soft neutrals, solid colors allow your natural beauty to shine through.
Incorporating texture into your maternity photoshoot, lace stands out as a beautiful choice. Its delicate patterns and feminine allure bring depth and elegance to your photos. Whether it's a lace dress or top, this timeless fabric beautifully accentuates your baby bump.
CHOOSE YOUR OUTFIT BASED ON THE SEASON & LOCATION
Softer hues look great in spring/summer. Colors like white/ivory, blush pink, and baby blues complement the warmer weather. For cooler months, you can opt for more fall/winter colors such as deep reds, mustard yellow, navy and emerald green.
Neutrals like soft pinks, cream, muted blues and white all photograph very well at the beach, blending effortlessly with the natural elements rather than competing with them.
For forests or places with grass, you should choose colors that will match the surroundings like the color of the trees or the color of the leaves on the trees. Colors like green, black, brown, tan or white are great for photos in forest type surroundings.
Avoid neon colors. They can change skin tones and don’t look flattering in images.
CO-ORDINATE WITH OTHER FAMILY MEMBERS
When involving your partner or children in your maternity pictures, crafting a coordinated look enhances the visual appeal of your photographs. Start by selecting your outfit first, then choose outfits for your family members that complement your style. Opt for neutral solid colors, maintaining a cohesive palette without overwhelming patterns or overly matching. The key is subtlety—blend harmonious tones for a unified and polished appearance.
For more guidance on coordinating family outfits, check out my other blog below.