Maternity Style Guide

Below is my personal advice for how to style your Maternity Session. 

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  • Consider wearing a long dress or gown as they look the best for maternity photos
  • Avoid tight, short dresses
  • Avoid jeans and t-shirts for mama to be


ADDITIONAL Suggestions:

  • There will be close ups of your hands on your belly.  You may want to get a manicure or at least ensure your fingernails and hands look their best
  • Limit the amount of jewelry as too much can be distracting
  • Hire a hair and makeup artist to help get you ready
  • Bring a prop or two if you choose - ex. newborn baby shoes 


Floral Crowns are always a beautiful accessory for any photoshoot, especially maternity. If you're considering getting one, order it through a florist.  Fresh flowers photograph better than silk ones. 



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Family Styling:

Once you've picked out your wardrobe, you'll have to choose what your family will wear.  

  • Choose 'dressier' type attire
  • Limit the number of patterns to one or two people (you don't want florals, plaids and more in one image, so choose one person to wear patterns)
  • Choose 3-4 colors and stay within that color scheme to avoid the wardrobe being too busy looking