HOW TO PREPARE FOR A MATERNITY SESSION
Updated: May 18, 2020
The maternity session is the perfect way to capture the images of your beautiful baby bump. It is a limited time opportunity to capture the exciting moments of the final days of your pregnancy. You can only do a maternity photo session during the pregnancy so do not delay it.
Almost all of the maternity sessions we photographed in the past are with a husband or a partner or with one or more of the older siblings. In addition to your clothing, we usually use a combination of fabrics wrapped around your body to cover or uncover your belly, different backdrops, black, white, nature and more. We encourage you to bring different outfits to your session preferably dresses, black and white bras and underwear, bring anything that you want to be included in the session including flowers, props or special clothing such as scarves, or veils.
Here are some example of props that can be used during shoots: flowers, crowns, shoes, sonogram pictures, chalk boards, flower crowns, leaves, baby clothes, garlands, bubbles, bows, balloons and so many more.
We do have some props and dresses, but you are more than welcome to bring some if you want.
If you plan to come with many family members, selecting solid coloured clothes is a good idea.
If you come with your partner, he can bring different clothing too, solid/pale/pastel colours preferably, long or short-sleeved shirts and t-shirts are fine.
Make-up should be light and natural-looking. A light foundation or blush to even out skin tones is perfect for a maternity session. Avoid applying too much eyeliner or eye shadow as they tend to appear very dark on your photos later. Hair should be fixed so you are comfortable with it during the session. We will be posing you in different ways so having a stray hair on your face or shoulders would make you constantly clear it away and this tends to be distracting during the photo-shoot. You can either go to a stylist before the shoot or fix your hair on your own.
Get your nails and toes ready for the shoot.
If you want to reschedule, we would appreciate if you provide as much notice as possible. This will allows us to reuse the time slot for another customer. Unfortunately, we can not reschedule more than two times.
Be advised that cancellations less than 24 hours prior to your session may result in a losing your booking fee(deposit). Please call as soon as possible.
At the time of booking, we will need you to provide a name, email address, a phone number, some details regarding your photo session, plus £50 or £100 deposit. On the day of the session, you will have to pay the balance in cash, PayPal, Card or Bank Transfer.
PS: Bring the following if you have them:
2-3 Outfits for you and your partner.
2-3 Outfits for older children.
2-3 baby clothes
1-2 baby shoes
your wedding rings
Black/white bra/underwear/lingerie ( Pink/Blue will work too)
Here some amazon links to see some ideas about what type of underwear/lingerie to bring: