You made it through the nausea and you’re at that glowing stage now. Well, ok. Maybe you don’t feel like you’re glowing. You’re tired and hungry and just want to lie down because this person you’re busy growing is getting heavy.
But people say you’re glowing. So it must be true on some level, right?
So, now it’s time to capture that glow. Time to take a moment for yourself and your loved ones and tell the story of your pregnancy so that you can cherish the memory forever.
But you’re exhausted and focused on what you need to get organized before the baby comes. Even the thought of having to pick an outfit to wear for a maternity photo shoot has you on the verge of tears.
Don’t panic! We’ve put together a list of 5 maternity picture outfit ideas to help you out, so keep calm and read on.
Keep it simple. Don’t overthink it. Don’t overdo the makeup or stress about bright, fancy nails.
This photo shoot will be a portrait of you at one of the most exciting times of your life, so no matter how much those hormones and body changes are affecting your self-esteem, don’t hide behind a thick layer of makeup.
And don’t make things more complicated than necessary. Instead, go for solid colors. Avoid following the latest fashion trends because you’ll just end up looking at the photos years down the line exclaiming, “that was just the style back then!”
Don’t be that mom!
A maternity photo shoot is a big deal. You’re going to hold on to these photos for many years to come, and you don’t want to cringe every time you look at them.
You want to look and feel beautiful on the day, and the best way to do this is to make sure that you’re comfortable.
A maxi dress is a great option for achieving both comfort and beauty in one fell swoop.
The maxi dress’s light and breezy material means maximum comfort as well as sheer elegance for you. You’ll be glowin’ while that dress is flowin’.
When you’re choosing what to wear for your maternity photos, opt for texture over patterns.
Go for a lace dress, a chunky knit sweater, or a nice embroidered top. These will all help to add dimension to your photo without distracting from your beautiful bump.
Before contacting your photographer, decide whether or not you want a particular theme for your photos.
A nice, easy option is to stick with the season. If your photo shoot is in the spring or summer, then go for pastel colors and light, airy outfits.
Neutral colors give you that timeless look, and light clothing keeps you from overheating while you strike a pose.
If your photo shoot is in the fall or winter, keep your palette neutral but lean towards colors that match the season—light blues and greens, as well as cream and beige.
Plan in advance and give yourself a few options to choose from. You may change your mind about what you want to wear on the day and this way you’ve got a backup outfit if you do.
Plus, having a few options gives you the freedom to mix it up during the shoot with both a casual and a dressy outfit.
A maternity photo shoot should be fun. It’s an opportunity for you to embrace your inner model and share your pregnancy journey with the people you hold nearest and dearest.
Try not to stress about your maternity picture outfit ideas. Just focus on the joy of the moment and the power of you and what you’re about to do.
And if you’re still looking for the right photographer to create the perfect portrait experience, get in touch!
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