What to Wear: Your Maternity Photo Session Clothing Guide
Deciding what to wear for your maternity photoshoot doesn’t have to feel overwhelming. I’ve put together this simple guide to help you know what to bring from home for your photo session. You can also take a look at the options available to borrow from the studio.
Yes, of course, you can wear your own clothes for your maternity photo session! In fact, I often recommend that you come dressed in an outfit you would like to be photographed in and bring several options that we can review at the studio, prior to your session. Here are some simple tips to help you shop your own closet:
Yes! We have several gowns at the studio that you can choose from. All of the women in the gallery below are wearing gowns you are welcome to borrow for your own maternity session. I’m continuing to add to the collection and even have some that are not pictured here including the following:
Absolutely! Creating a one-of-a-kind look for your photo session is one of my favorite things to do. We have several different fabrics and accessories we can use to just that.
One of the great things about coming to the studio for your maternity photo session is the privacy we have. Sky 9 Studio is a 1,900 square foot private space with several different shooting areas that can provide a unique look for your shoot behind a closed door for 100% privacy. Depending on the time of day, we can also use both natural light and studio lights and create something stunning and unique for your photo session.
Every couple is different. Some prefer to shoot the entire session as a couple or a family and others prefer to focus on the woman and only include Dad or other children in a few shots…or none at all! It’s completely up to you and your comfort level. I love capturing intimate moments between a couple and encourage couples to trust me to capture their loving connection through my lens.
When it comes to what men should wear, I suggest that he follows the woman’s lead. Let her find the perfect outfit and he can find something to coordinate without being overly matchy. Button-down shirts, T-shirts or henleys work well. Solid colors or patterns that are not overly loud work best. The biggest thing to AVOID is shirts with words or large logos. Jackets can be nice, but be mindful that they fit well and do not add unnecessary bulk.
This month, I’m participating in a blog circle with photographers around the country and around the world. Take a trip across the globe and check out this session from Annika Bloch, Family Photographer in West London.