How do you prepare for a maternity photoshoot?

Maternity Portrait Photographer in Houston
How do you prepare for a maternity photoshoot?

How do you prepare for a maternity photoshoot?

When clients call us to book their maternity portrait session, they always ask: How do you prepare for a maternity photoshoot?

Here are 5 helpful tips that will help you prepare and look your best for your pregnancy portraits:

1. Scheduling.

One of the most important things to keep in mind when planning your maternity portrait session is timing. You want to schedule your session early enough that you’re still comfortable, but not so close to your due date that you’re uncomfortable or feeling rushed,

 The best time of day to schedule is 10-11am or 1pm. You want to still look fresh, alert and not too tired.

If you are working, some moms prefer to have their pregnancy photos in the morning and then schedule a doctor’s check up visit for the afternoon or just go into the office in the afternoon time. We have wifi in our studio so you can always work remote or login periodically if you need to.

2. Pampering.

You are taking the time to have your maternity portraits taken by a professional photographer, so you want to look your best right? Go ahead and schedule your hair and makeup to be professional done as well. Remember to also have your nails and toes pampered too!

You can always schedule your mani the day before to maximize your time before your maternity session. Your nails will show during your session. Remember to wear a loose fitting dress or button front top when having your make up and hair done.

You will change your clothes at the studio before your session and you do not want to risk messing up your hair or makeup. Spoiler alert: you will look and feel amazing after your glam quad session before your portrait. Remember to schedule a date night with your husband and enjoy your night on the town!

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3. Rest and Hydration

In the 8-9 months of your pregnancy sleep patterns will change. As your portrait approaches, remember to take it easy and get plenty of rest. You also want to make sure you are staying hydrated in the days leading up to your session.

Drink plenty of water!

4. Eat before your session

Depending upon your session time, make sure you eat a full breakfast or lunch and remember to have snacks before and during your portrait session. We do have small snacks and plenty of water for you during your session.

5. Clothing for your maternity portrait session

You are welcome to bring your own clothes for your pregnancy portraits. Most ladies opt to wear the pregnancy gowns we have in our prop closet. We have a variety of styles and colors to choose from.

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Whether it’s a flowing dress, or a fitted gown, choose something that makes you feel confident and comfortable. The gowns can easily be pinned and loosened as needed to fit you comfortably during your session.You want to look back on these photos and feel good about yourself, so pick something that makes you feel amazing!

Pregnancy is a milestone time in a woman’s life and a portrait is a wonderful way to always remember this time. As your baby grows they will love looking at your pregnancy portraits.

How do you prepare for a maternity photoshoot? 5 helpful tips that will help you prepare and look your best for your pregnancy portraits.

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Belly to Baby Studios

Belly to Baby Studios is a full service Portrait studio and offers Pregnancy, Newborn, Baby and Family Portraits. We help you and guide you all the way from Portrait session concept to Portrait completion. We love to create finished artwork for our client’s home.

The artwork will appreciate over time and provide years of joy. When you view our Portraits and albums, they will take you back to a moment in time that in the end will slip by so quickly.

You can view more of our newborn portfolio here, Maternity Portraits and our Family Portraits here. Our studio is conveniently located in the Galleria area, in a professional office building. We have a private nursing lounge so you can relax and feed your baby between sets.

Call us at 713-461-2862 and we can schedule and discuss your portrait session.

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