Ever since Demi Moore’s bold pregnancy photo graced the cover of Vanity Fair, women have been inspired to professionally document their pregnancies with maternity portraits. And no wonder, pregnancy is a fascinating time, bringing remarkable changes to women’s bodies.
A pregnancy portrait is not just a great souvenir, or the first photograph in your child’s baby album, but also a beautiful way to get used to and appreciate your new body image. Many women are not sure what to expect during a maternity photo shoot, but most leave feeling like they have spent a few fun hours being pampered and feeling beautiful. In my home studio, I use candles and music to help create a relaxing atmosphere.
With all the body changes during pregnancy, some women are not sure what to wear to a maternity photo session. My advice is to keep it simple and subtle, your husband’s dress shirt, a black or white lingerie robe, or a sarong and bikini at the beach. Simple thin clothing works well to show off the pregnancy and your belly, which is what we want.
You should wait until the third trimester before planning maternity portraits. That way I can capture the fullness of your belly. It is best to be close to the end of your pregnancy. Yes, you will be bigger and will have gained some weight, but this is part of the beauty of pregnancy. Capture the beauty of your big belly and be proud!