What do I wear to a maternity photo shoot?

{July 11, 2011}

This post is a first in a series of posts dedicated to preparing you, the client, before one of our photosessions.

In this installment, we will be discussing about general questions clients have before a Maternity photoshoot.

Question: What clothing should I bring to my photoshoot?

  • As a general rule, wear what you love and are comfortable in!
  • Solid colors like white, brown, grey, black are great. Subtle colors like blue and pink may work, but avoid anything LOUD like bright yellow or pink. Strips, plaids, logos show time in a photo. We want the photo to reflect simplicity, and not some fad.
  • Neckline clothes with squarenecks, some v-necks and deep scoop necks work well. Leave the crewnecks for your husband.
  • Sleeves add character and enhance the curves. Sleeveless or spaghetti straps also work. Avoid t-shirt length sleeves unless you have beautiful upper arms.
  • Clothing fabric should allow a little breathing room, nothing too tight.
  • Shirts – big, white, button-down rumpled man’s shirt. A shirt or cardigan that opens down the front works well too.
  • Tank tops – Yes. Fitted, clingy or stretchy in solid colors (see above) work well. Please no yellow tanktops with designs or logos.
  • Pants – Simple jeans works. Black yoga, Platte stretchy pants works.

Question: How about my husband?

  • Bring some jeans or khaki pants. Dark pants work too.
  • Also bring some black and white crew-neck t-shirts.
  • Solid colors again are great. Black, navy blue, charcoal, grey.

Question: What else should I bring to my photoshoot?

  • Bring something meaningful: Stuffed animals, building blocks, toys, etc.

Question: Any beauty tips I should consider?

  • We suggest to get a manicure and pedicure a day or two before the shoot.
  • Makeup is great, but keep it simple and light.
  • Wear your wedding ring and anything else that you want significant in the photo.

That wraps it up for this weeks tips. Tune in next time for more tips from {WLQ} Photography. And don’t forget to “Like us” on Facebook and Follow us on Twitter


Wilson and Lelan

P.S. Don’t forget to tell your photographer to take their time. We allow ample time for our session to get the best possible shot. Nothing irks us more than having a set timelimit for a photoshoot.

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