Your motherhood journey begins while you’re pregnant, before you give birth. You’re beautiful and glowy (even if you don’t 100% feel it!) and already forming the bond that will last for the rest of your life. This is the beginning of the woman becoming the mother, and it’s life changing. It doesn’t matter if this is your first baby or your fifth… this moment, your body as one with your unborn child needs to be celebrated.
If you don’t know where to begin planning a session that will result in images that you love, check these out:
3 Tips for a Perfect Maternity Session
1. Find a Photographer Whose Work You Love
A professional photographer will know how to style, pose, and use light to make you look your absolute best.
Make sure that you love their style: there are so many options out there! Do you love studio maternity or would you prefer something outside? Or is an in-home lifestyle session for you?
Light and airy with a neutral palette? Boho chic? Vibrant colours? Belly boudoir? Make sure that you love your photographer’s style to ensure you get images you love.
Plan to have your session between 28-34 weeks.
It’s important to schedule while your tummy is nice and round, but before you feel too uncomfortable. This timeline will vary for every mama depending on how you’re carrying; if you’re having multiples or if you’ve grown a bit more rapidly schedule your session earlier.
3. Get Pampered
If possible, plan to have a mani and pedi (your hands on your belly will definitely be a focus in your images).
I also highly recommend getting your hair and make-up professionally done for your session: it makes such a huge difference in the final images and helps you feel confident and gorgeous.
If you’re expecting in 2021, I’d love to chat with you about a session featuring your glowing self and your beautiful bump!
PS – There’s a giveaway happening on Instagram right now! Enter to win a Simple Maternity Session!
3 Tips for a Perfect Maternity Session from Edmonton photographer, redwagon photography specializing in organic, natural light Family, Newborn, Maternity & Child sessions in Edmonton, Alberta & surrounding areas including but not limited to Stony Plain, St. Albert, Leduc, Spruce Grove, Sherwood Park & Barrhead.