I remember my Maternity shoot like it was yesterday. I wanted to do a photoshoot that showcased my strength, natural beauty and love for fashion. During my pregnancy, I wore a lot of leggings and tees, for comfort.
So this was my opportunity to be fashionable, glamorous and sexy. I wanted to create photos, that Harlem could look back on and say “ Wow, look at my mommy”
Pregnancy tends to make us overthink everything, so I want to provide 6 tips that will make your shoot run smoothly. And share a few of my favorite Maternity Shoots.
1. Create your concept
Pinterest is a great tool to find inspiration for your shoot. Once you do that, you can decide what you are going for.
2. Research Photographers
When choosing a photographer, be sure to check their websites and see if they specialize in Maternity or whatever concept you are going for. All photographers, can’t capture the essence of a pregnant woman. Also, schedule an appointment with the photographer, so you can explain your vision. And see their work in person.
3. Decide if you want an inside or outside shoot
Natural light is everything, or you may decide you rather do a studio shoot. It’s really a personal preference.
4. Makeup Artist
Make sure your makeup artist, is knowledgeable when it comes to doing your makeup the correct way for photoshoots.This is very important!! Ask to see pictures from previous photoshoots, that they have done.
5. Wardrobe /Styling
Once you decide on the concept, the garments & styling is imperative. If you don’t want the hassle, hire a stylist.
6. Have fun & relax
Enjoy the moment, feel beautiful!!!
Maternity Shoots are a great way to remember your journey of becoming a MOTHER! And showcases your creativity and individuality. I just love how all these shoots are different!! You mommies killed it, and look amazing!!!