How to prepare for your maternity portrait session.


coventry maternity photographer


Preparing for your maternity portrait session.

Your bump/pregnancy portrait session is an ideal opportunity to take a little time out and focus on just you. Not just the day of your session but the days leading up to it. I know life is busy but you deserve this. 

Spoil yourself a little, give yourself a facial, and moisturise all over your body concentrating on elbows and knees. Get your nails done, preferably nude colour nails look better. This time will fly by and even though you might not be feeling your best this session is aimed at reminding you how amazing you are. You are growing a baby! That has got to be one of the most amazing times in a woman’s life.

  1. Moisturize, taking particular care of knees and elbows. If you are going to apply fake tan (not advised) please make sure it is even.                                                                                                                                                                                                                               
  2. Treat yourself to a natural, neutral manicure. We will be showing off our hands a lot during this session.                                                              
  3. Bring anything along with you that you would like to feature in your images. This can be an ultrasound scan, booties or a special toy.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               
  4. Very important – Please bring a selection of underwear. Black, white and nude (flesh-coloured). We will be using a selection of dresses, gowns and materials that we will need to use different colour underwear underneath.                                                                           
  5. If partners or children are going to be featured in the session please do bring a selection of clothing along with you so that we can coordinate outfits. It is better to bring more than not enough.                                                                                                                                      
  6. Bring yourself a picnic or a small snack. It can be hungry work and I would rather you take a little break if needed to have a rest and then we will continue.                                                                                                                                                                                                              
  7. If you have some outfits that you prefer to use rather than any of our gowns please feel free to bring a selection of clothes along. 




What should my partner and children wear?

For the men and boys denim always looks good and is timeless. Chinos also have a classy look to them.

Please no logos! Logos will not look good and are not timeless and no jogging bottoms for men. 

The aim is to colour coordinate. You don’t have to stick to the exact same colours but be mindful to stick to the same colour palette. Some ideas can be found just below


I hope this little guide helps you to prepare for your maternity portrait session. If you have any further questions please do not hesitate to get in touch.

I want to create beautiful images for you to treasure but I also want you to have the best time! It is important that you enjoy yourself and go away feeling the amazing and fabulous mummy too be that you are!

Let’s have some fun and create memories!

Back to Top Contact Me Share on Facebook Tweet this Post Email to a Friend