The first, and most important, outfit direction is to BE COMFORTABLE. I seriously can’t stress this enough – your body is going to be different than it usually is, so make sure that you absolutely feel comfortable + love what you’re walking out the door in, otherwise you’ll look at the pictures and not feel like they really look like you. I love directing future mammas to wear tight-ish and long flowy dresses (pictured below), but if you’re a lot more comfortable in loose and flowy clothes, that’s totally fine!
If you’ve chosen to go the maternity boudoir option, make sure to wear super loose and non-marking clothes on the way to your session (or if we’re doing it at home, mayyyyybe walk around semi naked a little before I get there?) – that way your skin won’t have clothing marks when we go to photograph.
Another important point is to keep your wardrobe as simple + neutral as possible. You’re glowing, you’re radiant, and YOU get to be the center of attention in these photos. These are really sweet documentations of your future son or daughter growing in your belly, so staying away from patterns or loud colors will help keep the focus on the most exciting part of this session.
Lastly, pay attention to the little details – if you’re wearing a form fitting dress to highlight your bump, be super conscious of your undergarments… I can usually photoshop any pesky lines, but you’re going to make it a lot easier on us both and avoid the risk of any ruined photos by sticking with seamless underwear! (personal recommendation, lululemon makes a phenomenal pair of truly naked looking underwear!). Also, remember that your boobs are a little bigger than normal, so keep an eyeball on cleavage. A little bit is never a bad thing, but we’re going to move around a little bit during our session and you want to make sure you stay nice and tucked in. If your dress is a little low cut, I recommend putting it on and moving around a little bit a home just to make sure it stays in place – the last thing you want is to constantly be having to adjust your neckline during our session. Finally, pay attention to any jewelry or accessories you have on – my advice is to keep it simple + classy, so that these photos are truly timeless and don’t get outdated with a certain trend. I’m forever telling clients to take off their Apple Watches or Fitbits, so maybe just don’t bring them to the session… I promise, your steps will still count!