What to Wear to a Maternity Photo Session | Collierville Maternity Photographer

This is one of THE most common questions I get asked the most prior to a photoshoot and honestly it is probably the toughest part of a photo session with me.  Maternity photos can be some of the most beautiful and intimate photos you will take, so finding the right outfit that makes you FEEL beautiful is just as important.  Here are some tips on what I suggest to my mamma-to-be clients.

Maxi Dress, Maxi Dress, Maxi Dress

There are so many reasons why a maxi dress is the perfect thing to wear for maternity shoots. They look amazing with a bump because they are incredibly flattering and given the right design you can cover up anything you might not want to show but they also can be tight to show your adorable bump.  Also, they can be super comfortable and who doesn't want that when you are on your feet being photographed during your third trimester?  A maxi dress is also a very feminine yet dramatic piece of clothing to wear for a photo shoot since the movement it can create with flowing fabric looks amazing in a still photo. 


Solid Colors

Since the main focus in your maternity shoot is your bump, then don’t let anything take attention away form that, like a pattern or print. Wear solid colors for your bump to stand out the most.  If you want to incorporate pattern into your shoot, have your husband wear a patterned shirt instead. If you feel solid colors are too boring, then bring in some fun, bright and bold accessories like necklaces or a hat.


Tight Clothing

If you are comfortable with wearing tight clothing and don’t mind showing off all of your gorgeous pregnant body curves, opt for a beautiful tight dress. They look absolutely stunning on pregnant women because they truly show off the amazing body of the pregnant body. Pregnancy is a beautiful thing and what a woman’s body does when pregnant is incredible. Showing that off is the perfect way to pay tribute to your pregnant self. Be proud of those beautiful curves.


A Belt

A great way to accentuate that beautiful belly of yours is to wear a belt. You’ll want to place the belt right where the top of your belly starts. It will pull in any loose clothing and creates a waist line that defines your belly. A belt looks great with any shirt or dress whether its’s flowy or form fitting. It’s also a great way to bring in a cute accessory without thinking too much about it or being too overpowering in the photo



If you are expecting and are considering documenting your baby bump, I would love for you to contact me so that we can schedule your session between 30-37 weeks.