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Maternity Photoshoot

Warm weather and sunshine are coming our way! I know I’m feeling better and better just spending extra time outside and trying to get back to the normal swing of things. Now that spring is in full force, I’ve started reaching out to a few of my wonderful couples as well and it’s been so lovely hearing everyone’s plans about making love work no matter what. If you are looking for an Alberta photographer to capture whatever special moments life has thrown your way in 2021, I’m excited to celebrate with you. You
can contact me here to check availability and ask any questions you
might have about your session. Although I love to photograph weddings, they
aren’t the only couples in love! For some of you, you may be getting ready to
welcome a new addition into your family. Maternity photos are an incredibly
special way to document this time of your life. Today, I want to share some
advice on what to wear for maternity photos.



I love when my moms-to-be wear maternity
dresses during their photoshoot. Whether your style is more fitted or flowy,
you are going to want to show off that bump! You also shouldn’t feel limited to
just one outfit for the maternity photoshoot either. We will definitely have
time for at least one outfit change. It might surprise you, but I also often
help my clients dress for their session. Over the past year, I’ve started
accumulating different dresses for you to wear during your session. You can get
a little sneak peak of my client closet in my Instagram highlights here.

The absolute most important thing is that
you are comfortable in whatever you are wearing. I want you to feel like your
most glowy goddess self during our session and that is always the priority over
wearing the “right” outfit. When you are looking at maternity dresses
for your photoshoot, keep in mind that we can also pose you so that you are
showing off the baby bump if your outfit doesn’t naturally do so. You don’t
need to wear anything too tight if that doesn’t feel right.



Next, a few tips for styling yourself with
your partner. I highly recommend getting a few stunning solo shots to celebrate
you and your incredible body (birth really is a miracle!) but we definitely
want to include your partner in the session to document this milestone together
too. You can choose to do something matching, but personally I love when
couples choose outfits that compliment each other. If you are wearing a dress
in earthy neutrals, he/she should be too. If you are wearing something
comfortable and casual, they should match the vibe. With that in mind, the same
is true for them that is true for you: if you feel good, you’ll look good.
Feeling comfortable will always look best in the photos.



As you start to brainstorm and get excited about your maternity photos, try to take some time and just enjoy these moments. Maternity photos are the perfect way to freeze this moment in time. If you are looking for an Alberta maternity photographer, I would be honored to be considered. You can contact me here and we can get you on my calendar! If you are looking for more maternity outfit inspiration, check out my portfolio here.




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