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The Ultimate Guide: What To Wear To A Maternity Photoshoot

Updated: Jan 10, 2022

Deciding on an outfit for your maternity photoshoot can be tricky and a little bit stressful. Your maternity photos will be some of the most beautiful and intimate photos you’ll ever take. They will be a reflection of your pregnancy and your growing family that you look back on for decades to come! Having the perfect outfit is key to making your photos look amazing. No pressure, right?

Here are 10 tips on what to wear for your maternity shoot to help ease your stress and make your decision a little bit easier.

Before you dive into your closet or decide a shopping trip is in order… here are 4 things you need to consider before you put your outfit together.

1. Consider what type of style or theme you would like your photos to have. You can make this first step easier on yourself by considering your personal style along with some of your favorite hobbies or interests. This should help you decide on the type of shoot you are going for. Think intimate and cozy or something boho or outdoors-y with a light and airy feel. It’s all up to you!

2. Determine who you would like to take your photos with. It can be fun to include your partner in a few of the shots too. We recommend including the whole family in your maternity shoot; at least a few photos with the dad-to-be. It’s not uncommon to take couple photos during a maternity shoot or even get some family photos.There is nothing quite like a photo of big brother or big sister snuggling the baby in your belly…these shots make for very sweet moments. Just keep in mind that you’ll want everyone to coordinate their outfits, wear complementary colors and make your bump the star of the shoot. (See color coordination inspiration slideshow in #3 below.)