3 Tips for Flawless Maternity Photoshoot Outfits

Preparing for your maternity portrait session involves more than just scheduling a date and showing up. One of the things my clients worry the most about are their maternity photoshoot outfits.

What you choose to wear not only affects how you look but also sets the tone for the overall aesthetic of your maternity portraits. It can feel overwhelming sometimes. And it can feel silly to purchase something for just one session.

In this ultimate guide, I’ll provide you with expert tips and tricks to help you plan the perfect wardrobe for your maternity photoshoot, ensuring that you look and feel your absolute best.

Choosing the right fit for your maternity photoshoot outfits

When selecting outfits for your maternity portrait session, it’s essential to consider both comfort and style. Opt for fabrics that drape well and flatter your changing silhouette, such as jersey knit, chiffon, or stretchy blends. Avoid stiff materials that may restrict movement or create unflattering wrinkles.

The key is to embrace your changing body and choose outfits that accentuate your curves while remaining comfortable. Form-fitting dresses and tops with empire waists or ruched detailing are excellent choices for showcasing your baby bump while providing a flattering silhouette.

If you prefer a more flowy and romantic look, consider maxi dresses or skirts with empire waistlines that gently skim over your belly. These styles create a sense of movement and elegance while highlighting your pregnancy glow. A trumpet-style dress can also be fun to wear. It’s tight-fitting across the bodice but adds drama at the bottom. Choose a style that fits your personality, but don’t be afraid to try something new!

Adding Accessories to your Maternity Photoshoot Outfits

We all know that accessorizing can make or break an outfit. Accessories can elevate your maternity portrait outfits from ordinary to extraordinary. Adding statement jewelry, such as bold earrings or a delicate necklace, can help draw attention to your face and neckline. Belts or sashes can be used to define your waistline and add a touch of glamour to simple dresses or tops.

Don’t forget about hair accessories, scarves, or maternity-friendly shawls that can provide texture and visual interest to your ensemble. It’s important to remember that your accessories complement rather than overwhelm your overall look.

Shop with your Photographer

Here at Studio Freyja it’s important to me that your journey to your maternity pictures is easy and stress-free. One of the ways I do that is by having a curated client closet filled with beautiful dresses, bodysuits, and draping fabric. All are available for you to use during your session.

I understand not wanting to spend money on a maternity-specific dress that you might only use once. That’s why I have both simple, minimalistic maternity dresses and some dramatic, big dresses to play in.

Fine art inspired maternity portrait of expectant mom wearing a blush pink tulle dress with a painterly brown background