Miranda here with some tips for moms that are getting ready for maternity portraits.
Plan Ahead. Some photographers schedule 3 - 6 months out for there sessions and are often booked the closer you wait to the day.
Pick your style. If you don’t know there are many styles to photography. You should try to find a photographer that matches your style. Do you like traditional things and style? Or maybe you like a photojournalistic vibe or even more lifestyle to capture you in your element. Classic, modern or funky!
When is the best time? Most photographers will tell you Third Trimester is the best time, usually around 33 weeks. This way there is a room to reschedule if need be and time enough before the baby arrives. Oh and you aren’t completely miserable and can still move around :-).
Read Reviews. See what others have said about their experiences. See if they are a photographer that can grow with your family and continue to take photos as your family grows. Connections are priceless!
Clothing - Look great! Make sure you pick clothing that you feel and look great in. The better you feel the better it will translate onto your images. Don’t try styles that you don’t feel comfortable in. If you have body parts that you aren’t fond of, don’t pick this day to change it up. Also, pick a couple of outfits. Pick items that will compliment you belly and your shape. Your photographer should be able to help you with colors also if they have the experience.
Relax. Remember this day is about making memories and having great images to look back on and to share with your child as they grow. With this in mind, you will want to have plenty of time that day to get ready and have time to relax. The last thing you want is to be rushed because it will show on your images. If you have to get your hair, nails, other children and husband ready, please allocate the time to do so. Also, consider traffic and anything that could happen.
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Miranda Drummond is a published photographer in the DC, Maryland, Virginia area. Her portrait sessions are conducted on location and in her studio in Alexandria, VA. She also travels around the US and abroad for many of her sessions as well.
If you would me to be your Maternity Photographer, please reach out! I'd love to meet you, get to know you and capture your best images. For pricing and availability, please do not hesitate to reach out!