How to Feel Comfortable for Your Maternity Photos
While it’s a very exciting time, it’s very common for clients to feel nervous about having their photos taken. Lots of people think they won’t enjoy being in front of the camera. Your maternity photo session might be your first professional photography session since your wedding. Naturally, you might feel nervous about your close-up. In fact, it’s pretty common for one or both partners to feel nervous about the session.
I want you to know that these feelings are common and okay. My goal is for you and your partner to feel excited about your maternity session. I absolutely love when I hear from my clients how much they enjoyed the session experience.
Here are six tips to help you and your partner feel comfortable during your maternity photoshoot.
1. Choose Outfits You Love
For both of you, choose an outfit that you love and will feel comfortable wearing. This is a great start for both of you to feel comfortable during your maternity session. My clients tend to choose something that is flowy vs something tight fitting, pink blush maternity has some beautiful floral loose dresses, also Shein has more affordable on a budget maternity dresses that are also super adorable. Ask your photographer for inspiration and advise if you still need help, they know what colors look best with the location your session would take place at.
2. Focus on the Baby Bump
If you and your partner feel nervous about being the center of attention, I have good news. Your beautiful baby bump is the star of the show during your session. All you need to do is focus on your love and excitement for this baby, and you’ll feel your nerves melt away.
3. Focus on Your Partner
Still, feel nervous? I find that if you and your partner focus on each other, you can feel more relaxed and calm. In fact, during the session, I’ll definitely encourage you to interact with each other. During the session, all you need to do is show love to each other. I’ll be there documenting your love with my camera.
5. Share Any Feelings with Your Photographer
Please share any feelings you and your partner have about your session with me. As a maternity photographer, I’m happy to know about these things so that I can fully support you and your partner during the session.
6. Choose a Photographer You Love
Finally, choose a photographer that you’re excited about working with for maternity photos. Look for one whose style you love so you know you’ll love the photos. Collaborating with a photographer that you love and trust will help you and your partner feel calmer for the session. Most importantly just have a great time! and I would obsoletely love to capture you maternity session.