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Tips for preparing for your maternity session from your favorite Richmond, Virginia maternity photographer

Tips on Preparing for Your Maternity Photo Session

Bringing a baby into the world is a wonderful life event that should be captured. It’s a time you are going to want to remember and share with your little one once they are a bit older. If you are thinking about or have recently booked a Midlothian, Virginia maternity photo session with your favorite Richmond, Virginia maternity photographer, then the below tips should come in handy as your prepare for your session.

  1. Schedule your session between 28 and 32 weeks as your tummy should have popped and have a beautiful shape. By booking your maternity session during this time you are also past the discomfort and bloating that happens earlier in the pregnancy.  This also ensures you will most likely be able to maneuver well for posing and also give me enough time to edit your Oklahoma maternity photos prior to the arrival of your baby.
  2. We know how important it is to moisturize those knees, elbows and belly but we recommend you do so 1 – 2 hours before the session to avoid any shininess or sticky clothes. You should also avoid wearing any tight fitting watches or bracelets that might leave marks on your skin (don’t forget those hair ties!) If you’d like recommendations for local Midlothian, Richmond or Moseley makeup artists, please let me know. My favorite is Seema Sikka! Henrico, Virginia photographer, pregnant woman in white dress cradling her baby bump with husband holding her shoulder from behind
  3. Treat yourself to a neutral or light colored manicure 1 – 2 days prior to your maternity session so that you can take some beautiful shots with your hands on your tummy. I always go to Lin at Miya Nails on Hull Street in Midlothian. Moseley, Virginia maternity photographer, pregnant woman in lace boho dress with belly held by her hands
  4. If you already have some cute baby items such as shoes, hats, toys, blankets or onesies, bring them along as they make for adorable props. The same applies to family heirlooms. If you have a special locket or photo that you would like to use, bring it along too.
  5. More and more moms are using their ultrasound photos in their photo sessions. If you aren’t too sure whether you want to use it or not, bring it to the shoot anyway and decide on the day.Richmond, Virginia maternity pics, pregnant mom with ultrasound photo for twins kissing husband
  6. Take the time to pick the right outfit for the maternity shoot. Look at this blog post as well. You should of course be comfortable but make sure that your clothing doesn’t detract from your tummy’s shape and your natural glow. Avoid large, bold patterns or clothing that is too loose. Empire waists, drawstrings, flowing tops and wrap dresses are perfect for enhancing your shape. We also have a huge client closet here at your favorite Richmond maternity photographer. Look at some of our dresses below!
  7. Oklahoma City, Oklahoma maternity photographer, pregnant woman in white boho gown with husband on top of Mount ScottCharlottesville, Virginia maternity photographer, pregnant woman with dark long hair holding her belly in tan boho dress Lawton, Oklahoma maternity photos, pregnant woman in lace boho dress in Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge Lawton, Oklahoma maternity photographer, pregnant woman in red long fitted dress in Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge Pregnant mama lying on her husband's lap wearing a white dress and brown hat looking over mountains of Charlottesville photographer, Richmond maternity photographer, rva photographer,Lawton, Oklahoma maternity photographer, pregnant woman in lace and pink dress holding her bumpMoseley, Virginia maternity photographer, pregnant woman in sheer dark green dress holding her bump while her husband brushes her hair off her face

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