Looking for inspiration for your maternity session? I’ve got you covered! Today I’m showing eight of my favorite poses for maternity sessions for mamas only + couples.
Before I go any further – I’m sharing these photos to get you thinking about what you want your session to look like! Are you looking for portrait-style images where you’re posed from tip to toe? Or, do you want to celebrate candid, organic moments with your husband with a little guidance, but no super specific posing? Some mamas have a list of poses they definitely want to try, while others ask for direction because they don’t have anything special in mind. Whether you’re a planner with a clear vision for your session or you’re just along for a fabulous experience, my job is to deliver gorgeous artwork that you will treasure forever.
In general, my approach to couples sessions is to give you direction to highlight your natural chemistry. I won’t share all my tricks here (I don’t want to spoil the fun of your session!), but I like to make the most of snuggles and tender moments. You can see that above in photos 1, 3, 6 and 8.
I also love to pull mama off by herself for some solo shots. This part of the session is a little more structured, when I take you through some specific poses to highlight that beautiful baby bump and those wonderful pregnancy curves. Photos 2, 4, 5, and 7 are flattering for almost every mama once you hit about 28 weeks pregnant, until you’re around 34-35 weeks along. (Side tip: The further along you are in pregnancy, the less comfortable you feel – and that shows in your photos! Schedule earlier versus later to maximize your session!)
What’s the key to beautiful images? You’ve got to relax and let me do the work. Your maternity session is a celebration of the next stage of life, and celebrations are happy things! Everyone is always a little nervous in front of a camera (even me!), but those jitters don’t last long! I’ll provide guidance and instruction to help you look your absolute best – with lots of fun along the way!
I genuinely enjoy getting to know you during your photo session. During the ~2 hours we’re together, I love hearing about the nursery you’ve decorated, how you settled on your baby’s name, what your pregnancy journey has been like, and even crazy pregnancy brain stories! By the time we wrap up, I hope you feel like you’ve made a new friend, and you head home with your hubby excited to see your photos in about a week!
If you’re looking for a maternity and newborn photographer, you’re in the right place! Ready to book? I’m waiting to hear from you!