I think the hardest part of planning your maternity photo session is deciding what to wear. Because these are super special memories, you want to pick the perfect outfit. You can get a free copy of my 20 must-have maternity style tips here – it includes tons of tips + full-color photos of mamas, couples and kiddos so you can see what others have worn for their photo sessions.
I’ve also shared two of my favorite tips for mamas-to-be + one tip for dads in this video:
For extra what to wear inspiration, check out my idea board below. This maroon dress would be perfect for an urban-themed couples session at Market Street or The Woodlands Waterway! If you’re uncomfortable in heels, you could pair a similar dress with stylish flats in black – or even a leopard print would be fun!
Why I love this dress:
Fitted clothing looks SO MUCH BETTER than loose, flowy things when you’re pregnant. Maternity portraits are the perfect time to show off your gorgeous pregnancy curves (and maybe even celebrate not having to suck in your stomach, if you’re like me!). If you like the idea of a fitted dress like this one, but you’re not quite ready to go all in, pair it with a long cardigan or pashmina. Layering works so well for photo sessions and adds a little extra something to your images.
For most mamas, a dress of this length is going to fall at about your knees, making it a fantastic length for standing and sitting poses. As a bonus, it would be cool in the summer and you have the option to add layers if it’s chilly.
Photo session scheduled for spring or summer? No worries. You can easily find a similar dress in a soft pastel or cream.
Why these accessories work:
This entire look is simple, classic and timeless. The pearl earrings are delicate and feminine and bangles add a playful element to your look. If you wear a scarf or pashmina, a necklace could still work, as long as it’s very delicate. Keep in mind a necklace might get lost underneath a scarf, so you could remove it for some of your photos.
What could dad-to-be wear with an outfit like this?
Dark jeans and a button-up shirt would look great, paired with nice dress shoes or boots. Remember dads should never wear sandals, Crocs or tennis shoes. They stand out like a sore thumb in photos 🙂
I’m a photographer based in Houston, TX and I specialize in maternity, Fresh 48, newborn & family photography. I offer mamas-to-be and new mamas a luxury photo experience so you can focus completely on you and baby. Let’s get together for fancy cupcakes and chat about your maternity, newborn or family photo session. I can’t wait to hear about your family! Click the Book Now button below to get started.