So you are nearly due, probably somewhere between 8- 9 months, perfect time for your maternity photo shoot. Your husband has taken off work so that you can have the park to yourselves, it has been on your calendar for months now. You are ready!! Then it hits, "What am I going to wear?"
This happens more than not. So I borrowed some great ideas to help you with that age old
quandary from Koren Reyes Photography in New York.
WHAT TO WEAR TO A MATERNITY SHOOT
This answers the big questions, "What should I wear to my photo shoot?" "What should I bring to my pregnancy photography session?" "What should my husband wear?" "Do I need props?"
WHAT CLOTHING SHOULD I BRING TO MY PHOTO SHOOT?
Wear anything you feel comfortable in and LOVE. Avoid patterns, stripes and plaids unless you love them and they are a true representation of your personality. I like solid colors: white, black, brown, gray. Avoid bright pink and yellow - they never look great. Pants - jeans (any color), black pants (yoga pants work well) Necklines - select v-necks, squarenecks, turtlenecks or deep scoop necks. Women should avoid crewnecks. Sleeves - Long-sleeved shirts tend to be the most flattering, but sleeveless and spaghetti straps also work. Women should avoid t-shirt length sleeves unless they have beautiful, sculpted or very thin upper arms. Fabrics - look for clingy, not necessarily tight, fabrics with a little stretch. Shirts - big, white, button-down rumpled man's shirt. Any shirt or cardigan that opens down the front works well. Tanks - anything clingy, fitted or stretchy in solid colors (white, black, red, blue..)
WHAT BEAUTY PREPARATION SHOULD I CONSIDER?
Get a manicure and a pedicure a day or two in advance
Wear makeup! If you don't choose a package that includes makeup, you'll get the best results if you visit a makeup center prior to your shoot. Call to talk about these options.
Don't wear anything binding to the shoot to avoid marks on your skin. This includes bras with underwires, ribbed socks and hair bands on your wrist.
WHAT MEN SHOULD WEAR FOR A PREGNANCY SHOOT
WHAT SHOULD MY HUSBAND WEAR?
Men should bring jeans or khaki pants or any other dark bottoms
I encourage rumpled (not starched), plain white shirts
Throw a regular, WHITE and/or BLACK crew-neck t-shirt in the bag, too.
Bring solid, dark colors like black, dark brown, navy blue and charcoal gray tops and bottoms. Layers are great; wear the t-shirt under a crew- or v-neck sweater or jacket.
WHAT ELSE SHOULD I BRING TO MY PHOTO SHOOT?
Bring large or small props that have meaning. Bring stuffed animals, building blocks, flowers...
Unusual items: saris, native fabrics, wedding veils