3 tips for a relaxed maternity photoshoot

May 5, 2022

I’ve photographed hundreds of maternity photoshoots in Los Angeles, and I can tell you that if you are feeling a little nervous, you’re in good company!

You know you want beautiful, relaxed maternity photos, but you may be worrying that you will feel awkward, not know what to do, or won’t look your best.

Here are three tips to help you relax before and during your maternity photo shoot.

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Take another look through my portfolio of maternity photoshoots

Have a look through my maternity photoshoot portfolio or my Instagram. Notice how my clients look in their photographs: gorgeous, relaxed, and, most importantly, like their enjoying themselves! Almost all of these mamas-to-be came in feeling a bit nervous. I keep things very light during your session and give you plenty of time to work through any jitters. I’ll also be telling you exactly how to stand, where to look, and what to do. My clients constantly tell me that their session was much easier and more fun than anticipated.

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Give yourself time to prepare

I will provide you with a comprehensive prep guide well before your session, and I recommend reading through it as soon as possible. There are a handful of things you’ll want to do before your session, and leaving them to the last minute can be stressful.

For example, having your hair and makeup the way you like it, wearing the proper undergarments for your dress or robe, and getting a manicure will all go a long way to helping you feel relaxed and beautiful during your session.

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Remember, your maternity photoshoot is a professional service

A lot goes into creating gorgeous, relaxed maternity portraits, and it’s MY job, not yours, to know how to do it all.

Before your session, I’ll help guide you on what to wear and how to prepare for your shoot. During the session, I’ll be using the most flattering lighting, shooting angles, and posing. After your session, my dedicated retoucher will perfect your images with subtle but effective retouching.

I promise you will look like the very best version of yourself!

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Hopefully, these reminders help you feel more relaxed as you look forward to your maternity photoshoot!

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