Different Clothing Tips for Maternity Sessions

June 12, 2016


Not sure what to wear for your maternity session? Check out these great tips to help you prepare:


  • Remember, the main purpose of this session is to show off your baby bump, so be sure to wear more clingy clothing to your session. It doesn’t necessarily have to be tight, but you want it to be more form fitting so you can see the bump. Just be sure that it’s still comfortable for you.

  • We suggest wearing shirts with some kind of sleeve on them – they are more flattering for photos. Things like a dress with 3/4 length sleeves, or a form fitting tank top with a sweater/cardigan over it are always a good idea. 

  • Maxi dresses and tunics with cinched waists are perfect for any season and are a fan favorite when it comes to maternity sessions.

  • Dress in layers – this will help to give you several clothing ‘looks’ without having to fully change your outfit every time.

  • Belts can really help accentuate your bump. We suggest trying to add one to your wardrobe for this session.

  • Dresses with ruching at the sides also help give your bump more definition and are a great option!

  • We always suggest bringing a button-down shirt to your session. You can wear it over a tank, or if you want to expose your belly, we can use this shirt to do so, while keeping the rest of your upper body modest.

  • Basics of Contrast Having a light dress or top, while your significant other would wear a dark top. Or vice versa. 

  • Brights and neutrals A bright top with neutral bottom, or bright dress and he'd wear a neutral shirt color.

  • Its best not to wear anything too crazy or patterned as this can distract from the main point of the photo session being to capture the baby belly and love for a new little one. 

  • Be comfortable! Above all else, your comfort is the most important thing. If you’re uncomfortable, it will show on camera. Find an outfit that feels good and that you know you look good in. This will help you to relax for the best photos.

  • take a look! Stollings Maternity Photography session in Pataskala, Ohio





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