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"Capturing the Magic: What to Wear to your Maternity or Newborn Photography Sessions"

Embarking on the journey of parenthood is a remarkable and joyous experience. From the glowing anticipation of pregnancy to the tender moments with a newborn, capturing these milestones through professional photography sessions is a cherished tradition. While the focus is undoubtedly on the love and connection between family members, choosing the right wardrobe can elevate the visual appeal of these precious moments. In this blog post, we'll guide you through what to wear to maternity and newborn photography sessions to ensure timeless and beautiful memories.


What to wear for your Maternity Photography Session:


  1. Comfort is Key: During maternity sessions, prioritize comfort while embracing your personal style. Flowing dresses, maxi skirts, and loose-fitting tops can beautifully accentuate your baby bump. Opt for breathable fabrics that allow movement and flexibility.

  2. Solid Colors and Timeless Patterns: Solid colors tend to photograph well and stand the test of time. Avoid busy patterns or overly bright colors that may distract from the main focus – the connection between you and your growing family.

  3. Coordinating with Your Partner: If your partner is joining the photoshoot, coordinate your outfits to create a harmonious look. Complementary colors or subtle matching elements can enhance the overall aesthetic.

  4. Accessorize Thoughtfully: Consider adding accessories such as scarves, statement jewelry, or a stylish hat to elevate your look without overshadowing the baby bump. However, be mindful not to overdo it – simplicity often speaks volumes in maternity photography.

  5. Enquire with your photographer: Don't forget to ask your photographer if they have any dresses or drapes that you may use. Some photographers have a wardrobe for you to choose from.



What to wear for your Newborn Photography Session:


  1. Soft and Neutral Tones: Newborns are naturally delicate and precious, and soft, neutral tones can create a warm and timeless atmosphere. Think about creams, soft grays, and pastels. These colors also help emphasize the purity of the baby's features.

  2. Bare Skin Moments: Consider capturing the simplicity and innocence of newborns through bare skin moments. A simple onesie or a diaper cover can showcase the baby's natural beauty while allowing for adorable close-up shots.

  3. Family Cohesion: If siblings or parents are participating in the photoshoot, coordinate their outfits with the newborn's ensemble. Matching or complementary colors create a cohesive and visually pleasing family portrait.

  4. Alot of photographers will supply little outfits, wraps and blankets, that can be used to enhance your newborn experience, and to help match with your families colour choice.



Whether you're celebrating the beauty of pregnancy or capturing the early days of your newborn's life, thoughtful wardrobe choices can enhance the overall aesthetic of your photography session. Prioritize comfort, timeless styles, and coordination among family members to ensure that the focus remains on the love and connection that makes these moments truly magical. With the right attire, your maternity and newborn photos will become cherished keepsakes that you'll treasure for a lifetime.


Deb xx


a bedroom with a bed and side cupboards and a big family photo hanging on the wall, of a couple and their newborn baby

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