Planning your Maternity Photo Shoot

Maternity and Pregnancy Portrait Photography in Auckland NZ
Beautiful pregnancy and maternity portraits in Auckland by Boutique Lifestyle Photography

Once you have booked in your maternity photo shoot you should begin planning your session well in advance, as there are a wide range of considerations you should address prior to your shoot.

When sorting through your wardrobe and deciding on what outfits to bring, consider that you are looking for items that will accentuate and flatter your figure.  Therefore, tightly fitting outfits that highlight your shape are perfect and are guaranteed to photograph well.  Overly loose clothing will simply hide your figure and lessen the focus of your maternity portraits.  You should also consider the creative use of fabrics and silks, for example, to add yet another dimension to your photos. We have a selection of such items at your disposal at our studio, which we can discuss with you when making your booking.

When considering outfit colours, be sure to base your sections on what makes you feel comfortable and those that most flatter your skin tones and complexion.  If you have any queries regarding your choice of outfit, you are welcome to discuss this in advance with our friendly team, and of course be sure to bring along a few different options to your photo shoot.

Around 30 to 32 weeks during your pregnancy is the best time to book with your Auckland maternity photographer. This time frame is when your tummy will have a nice shape whilst not leaving it too late.  Depending on how your pregnancy progresses, you may wish to have your photo shoot completed sooner. Don’t forget about the possibilty of booking multiple sessions throughout your pregnancy to fully capture your journey!

With regard to hair and makeup, be sure not to use an glossy makeup as this may cause reflection issues on your portraits. We will also discuss with you during your image viewing any potential retouching you would like to have done on your portraits.

Other considerations relate to accessories you may wish to bring along and have included in your photo shoot. These can include, but are not limited to jewelery, shoes, and any pre-purchased or gifted baby clothing that can add a nice touch to your portraits. Feel free to bring along any such items, or other items of personal value with you.

And finally, if you have any preconceived ideas in mind for your pregnancy photo shoot, such as posing ideas and concepts, be sure to mention these to our friendly team prior to commencing your photo shoot. You are of course welcome to email us your ideas in advance to ensure that everything on the day runs as smoothly as possible.

Boutique Lifestyle Photography
Suite 1, 231 Khyber Pass Road, Grafton, Auckland 1023
(09) 522 5123