Maternity Session
Style Guide 

Clothing Store

Colors:

I personally recommend neutral colors.

Example: whites, beiges, tans, grays, periwinkle, sage green and light blush.

Patterns:

Solids, small to medium florals or polka dots and simple or boho lace.

What not to wear: 

No logos, No words, No shinny or metallic material, No mixed patterns (example: stripes w/ florals) or very bright bold colors. 

Other: 

Remember to just be mindful of things like the weather, temperature, and photo session location. We don't want any overheating, freezing or tripping! 

Suggestions for Purchasing a Maternity Outfit

Baltic Born Clothing

Stylish Maternity Clothes For The Bump + Beyond | PinkBlush Maternity

Mom

What to Wear:

Pick something you feel comfortable and confident in. Something you can move freely in and shows off your bump and personality.

Ideas: Maternity Gowns, Split Front Dress, Convertible Formal Dress, Bodysuit, Maternity Jumpsuit.

Recommended Sites: 

Baltic Born Clothing 

Pink Blush 

Sexy Mama

Self Conscious Concerns: 

Flattering the Arms- Try three quarter length sleeves & jackets Avoid-thin straps, small cap sleeves or sleeveless

Flattering the Legs- Try Skirts that hit right at or just above the knee, jumpsuits or dresses that end just at or above ankle

Avoid- too tight dresses or skirts, dresses or skirts that end mid thigh or mid calf.

Flattering the Belly- We want to see that Belly! Wear what is comfortable however avoid undergarments that are too tight and will show on the belly through clothing or leave marks that can seen be seen on bare belly photos.

Undergarments:

Choosing well fitting undergarments is important!

Undergarments that are too tight will give your body unwanted bumps, and lines.

If too loose they tend to slip around and can be seen.

And ladies this is our little secret, but spanks can be a girls best friend. Just remember to whatever you choose should be safe for baby.

Undergarments color should not be seen through your clothing choice. 

Shoes: 

Any shoe choice is fine.

If you want to be photographed in heels or barefoot please bring slippers or sandals to wear for walking.

Hats:

Hats add great versatility to your session. Please bring one or two with you rather than wearing a hat to the session.

This way we can do some photos before any hat hair happens.

Hair & Make up: 

Simple makeup, hair, and nail polish photograph best. However do yourself up in a way that makes you feel good. 

Dad

What to Wear:

Pick something you feel comfortable and confident in. Something that shows your personality and goes well with moms outfit.

Ideas: Dress Shirt, Polo Shirt, Solid Tee, Bare Chest, Medium to Dark Washed Jeans, Khaki Pants or Shorts.

Uniforms:

Professional Uniforms can add a lot of personality and emotion to your session. If you want to wear your uniform I recommend considering having another outfit or shirt to change into for more variety in your photos.

Shoes: 

Any shoe choice is fine. If you want to be photographed barefoot please just bring something to wear between photos.

Hats:

If you want to wear a hat please bring it with you rather than wearing it to the session.

This way we can do some photos before any hat hair happens.

Hair:

Style your hair as you normally would. For a more natural look have any haircuts done about a week before scheduled photo session.

Facial Hair:

Any facial hair should be trimmed up and styled as normal. Again no major trimming right before the photo session for a more natural look. 

Other: 

Remember to just be mindful of things like the weather, temperature, and photo session location. We don't want any overheating, freezing or tripping! 

Mens Clothing Boutique

Colors:

I personally recommend neutral colors.

Example: whites, beiges, tans, grays, navy, and black.

Having one much darker or lighter color in your outfit than Moms makes a great statement.

Example: If mom is wearing a light tan dress, Dad could wear a dark brown shirt. Or if Mom is wearing a white dress Dad could wear a white shirt with dark wash jeans.

Patterns:

Solids, textures, (Example: denims) small to medium patterns .

Again think opposite of Mom.

Example: mom is wearing a plain solid color dress, adding denim to your outfit will add texture to your overall look. 

What not to wear: 

No logos, No words, No shinny or metallic material, mixed patterns, (example: stripes w/ moms florals) or very bright bold colors. 

Don't worry about perfectly matching mom but rather think of your outfits as blending together. Rather than thinking "does this match Mom" think "does this go with Mom's outfit?"

 

Baby Clothes

Colors:

I personally recommend neutral colors, just like Mom and Dad's.

Patterns:

Solids, or small to medium patterns.

What not to wear: 

No logos, No words, No large buttons or characters on clothing. No bright bold colors or patterns that will clash with Mom and Dad.  Again think of outfits that will all go together.

Other: 

Remember to just be mindful of things like the weather, temperature, and photo session location. We don't want any overheating, freezing or tripping! 

Children

What to Wear:

Pick something they will be comfortable in. If children are uncomfortable it will be hard for them to look happy in photos.

Ideas: Solid tees, shorts, jeans, and dresses

Shoes: 

Any shoe choice is fine.

If you want children to be barefoot please bring slippers or sandals for them to wear for walking and/or in between photos.

Hats:

Hats are cute, but at times hide adorable faces. Please bring one with you rather than having child wear it to the sessionThis way we can do photos without the hat first. 

Hair:

Children's hair should be done so they aren't uncomfortable during the session. Remember children will run and play during the session.