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Austin Maternity Photography Session – 4 Tips

November 25, 2020

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4 Tips for your successful Austin maternity photography session! I love photographing moms-to-be! For many women, pregnancy can be scary, but it is also extremely beautiful. Although you may not be feeling your best, your body is doing amazing things, and these moments deserve to be captured. Many Austin moms and moms-to-be ask me how they can get the most out of their maternity sessions, so here are my top 4 tips for a successful Austin Maternity Photography Session:

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When to schedule your Austin Maternity Photography Session

This question is a big one. When should I schedule my maternity session so that I can get those beautiful full baby bump shots? Every woman is different of course, but generally, I tell women to schedule their shoot in the third trimester, specifically around 32 weeks. That way, you’re about one month away from your due date, so your belly is ready for its close-up, and you’re still safe if your baby decides to make an early appearance.

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How to choose your outfit for your Austin maternity photography session?

Wondering what you should wear to your maternity session? I always tell my clients to choose something form-fitting. That doesn’t mean you can’t choose a flowy dress, just make sure it hugs your bump, and is more flowy on the bottom than the top. After all, we want to show off the belly! Pinterest is a great place to get some ideas, and of course your photographer is always available for specific questions. Another maternity session outfit tip I like to give is to consider your background. If your session is taking place in a studio, be sure to ask your photographer what their setup looks like, so you can coordinate accordingly. For example, my studio has a warm boho feel with an olive-green backdrop, so warm or neutral colors are a must.

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Can your family come along?

Absolutely! This is a big moment for dads and siblings too, and they deserve (some of) the attention, however, make sure you let your photographer know if your family will be joining you for your Austin Maternity Photography Session. That way, they can properly prepare. If you plan on taking family photos, make sure you and your family are dressed in coordinating, but not matching, outfits. And last but not least, although you may have some adorable family shots in mind, don’t forget to get some solo shots as well!

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How should you pose?

Don’t worry mama, your maternity photographer will know all of the most flattering poses to show off your pregnancy, but of course feel free to do your own research. Again, Pinterest is always super helpful. Generally, standing poses are preferred to sitting poses, unless the angle is just right. Putting mom’s (or dad’s) hands on the belly is another great option. It draws your attention to the belly, and it gives you something to do with your hands. Try not to stress too much about poses. Your photographer should be knowledgeable, and they will try different angles to make sure you get the best shots.

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During your Austin Maternity Photography Session, the most important thing to remember is to have fun with it! This time in your life is so short, and before you know it, you’ll have a new little addition to your family. So, breathe and enjoy the moment.

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Still need a professional photographer in Austin to capture your maternity session? Inquire HERE and let’s get you on the schedule!

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