It is always exciting to prepare for a photo shoot whether it is for yourself or with your family.
We understand the dilemma of selecting that perfect wardrobe can be daunting.
After thousands of maternity shoots, here are some tips…
Outfit Inspiration for Mummies
1. Maxi Dress
Maxi dresses are perfect for maternity shoots as they are very comfortable and flattering. It’s great for showing off your beautiful baby bump, but can also cover up any ‘problem areas’. The dress can be halter neck, 3/4 sleeved, off-shoulders or even sleeveless, take your pick!
2. Body Hugging Clothing
Body hugging clothing looks great to show off those beautiful pregnancy curves.
3. Solid Colours
We recommend solid colours as this would help your bump stand out the most. Simple solid color focus the attention on your baby bump.
4. Bare Your Bump
If you’d like to show off your bare bump, we recommend wearing a solid, coloured tube and matching bottom. You can also wear crop tops or a shirt with buttons undone and matching bottoms/denims (non-maternity type) to show off the shape of your bump
5. Texture Texture Texture
You can make your photos look more interesting by wearing clothing with different textures. It’s a great alternative to prints or patterns, and adds more dimension to your photos. You can wear an embroidered top, lace dress or pair your denim jeans with a cotton shirt. Be creative!
6. For More Intimate/Sensual Images
If you’re thinking of doing a more intimate and sensual shoot, we recommend bringing along some nice lingerie or sheer baby doll dresses in soft muted colours.
Sheer, lace robes are also perfect for that soft romantic look. They show off your baby bump but also help hide any unflattering areas.
If you’re thinking of getting your own robes, we recommend the robes from Bell & Birds! You can check out our blogpost to see how we styled these robes during a maternity studio and milk bath shoot. We also have an exclusive discount code for Bambini’s clients, use “Bambini15” to get 15% off all purchases from their online store!
Or go for something edgy, robes like these or even a leather jacket works too!
7. Simply Use What We Have In The Studio
Feeling tired, out of wits, out of time, simply not sure or whatever reasons, no worries!
We have a selection of clothing and materials in our studio too, just let us know beforehand so we can get ready some ideas and prep the fabric drapes, dresses, tubes and bottoms for your maternity photo shoot!
We will style it up for you! Some mummies prefer to go completely bare under the drapes, if not you can bring nude/black/white coloured undies to wear underneath.
8. Modest Wear
Modest wear has been on a rising trend and here’s some ideas how you can match it up for your maternity session with us. We look most beautiful when we feel confident and comfortable with ourselves. With that, the photos will show your pregnancy glow too.
Impressive service, exceptional photography. We booked a family/maternity shoot for a weekend morning, but when the day arrived, everything seemed to go wrong: my makeup artist was a no-show and my daughter was sick and very cranky as a result. We nearly wanted to postpone the shoot, but decided not to in the end. Our photographer, Fatilyn, and another of the staff, Melissa, were very patient in handling our fussy child and managing the entire session. Still, I wasn’t too optimistic about the outcome, until I saw the photos, which were sent to us the very next day. They are of great quality and we couldn’t have asked for a better set of photos despite the circumstances that day! – Clarice Ting