WHEN TO COME IN FOR THE PHOTO SESSION
For expecting mamas with singletons, a good time to do your maternity photos when you are 28 – 36 weeks along. Your belly is full but you are still comfortable to pose. For expecting mamas with twins (or more), come in earlier around 26 – 32 weeks as twins tend to arrive much earlier than singletons.
PROFESSIONAL MAKEUP AND HAIR
I highly recommend professional makeup and hair. You will feel beautiful and confident at your session. However, if it’s not in the budget, your going-out-on-a-hot-date makeup and hair is fine too.
Trust your photographer to direct you in posing so you can look your best. What makes maternity photos different from other portraits is that the images focus on you, your personality, feelings and the bond you have with your much-awaited baby. Many maternity poses such as hands on the belly and eyes looking down express emotions and connection to your belly. Other maternity poses empathize the beautiful curves of your body.
WHAT TO WEAR
Wear whatever you feel comfortable and pretty in. I provide this list to my clients:
- Neutral strapless bra and seamless underwear
- Lingerie sets
- Tube top or belly band
- Regular jeans (not maternity ones) and camisole top
- Buttoned shirt or blouse
- Long dress
- Men’s button ups top (for significant other/husband)
- Coordinating outfits (for significant other/husband and/or children)
- Any favourite scarves, accessories, jewelleries, etc.
- Any sentimental items (e.g. baby ultrasound image, shoes)
I personally love maternity sessions and I can provide maternity dresses, wraps and accessories.
Consider the location of your shoot and the advantages/disadvantages of them.
Indoor (e.g. in the home)
Advantage in the home is comfort and connection to familiar surroundings. You don’t have to worry about the weather outside. Disadvantage, you have to clean your house so it will look good in the photos. The lighting may not be optimal. Please check with your photographer on how they will address this. Seasoned photographers will use portable off-camera flash if necessary.
Advantage is convenience and control. You can shoot anytime regardless of weather.
The natural beauty of a pregnant woman in a beautiful outdoor backdrop is simply breath taking! The parallel of a mother about to bring to life into the world and Mother Nature is a powerful one. Disadvantages are that the shoot is weather-dependent and shooting hours are limited to the golden hour of sunrise or sunset (when the quality of natural light is at its best) Be prepared to walk/hike to the location and change outfits outdoors. Maternity photography in Marbella and all Andalucía is fantastic almost all year round.
A great maternity photography session will not just produce stunning and gorgeous images, but also make you feel confident and beautiful.
A natural light maternity photographer based in Marbella, Andreea Avram Photography prides in capturing your beauty during your pregnancy and customizes each session with care, creativity, and professionalism.