One of the most common inquires I get when people reach out for maternity portraits is how to decide on a style and look for maternity portraits ideas.
“WHAT SHOULD I DO?” so many options.
It’s true, with so many options out there, so many pinterest boards and google searches popping out it can get overwhelming.
So In my roll of “ask it all ” during our Discovery Consultation I try to dig deeper into what speaks to your soul to get the brain juices going and find what are your perfect maternity portrait ideas.
In reality, all those images you see are supposed to give you inspiration, and hopefully they move something inside you, so that’s where I start. If you already come to me with an idea, we will work on that to make it AMAZING and PERSONAL, but If you are navigating the I can’t decide realm this post is for you.
A few things to start thinking about when you start thinking of maternity portrait ideas…
- -your personality and what resinates with you.
- -Are you taking portraits of just you? or are we including other siblings, dad, pets etc…
- -Time of the year we are going to be shooting and the weather during that time?
- -Are you planning of showing skin? yes , no, maybe?
- -WHAT SPEAKS TO YOU? when you are scrolling through IG, FB and GOOGLE what makes your heart sing when you see it? AND, do you see YOURSELF in those images?
- and last but not least and one of the most important ones in my opinion , WHAT ARE YOU PLANNING ON DOING WITH YOUR PHOTOS?
The reason I can’t stress this enough… if you plan your session and you decide to go with images that are showing a lot of skin, and nudes, and you are planning on getting digital files, what is your personality? Are you going to use those for social media and share with family? are you ok with this? or are you a little more private? OR are you planning on creating art wall for your home and where is it going to hang? so planning AHEAD is CRUCIAL.
No matter what style and idea you decide to go for, having a photographer that will plan with you , fall in love with your session and pay attention to what you really love is crucial.
There is a style and Idea for all of us out there, here are some of my most requested shoot styles and I love each single one of them, This are solid, proven maternity portrait ideas that people love and cherish for a lifetime.
The wild outdoors, playing with the seasons….
Simple yet timeless
whatever your style and whatever you decide to go with, the most important is that you love it, you stay true to yourself so you WILL love them for a lifetime .
It fills my heart when moms go into the memory lane over a beautiful photo album. At the end of the day that’s what it’s all about right?
Living the moment and creating memories we are absolutely happy to look back into. That’s why is so important to take a few days to go over your maternity portrait ideas.
If you found this post helpful, please share it with your preggo friends. I’m sure they are trying to find their style for their photos too.
Are you looking for more ideas for preggo photos, check this other post out What to wear for maternity photos.
In health and happiness ,