What To Bring For A Maternity Photo Shoot

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For a maternity photo shoot there are many options in regards to what to bring for your photo shoot. Lets start from head to toe.


For some shots, large brimmed hats can create a unique and wow factor image when used for a covered nude (Demi Moore eat your heart out). We recommend black wide brimmed sun hats for the best effect, but the colour can depend on your personal tastes. The shoot is all about capturing the true you, so only bring in items you are happy with.


Again this is down to personal taste and styling, but well fitted dresses, shirts, jumpers and trousers can look great. Shirts can be unbuttoned to reveal your bump whist staying closed at the top. This can create a lovely clothed look whilst still having your bump on show.

Dresses can be used for a more formal and feminine image, whilst jumpers can be used to create a more relaxed feel. Aim to bring in block colours rather than clothes with prints and patterns, as this can be distracting.


Again a range of lingerie is great; from matching bra and knickers to baby dolls and negligees. It is always good to bring in a white, black and a colourful set to create variety in your photo-shoot with different feels. We want to capture your beautiful bump, so any baby dolls that open at the front and reveal your bump will make for a stunning image.

Similarly, any negligees that are made from sheer material will cover but not hide the lovely silhouette that your bump creates; perfect for a backlit image.


If you are fancying going for a glamorous feel, then its time to accessories! Necklaces and earrings can add another dimension to your images. You can bring in a range of small and delicate studs as well as feature necklaces depending on the look you are going for.


Although your shoot should include cropped shots where your feet are not in view, it is always good to have full length shots as well. Some people may want the more natural look of bare feet but it is great to have options.

Some women suffer from swollen feet during pregnancy, so you may be limited to what fits. It is always good to have a trusty pear of black shoes, as they will match with most looks, so go for delicate and feminine dolly shoes or if you feel you are up to it, a pair of heels. Then from there it is up to your personal tastes in regards to style and colour. Each shoot should be personal so your own styling is important, as you want the images to stay true to yourself.

Baby Items:

You may have already starting gathering items for your little one (who can resist!), if so bring them in! Items such as shoes, teddies and t-shirts can be incorporated into your shoot, but aim to bring in small items as these shots normally look best as tight cropped shots rather than full length.