Tips to Look Amazing in Your Maternity Photo Shoot


Your maternity photo shoot is so much more than the finished portraits.

It’s a way to freeze a moment in time you may never experience again and to celebrate your pregnancy, but it’s also a chance for you to feel confident and gorgeous in your lovely, miracle-working body. As a Lafayette, IN maternity photographer, I pull out all the stops to help you look spectacular, from posing to lighting and more. There are a few things you can do too to make sure you look your best, so follow these tips before your session.

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Drink Plenty of Water

Honestly, this is one of the most underrated beauty tips out there. Being well-hydrated does wonders for your looks! It makes your skin plumper to minimize wrinkles, makes you look more rested and energized, and gives you a vibrant glow – not to mention you’ll feel better and stronger during the session. Instead of drinking a ton of water at one time and getting bloated, sip it throughout the day for several days before your session.

Consider Treating Yourself to Professional Beauty Services

It may be a splurge but if you can, I always recommend a mani-pedi and professional hair and makeup services before your maternity photography session. Professionals have a special touch that brings out all your best features (and makes sure your hands are ready for those belly-cradling poses). Plus, it will do wonders for your confidence, and that confidence will infuse your portraits with an extra dose of gorgeous. Why not make a day of it – an afternoon of beauty, your photo session, and then a date night?

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Bring Snacks or Other Items for Comfort

You might be surprised by how much your portraits are affected by the way you’re feeling during your session. I want you to feel both confident and comfortable. We can take plenty of breaks during your session, so bring whatever will help you to feel comfortable – snacks, a bottle of water, a portable fan to cool down or a blanket to warm up, your favorite aromatherapy oils, your partner who knows exactly how to make your smile, or whatever else you need.

Trust the Photographer and the Process

This is a big one! Remember that you have hired an experienced, knowledgeable photographer who knows how to bring out your best and make pregnant women look fabulous. Relax and know that you don’t have to worry about figuring out which poses are flattering or whether your hair is lying right because I’ll direct it all. All you have to do is bring your stunning self and I’ll do the rest.

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Booking Your Maternity Photo Shoot

Excited to celebrate your pregnancy (and you!) with a custom maternity photo session? I can’t wait to help you preserve this special time in your life. Contact Heather’d Violet Photography today to book your maternity photos and let’s start planning the photo shoot of your dreams.

heather’d violet Photography is based out of Lafayette, Indiana and is owned and operated by Heather Toro, who specializes in maternity and newborn photography, as well as families under McCaffry Photography, LLC. heather’d violet Photography serves Lafayette, Indiana and all surrounding areas.

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