Maternity Photo Shoot Guide & Style Inspiration

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Guest Post by Alex creator of and mamma behind MammaBelle.

Maternity Photo Shoot Guide & Style Inspiration

If you’re currently pregnant and thinking about having some maternity photos taken then you’re gonna love this!

If you haven’t yet thought about having photos of you and your bump taken or you’re not quite sure whether it’s worth it, my advice is…. DEFINITELY DO IT! IT’S SO WORTH IT!

Here’s why:

You are so amazing and brave for surrendering your body to your baby and embarking on the journey of motherhood (you know that right)? So, you should be celebrated!

Pregnancy is such a special and rare time in your life, so having beautiful photos taken of yourself with your loved ones is one of the BEST ways to celebrate and remember you in all your bumpalicious, beautiful, powerful pregnant glory.

If you do decide that you would like to have some photos taken, you’ll need to think about the WHOWHATWHEREWHEN.

Here’s my maternity photo shoot guide to help you out:

WHO: who will be in the photos with you? Usually this will be your hubby and your other children if you have any.

WHAT: what will you wear? My pick is a brightly coloured body con or fitted dress.

I personally love the colour RED for maternity photo shoots. RED is bright and vibrant so it will allow you to be the focal point if there are other people in the photos with you. It’s also the colour of LOVE and fits perfectly with any backdrop or in any location, whether that be indoors, outdoors or in an urban setting (check out the images below for proof of this). RED is flattering for any skin tone and it’s so feminine and powerful.

WHERE: where will you have your photos taken? -Think about your favourite places to go or places that have sentimental value to you, these could include an urban setting, indoors or in nature.

WHEN: when will you have your photos taken? Usually your photos will be taken during your third trimester so your bump is nice and round and visable in the photos.

Here’s some of my fave maternity photos to give you loads of inspiration for your own shoot.

Maternity Photo Shoot Guide & Style Inspiration

Maternity Photo Shoot Guide & Style Inspiration

Photo credit (from left to right, top to bottom) – Photography by Red Sky, Barefoot Blonde, The Art of Making a Baby, Photography by Red Sky)

Maternity Photo Shoot Guide & Style Inspiration

Photo credit (from left to right, top to bottom) – Barefoot Blonde, Pink Peonies, The Art of Making a Baby.

Maternity Photo Shoot Guide & Style Inspiration

Photo credit (from left to right, top to bottom) – Barefoot Blonde, Pink Peonies, The Art of Making a Baby.

Maternity Photo Shoot Guide & Style Inspiration

Photo credit (from left to right, top to bottom) – Barefoot Blonde, Just Maggie, Just Maggie

If you love the idea of wearing red for your maternity photo shoot then check out these gorgeous dresses by MammaBelle. They’ll show off your bump to perfection!

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Day & Night Tank Dress Was $109 Now $87

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Senorita Sunrise Maxi Dress Was $119 Now $95

I hope you enjoyed  my Maternity Photo Shoot Guide & Style Inspiration!

With love

Alex – creator of and mamma behind MammaBelle.

Alex MammaBelle 2Alex O’Callaghan is the creator of and mamma behind MammaBelle – a stylish and seriously fun maternity clothing label that helps expecting and breastfeeding mammas look + feel beautiful from the inside out.

Through her philosophy of REAL WOMEN with REAL BUMPS Alex advocates for positive body image and positive mindset among women by celebrating women of all different shapes and sizes.

MammaBelle includes Alex’s own designs, including original fabric prints exclusive to MammaBelle.

Check out Alex’s other posts here.

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