How to Prepare for Your Maternity Photography in Tampa

Expecting parents are thrilled about their growing baby, and not to mention the bump! A professional maternity shoot is the best way to remember this momentous time in your life. Our maternity photography in Tampa captures not only your beautiful round baby belly, but also the emotions and love that go along with it.

Here Are Christina Louise Photos’ 6 Tips For Preparing Your Maternity Photo Shoot:

1. Do Not Worry About What You Can or Cannot Do

As a maternity photographer, it’s been interesting to see how many moms-to-be are excited about getting their baby bump photos taken. However, they feel more uncomfortable as time passes. Some put off the shoot, delaying it until it’s too late. Then, when the time comes, they regret not making the appointment.

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Some women may be camera shy, and find it difficult to get up for a shoot. Many women think that you must be naked to shoot a maternity session. Although it is a very popular fashion trend that many mothers-to-be love to embrace, it’s not a requirement. You can wear what makes you happy and beautiful.

2. Do Not Be Afraid to Share Your Ideas and Include Mementoes

Although the mother-to-be will always decide what goes into a photograph, Christina Louise will be able to offer some advice and insight. You can let us know if you have any suggestions for outfits, settings, or other photography styles.

Bring along any cute baby items, such as blankets, shoes, or toys. They make great props. Your family heirlooms are also welcome. Bring a photo or locket that you are proud to use to the photoshoot.

3. Selecting the Right Clothes to Shoot

You will feel uncomfortable if you wear clothes that restrict your movement or are too tight. This discomfort can be seen in the photos. That’s why comfortable and easy-to-move outfits are a big plus.

It’s a maternity shoot, so I recommend wearing clothes and accessories that highlight the bump. I also recommend wearing stretchy fabrics that hug your belly, maternity maxi dresses with a belt under the bust, and dresses that hug your stomach. You can also find any other outfit that makes your body feel beautiful and allows you to move freely in it.

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4. Come to the Shoot Feeling Your Best

My clients should consider scheduling their maternity photoshoot on the same day as their regular hair appointments. It is hard to find something that makes us feel more confident or as beautiful as being freshly styled. This confidence can show through in the photos, making it easier for you to relax and allow you to get into the session.

5. Set Up a Dinner Date After the Session

A maternity photo shoot is a special occasion that deserves to be celebrated. It’s a day that captures a significant moment in a woman’s life. Most of my clients agree that it’s great and fun. Why not make the most of the rest? A dinner date with your partner can add something special to the day.

6. You Can Relax and Know You Are in Good Hands

You might not be familiar with the process if you have never organized a professional maternity photoshoot or simply don’t remember how it went. It doesn’t matter if this is the case. If you don’t wish to, there is no need to bring any expectations or expertise. You will have less to worry about when you choose the right Tampa maternity photographer.

I have photographed many bumps in my career. I am able to place subjects, frame photos, light and work with women of all sizes and shapes to make them feel at ease and beautiful during a photo shoot. You’re the one who will be taking photos of your special day. I’ll use my years of experience to make sure you feel comfortable and ensure that the photos turn out beautifully.

Arrange a Maternity Photography Session in Tampa Today

Book your session between 31-36 weeks. This is the best time to capture your pregnancy. These tips will help you shine on the camera and capture moments that you will treasure for the rest of your life. 

Christina Louise Photography captures intimate moments of motherhood, maternity, and childhood. Browse our gallery to find some inspiration for your maternity session. If you have any questions or are ready to begin, don’t hesitate to contact us!