Some useful tips to preparing yourself for maternity photo session


Pregnancy is a life changing time full of excitement, joy and elevated spirits.

A maternity photo session can be a nice way to capture these special moments and create the very first chapter of your baby’s story.Maternity sessions are focused on emotions, light and details. It is all about you and what this moment means for you.

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Take the time to chat with your photographer a week or two before the session to discuss your goals. You can ask for a guidance of what to bring and how to prepare yourself to make sure that you have a fun and wonderful maternity photo session.



If possible, make the pregnancy a family event. Let your partner join the photo shoot and if you have other children, let them be part of the fun. Maternity photography sessions are taken either at your home, studio or on location somewhere for a more natural style.

When should maternity photography sessions take place?

The best time during your pregnancy for a maternity photo session is between 31 and 36 weeks. This is the time when women have a lovely full and round shape. During the sessions just be yourself and focus on the emotions you are experiencing. Use all those hormones to your good advantage!


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What to wear

What should I wear?  This is the most common frequently asked question from expecting moms. Maxi dresses are great for this as are the t-shirts that “hug your tummy” over jeans, t-shirt can be unbuttoned over your bump, simply-styled bikini top with full skirts. The most important thing is that you should feel yourself comfortable in what you are wearing. You are always welcome to bring the clothes and I will help them pick.

Get your hair and makeup done professionally the day of your shoot. It’s totally worth it to indulge in a mini-makeover day and get those ringlet curls or the blow-out you love, and have your makeup just right.


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And remember there’s no reason to feel nervous or unattractive when having your photos taken. You don’t have to worry about being perfect. Just be yourself, relax and act naturally without worrying about posing for each shot.



*AlenaGu Photography is a professional Bucks baby photographer that specializes in maternity, newborn, family, cake smash photography in Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, Bucks and surrounding areas including Amersham, High Wycombe, Beaconsfield, Marlow, Tring, Leighton Buzzard, Thame, Stowe, Princes Risborough, Waddesdon, Aston Clinton, Winslow, Bicester, Oxfordshire, Bedford, Hemel Hempstead, Buckingham, Milton Keynes, Luton, London, Reading, Maidenhead.