Maternity Session Outfit Tips!

Not sure what to wear for your maternity session? Check out these great tips to help you prepare!

Remember, the main purpose of this session is to show off your baby bump, so be sure to wear more clingy clothing to your session. It doesn’t necessarily have to be tight, but you want it to be more form fitting so you can see the bump. Just be sure that it’s still comfortable for you.

I provide a wardrobe full of dresses that are perfect to make the session amazing. You are always welcome to borrow one or more of them. I have different styles, colors, and fabrics. They are all one size and super stretchy or can be pinned 🙂 With some of my dresses we can layer them for different looks. I currently get amazing pieces from a designer and she sends me new options quarterly!

Long Sleeved Fitted White
Long Sleeved With Chiffon Spilt & Extra Long Train
Long Sleeved Fitted Burgundy
Long Sleeved Off Shoulder Hunter Green
Burnt Orange Empire Waist Satin (Small)
Hot Pink Roosed Waist Satin (XL)
Pale Pink Ruffle Top with Extra Long Train
Light Purple with Elegant Sleeves & Train
Coral Pink Sweetheart with Cuff Sleeves & Dual Long Side Trains
Strapless Eggplant Fitted
Strapless Mint Chiffon Split
Strapless Pale Pink Chiffon Split
Strapless Teal Chiffon Split
Strapless Raspberry Chiffon Split
Infinity Top Champagne
White Lace
Navy Lace
Rose Gold Sequin
Gold Fine Detailed Sequin
Mint Green Chiffon with Bejeweled Top
Pink Chiffon with Lace Tank top
Pink Chiffon with flutter sleeves
Navy Long Sleeved (XL)
Wine Red Fitted with Chiffon Train & Sleeves
Navy Fitted Mermaid Style with Ruffle Top
Red Fitted Mermaid Style with Ruffle Top

Skirts: Champagne Tulle & Black Tulle – You may wear your own Bandeau Top, Bralette, Tank, or Lace Top

  • I also have a Pink Satin Underskirt that can be worn with the dresses with a split for a more conservative look

If you would like to wear your own clothes or something more casual. I suggest wearing shirts with some kind of sleeve on them – they are more flattering for photos. Things like a dress with 3/4 length sleeves, or a form fitting tank top with a sweater/cardigan over it are always a good idea.

Maxi dresses and tunics with cinched waists are perfect for any season and are a fan favorite when it comes to maternity sessions.

Dress in layers – this will help to give you several clothing ‘looks’ without having to fully change your outfit every time. Scarves, fun necklaces & bracelets, sweaters, belts, and more!
Belts can really help accentuate your bump. We suggest trying to add one to your wardrobe for this session.

Dresses with ruching at the sides also help give your bump more definition and are a great option!
Be comfortable! Above all else, your comfort is the most important thing. If you’re uncomfortable, it will show on camera. Find an outfit that feels good and that you know you look good in. This will help you to relax for the best photos.






17 thoughts on “ Maternity Session Outfit Tips!

  1. I wish I had A photographer tell me these tips! Hoping to book you for my next baby. We are moving to Indianapolis next year and lookin for s maternity photographer!

  2. I love that you provide outfits for your maternity clients, that’s one less stress on soon-to-be parents and that makes you the best Indianapolis photographer!

  3. I would love to get a gift certificate for you to be the maternity photographer for my friends due this spring in Indianapolis. Love your work!!

  4. What some great suggestions! Indianapolis is lucky to have such a compassionate Maternity Photographer like yourself!

  5. I wish my maternity photographer had provided dresses! This is such an amazing service! Do you travel outside of Indianapolis?

    1. Thank you! And Yes I actually travel a lot for my clients. I typically visit one city per month outside of Indianapolis! Florida, Texas, Maine, California, ect.! I love going to where my clients are!

  6. Some great points about dressing for your maternity session! I’ve seen some beautiful wrap options recently, so pretty and the perfect way to keep it flattering and show off that beautiful bump! Indianapolis is lucky to have you!

  7. Totally helpful! Are all the moms here in Indianapolis area? Is that where your photography services are based?

  8. I never felt comfortable enough to show any skin during both my maternity sessions but the ladies in the pics above are perfect! Greats tips on what to wear for the photoshoot

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