- Moisturise your belly!
- Gather your props to bring along – ultrasound printout, alphabet blocks that spell your baby’s name, baby shoes, stuffed animals, flowers, whatever you’ve seen in other maternity photos that you like.
- Wear whatever you feel comfortable and pretty in – long, flowy skirts, especially solids are nice, and strapless bras that coordinate with them.
- Tube dresses are great for showing off your shape. Bring a pair of regular jeans, not the belly panel ones.
- A button-up shirt also makes it easy to transition into showing your belly.
- If you’re doing semi-nude/implied nude photos, bras and underwear will create noticable lines on your skin, so wear loose-fitting clothing to the shoot. You can add undergarments as necessary for photos later in the shoot.
- Do bring your significant other! They’ll make a great prop for your photos, and greatly expand on the number of different photos you can make during your shoot. They should bring outfits that coordinate with what you’ll be wearing, or a dark long-sleeved shirt or sweater and dark pants. The focus should always be on you, your expressions, your emotions, your personality, your joy and your connection.
- wash cloth to clean away flaky skin and eye boogers.
- Trim those tiny fingernails and toenails with appropriate baby trimmers.
- Book your shoot around your baby’s feeding and nap times, work with the natural rhythm of your baby. The perfect time to shoot is right when the baby would be laying down for a nap. If your baby normally falls asleep after a feeding, wait to feed the baby until you’re at the shoot. Baby photographers allot plenty of time for this sort of thing to set up the best situation for great photos.
- Dress up paper diapers. Cloth diapers are classy and stylish, but if you don’t use them, bring bloomers or decorative diaper covers, solids preferred. Nothing is the best wardrobe for a newborn no outfit fits a newborn well, and they often look swallowed in clothes. Accessories are good, though – little hats, dainty headbands, boys in crocheted hats, etc. Bring sentimental items like the quilt that Grandma made for the baby, a baby blanket from your own childhood – they’re great for the youngster to lay on.
- If your baby takes a pacifier, bring it – if they’re bottle fed, bring an extra bottle to help put the baby to sleep.
Some kind words from past clients
Honestly the most loveliest woman there is:) makes you feel welcome and comfortable and so friendly, we had an amazing experience that we could never forget and looking for so many more memories with Nicole joining us along the way xx
I can’t even begin to explain how incredibly talented the beautiful Nicole is! She made my maternity shoot so easy and so fun. She made my husband and myself feel so at ease and was great with my daughter and lended a helping hand with no hesitation. I was able to have a sneak peek at my photos and I was speechless, they are so beautiful and I couldn’t be any happier with how Nicole captured my pregnancy and made it feel so powerful with her images. 100% recommend and will definitely come back for more! Xxx