• Alice Prenat


maternity photoshoot nyc

Maternity is such a unique moment in a woman’s life.

Each pregnancy is just so unique in how you experience it, how fast or slow it feels and that’s why you should definitely consider having it captured by a maternity photographer in a photo studio, at home or outdoor during a maternity photoshoot.

If you are reading this right now, you most probably think that you will never ever forget what you are experiencing... but as soon as the next day of giving birth, memories will start to blend and fade in the whirlwind of life.

In a few years, you will be left wondering how it all felt and you will be yearning to experience that moment, wishing you had gotten photographs taken.

We think we will never forget things … but the truth is: we do. Look at how fun it is to open a box of old pictures and reminisce about your childhood or other moments.

In 10, 20 years looking at your maternity photos will mean the world to you.

So back to the topic of this blog post!

Once you have chosen your maternity photographer, the next question will most probably be:

What should you wear in your pregnancy photos?

Here are some examples & guidelines on different types of outfits for maternity portraits.

The most high-end maternity photographers do provide maternity dresses, fabrics, and other garments directly on-site in their photography studio. It’s the easiest option as buying specific outfits will have you most probably never wear them again.

Some other photographers include even the rental of dresses in their maternity portrait experience to make it super easy and fun.

So don’t hesitate to ask the photographer you are booking if they also provide outfit options on site.


Flowy or maxi dresses are amazing to make you feel amazing and super comfortable (even when you don't feel in your best shape #reallife).

Let’s be real: We all know pregnancy is a time where hormones play with your mind and creates all kinds of cravings so embrace the experience ! Wear a maxi dress that has a belt to create beautiful curves and you will feel fantastic on your maternity photos.

If your husband or loved one is coming to get photographed with you, he or she can even be the one throwing the bottom part of the dress, it always creates a super fun moment at the photography studio!