Learn five tips for beautiful maternity pictures in Kansas City and ensuring that you have an amazing experience to help you look and feel your best with that baby belly!
As expectant parents, having photos of your baby bump is something you’ll want to make sure you document! Hiring a professional photographer to capture a mom’s beautiful glow as well as the spouse’s loving embrace will be important to adding to your family’s archive. Creating a new life is a momentous milestone in a parent’s journey that should be captured and treasured forever.
As a maternity photographer in the Kansas City area as well as a lucky mom to four beautiful babies, I’ve got some amazing tips to make sure that your maternity pictures is an exceptional experience as you commemorate this momentous occasion.
While I share these tips, I’m going to sprinkle in the session I did. Stephanie is expecting her first baby, and she looked absolutely stunning at 34 weeks! We did her maternity pictures in Kansas City at Loose Park. It is an absolutely gorgeous venue for photos, especially since she was able to schedule it the week when cherry blossoms first start blooming.
Note: If you are in the Kansas City area, check out my favorite spots for Kansas City family photos.
Tips for Maternity Pictures in Kansas City
Tip 1 – Schedule During 32 to 36 Week of Pregnancy
This is the prime time when mom’s are able to move around (and also not feel like a whale, and I say with that all the love from my heart). At 38 weeks, I didn’t want to move, let alone get ready for photos. I would recommend 32 to 36 weeks!
Tip 2 – Come with Posing Ideas
If you have a great photographer, they will definitely tell you how to pose. Literally, there should be no weird “pauses” of trying to figure out how to pose you (if there is, there’s a problem – they don’t know how to pose). While you do NOT want to be the client asking for 50 Pinterest poses, keep some ideas in the event that you got stuck with a photography who has no idea how to pose mom and spouse.
Tip 3 – Wear Neutrals Because It’s Timeless
While my recommendation is to wear anything you feel comfortable and gorgeous in, I would stay away from neons as well as any “too trendy” outfits. For maternity shoots, I recommend long, flowy maxi’s or form-fitting dresses so you can see your belly!
Tip 4 – Bring a Neutral Blanket
While you may not want to sit, I would recommend having some sitting photos where you are laying down on your spouses leg or even posing by yourself!
Tip 5 – Location
Make sure yo consider the advantages and disadvantages of the location of the photoshoot. Your options are (depending on the photographer): indoor, studio, or outdoor. An indoor session is typically a lifestyle session at home (which means you need to have a clean house). But you’ll be comfortable! A studio means you aren’t subject to the weather, but that means that you want a very controlled look. An outdoor session has breathtaking outdoor backdrops, which can be amazing. The con is that you are dependent on Mother Nature and sunrise and sunset are usually the best times for photos!