My First-Ever Maternity Photo Session
Hello loves! I'm excited to share with you my first-ever maternity photo session with husband a...
Hello loves! I'm excited to share with you my first-ever maternity photo session with husband and kids. I've never done anything like this with my first two. I've always admired beautiful pregnant moms I see online who post professionally taken photos. As I've said, every pregnancy is unique. I see big, small, medium, irregularly-shaped preggy bellies captured beautifully on camera by (I'm sure) patient, gently, considerate, and understanding photographers.
I didn't have time to prepare much for this photo session. What's to prepare anyway? I'm pregnant, I can't go on a diet to be seen as a hot preggy momma on cam. Hahaha! Wait that's funny! I have no intention to look hot anyway.
First, the date. Both our and the photographer's schedule are full. Luckily, we found a common schedule which was only three days away from that time. I didn't have a venue yet! I didn't want to do it outdoors because it's too hot and usually permits would be required. Also, then changing area could be challenging. I tried finding a promo hotel room with plenty of natural light to make the photos look clean and well-lit. The problem was, there were no promo rates or availability was an issue on our choices of hotel.
I tried looking through Airbnb.com and there was one particular unit which was on promo and with nice white walls, a wide window which allows natural light flow through the room, an almost floor-to-ceiling black window, and an eye-catching red couch which I already imagined would be pretty on photos. I booked it right away and it's available on the schedule we've locked in. It was only Php1,499 all in (room rate plus service fee) for an overnight stay.
Since I had very little time to prepare, I just looked into my closet and got whatever available maternity clothes I have which I think would bring out the preggy best in me. I prepared three sets for solo shot, two sets for couple shots, and another two sets for family shots. We only hired a photographer, no art director, no stylist, no hair and make-up artist. So sariling kayod lahat. My creativity and styling skills (if there's any), were challenged and I could say it was put to good use really.
Here's a list of what I prepared for myself and the family:
- First Solo Set: Black bandeau, black maternity shorts, and grey layered long vest
- Second Solo Set: White sleeveless unbuttoned top, and same black maternity shorts
- Third Solo Set: Royal Blue Infinity Dress
- First Couple Set: My second solo set outfit, for husband, white shirt and the shorts he was wearing already
- Second Couple Set: Black bandeau and black maternity shorts for me, topless for hubby. #mejosexy
- First Family Set: All white shirt and all denim pants
- Second Family Set: All grey shirt/top and same denim pants