Undergarments & Accessories

YOU’VE GOT YOUR DRESS….. NOW WHAT??

You’re scrolling through these amazing Instagram photos of all these beautiful glowing pregnant women. You’re about 26 weeks along and a photographer you’ve been speaking with says “We need to get you on the books!”. You can’t hardly believe that you could look that beautiful in a photo… I know I never did. But then, all of a sudden, you’re best friend posts a photo of herself in this gorgeous, glamorous dress looking… well… perfect!

You’ve seen her before….. first thing in the morning in sweats and her husbands t-shirt… no way this gorgeous woman could be her.. right???

If she can do it… you can do it!

So you go to the Miss Madison website and you find the PERFECT dress! This is the one! So… what do you do now???

Preparing for your photo shoot can seem daunting! So let me HELP YOU OUT, by walking you through some things you definitely need to have on hand!

fitted maternity dress for photoshoot
Photography by Kayleigh Ashworth Photography

HERE’S SOME ITEMS WE RECOMMEND HAVING FOR YOUR MATERNITY PHOTOSHOOT

FIRST AND FOREMOST… A STRAPLESS BRA!! ALMOST ANY STRAPLESS BRA WILL DO, BUT PREFERABLY ONE WITH A DEEP PLUNGE AND HIGH CLEAVAGE.

WE RECOMMEND THE “VERY SEXY” & “BOMBSHELL” LINE FROM VICTORIA’S SECRET.

Photography by Footsteps Photography
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Photography by Karin Sanders Photography

If you’ve chosen a backless dress… we recommend Silicone Stick-On Bra’s from Amazon- They’re AWESOME!!!

In a pinch?? Wide medical grade tape. At least 3 inches wide will do the trick. You can find at most any medical supply store or….. Target!!! 🙂

For undergarments, we recommend the Maternity Spanx! THEY’RE AH-MAZING!!

Talk about smoothing everything out! and… BONUS… no panty lines! Plus, you can wear these beauties throughout your entire pregnancy!

No time to order spanx??

COMMANDO COMMANDS!

Most women can’t fathom the thought of this, but if you’ve chosen a fitted gown and didn’t have time to order spanx, we recommend going “Commando” for Photo’s. This will eliminate any panty lines and will make editing soooooo much easier on your photographer.

BODY TAPE

This is a MUST HAVE for every maternity photoshoot and I’ve found it’s something I keep in my bathroom at all times! It’s so handy when you’re wearing something that you need to keep in place! (such as a deep plunge neckline!) You can purchase this from just about any sewing or fabric supply store or you can order from Amazon!

Photography by Karin Sanders Photography
Hair & Makeup by Jodi Snowden CO

SHOULD I SPEND THE MONEY ON A PROFESSIONAL HAIR AND MAKEUP ARTIST?

The short answer is a resounding YES!!!!! This is an amazing time… think of this an investment… make it as memorable and as wonderful as possible! There is nothing quite like getting pampered and all made up… If your photographer offers this as part of your package, FANTASTIC, if not, ask them who they might recommend!

CHOOSING A PHOTOGRAPHER

Believe it or not, capturing this incredible moment in your life entails a lot more than simply “point and shoot”.. Your photographer should be someone who definitely captures YOU and your style…

There are different styles of photographers… so you need to decide what style best reflects you and then choose your photographer accordingly!

MOODY

THIS IS A PHOTOGRAPHER WHO USES LIGHT AND CONPOSITION TO CREATE AN IMAGE THAT GENERATES AN EMOTIONAL RESPONSE

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Photography by Katelyn K Photography

LIGHT AND AIRY/ FINE ART

THIS TYPE OF PHOTOGRAPHY IS SOFT, ROMANTIC AND USES A LOT OF PASTELS.

ELEGANT / GLAMOUR / STUDIO

THIS TYPE OF PHOTOGRAPHY CAN TAKE PLACE OUTSIDE IN NATURAL LIGHT OR IN STUDIO AND CAN RANGE FROM FULLY CLOTHED TO BOUDOIR. THE LIGHTING IS USUALLY VERY SOFT AND CREATES A BEAUTIFUL IMAGE!

Photography by Kayleigh Ashworth Photography
Photography by Kayleigh Ashworth Photography
Photography by Kayleigh Ashworth Photography