What to Wear for Your Maternity Photoshoot | Mandan, ND

Mar 1, 2023

Maternity photoshoots are some of my favorite sessions. I love capturing this precious time in my clients’ lives. Pregnancy is such a beautiful journey, and I love showing my mamas how gorgeous they are. Yes, maternity photoshoots are about documenting your beautiful bump, but it’s also a celebration of the hard work that you’re doing. 

With such a special session, how will you decide what to wear!? 

Deciding what to wear for your maternity session doesn’t have to be a struggle. Let me share a few tips on choosing your outfit and why full-service maternity photography might be right for you! 

Choosing Your Maternity Photo Session Outfit

Decide Your Style – First, think about your maternity session style. Are you dreaming of a glam maternity session? More down-to-Earth? They’re all so beautiful, but knowing what YOU want will help you choose the best outfit.

Avoid Bright Colors and Patterns – I tend to recommend avoiding bright colors (definitely not neon or anything like that!) and usually say avoid bold, bright patterns. This is because it distracts from your gorgeous bump and will look dated in a few years.

However, some gowns, like this dreamy lace maternity gown, does have some pattern and it looks amazing! 

Choose Solid Colors – Lean towards solid colors like creams, light pinks, reds, blues, or even greens. We’ll make sure you choose a color that’s flattering on you and shows off your bump.


Statement Gowns – We love statement gowns! This gorgeous pink gown piece features lovely ruffles that creates a swoon-worthy look.

This cream gown creates a timeless look that shows how beautiful mama really is! 

Minimal Accessories – I normally recommend fewer accessories because we want to showcase the bump, but a few minimal accessories will work fine. 

Coordinate Your Family – If you’re including your spouse and/or older children, you’ll want to coordinate their outfits with yours. Men can keep it simple with dark jeans and a polo. Boys can wear the same. Girls can wear a coordinating dress. I’ve had men glam it up and wear suits alongside their glamorous mama, and it looks amazing! 

Full-Service Maternity Photoshoot | Mandan, ND 

I hope these tips helped and didn’t overwhelm you! The best part about full-service maternity photoshoots is that I take care of your outfit for you. Before your session, you’ll stop by the studio to shop my client wardrobe and choose your outfit. I love helping my clients choose an outfit they’ll love to wear. Plus, now you get to skip all the stress and shopping. I offer wardrobe guidance for the other members of your family as well. 

If you have any questions or wish to schedule a consultation with me, please message me here.