How To Look & Feel Great In Your Big Island Maternity Photos

Pregnancy is a beautiful journey for expecting parents. Scheduling a professional photography session is one of the best ways to preserve your pregnancy experience with priceless life-long memories!

There are several options available to you when it comes to maternity photography. The personality and style of the expectant parents can be reflected in various poses, objects, backdrops, etc. But don’t worry, at Sam Guerpo Photography, we’re here to help ensure you have the best maternity photography experience possible.  Below are the tips to help you prepare for your maternity session.

Plan Ahead and Book in Your Third Trimester

The best time to take your photos is in your third trimester, between 28 and 32 weeks. At this point, your bump will show well and look great in photos, and you will still be able to move around and pose comfortably. Waiting any longer could make mobility during the session more challenging.

Pamper Yourself

Your hands are often front and center in maternity photos, so you may want to take some time to pamper yourself with a manicure before the session. You may also opt for barefoot photos on our beautiful Hawaiian beaches, so this is the perfect excuse to get a pedicure too!

Style and Props

Planning a maternity photoshoot with unique props can add beautiful touches to a memorable shoot. Let us know if there is a theme, specific poses, or props you would like to use! For instance, tiny shoes, snapshots of the ultrasound, and posters announcing the baby are all popular maternity shoot props.

Get Plenty of Rest The Night Before

While sleeping well can become challenging during pregnancy, try to make it to bed early enough to get a good night’s sleep the night before your session.  This will help you feel refreshed and relaxed for the session.

Find The Perfect Outfit

Like any photography session, the perfect outfit depends on your unique style and personality! Some great options for maternity photos are flowing, floor-length gowns that give off an air of grace and elegance. You could also opt to wear your favorite maternity outfit.  The choice is yours, so choose something that makes you feel great, keeps you comfortable, and shows off that beautiful baby bump!

Couple & Family Maternity Photos

For first-time parents, a maternity session can be a fun way to mark and celebrate the transition into parenthood. For parents who already have kids, it’s often an opportunity for a photo shoot with the whole family.  Maternity sessions are about preserving memories, so bringing in your significant other or entire family can be a great way to remember the excitement everyone shares about the newest addition to the family.

Most importantly, have fun while we capture these beautiful memories! If you are in Hawaii and want to capture those breathtaking maternity moments, contact us to schedule your session!

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