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What to wear for your maternity shoot London Maternity & Pregnancy Photographer

Choosing what to wear for your photoshoot can be hard enough let alone when you are 34 weeks pregnant and want to document your precious bump, so I’ve put together my tips of what to wear based on years of pregnancy shoots.

Alexandra Joseph Photography

Barely there.

From baring it all to just the suggestion, the pregnant female form is beautiful. There are many ways to hide your modesty but i’ve found the most popular is a boudoir maternity shoot, think fabulous matching lingerie and tasteful poses and perhaps add in a little cover up. If that’s not your thing and you’d like to show just a little skin the bare bump shot also works well with separates.

Embrace your curves.

Whilst being heavily pregnant rarely goes with comfort, if you can, the tight t-shirt or body con dress looks stunning showing of your bump and all your wonderful curves.

If comfort is key.

Think romantic maxi / floaty dresses work wonders and look fantastic in pregnancy shots with still so many ways to show off your bump, simple, feminine and faltering for all.


I love a pop of colour but if your are after something more classic think muted neutral tones, whites, creams and greys all work well in any style. Avoid busy patterns and think solid colours, texture and layers.

Keeping it causal.

It might be that dresses aren’t your thing or it’s just the wrong time of year so jeans, tops, boots and layers work well. Chunky knits and oversized jumpers also create a soft feminine look whilst still showing off your bump.

Can’t decide – no problem.

If you’d like to use a couple of outfits for your shoot that’s not a problem, perhaps you’er after a few different looks, so go head, bring your entire wardrobe if you like.

For the Dad’s.

Whist I prefer my clients to stay clear of the jeans and white shirts, it can all get a bit too matching where you blend into one another, I certainly encourage coordination so your outfits compliment each other.

Pamper Preparation

Whilst the level of preparation is entirely up to you, I want you to feel your best for your shoot so would advise not to forget  your hair and make-up, and let’s be honest at this stage your unlikely to be able to paint your own toes, so why not treat yourself to a mani/pedi – you know you deserve it.

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