Loading... Please wait...

Blog

4 Tips for Taking Maternity Photos

Posted

Maternity photos are a wonderful way to document your life during pregnancy. Hopefully, you’re enjoying the glow of pregnancy and want to capture it. However, even if you aren’t feeling your best, it doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t be photographed.

Here are some tips for taking maternity photos.

1. Location

First, decide on a location that you would like to take pictures. I have always preferred natural light and taking my pictures outside. However, some prefer the comfort and privacy of their own home and others prefer a studio for a more formal vibe. All three are great locations and your pictures will look beautiful.

2. Timing

The best time to schedule a maternity photoshoot is when the belly is large, but not too big. This is typically in Months 7 and 8. At this point your belly will be big and beautiful but not too big where it is hard to move around or pose for a picture.

3. Feeling Beautiful

I think the most important thing is that you feel beautiful, when we feel beautiful inside and out it will shine through in your photos. So buy the dress you love, get your hair done, and put on some makeup.

4. Attire

I suggest wearing a solid color, a pattern would be too busy and take the focus away from your bump. Avoid wearing anything too trendy you don't want to look back at your photos and think why did I wear that? I prefer simple flowy dresses or a tighter floor length dress that showcases your bump. Some of my favorite dresses are from Rachel Pally www.rachelpally.com, Sew Trendy, and of course Nuova Vita www.nuovavita.com

Pictures last a lifetime so take this moment to cradle your baby bump and take the moment to connect to your baby bump. The twinkle in your heart and eyes will shine through in your photos.

XO - Francesca

A Romantic Rustic Chic Wedding

On April 7th 2017 my cousin Chelsea married the love of her life Josh Trotta. They had dated for 7 years and when he asked her to marry him on Christmas Day 2015 we could not have been more happy for them!I was the MOH and my daughter Rosalina was one of the flower girls. [...]

Read More »


New Year ..... New Life

Nuova Vita means new life and during this time of year I always think of how I can make changes and become a better person for myself and for my family.A new year to me is a time to let go of what no longer serves us and to open ourselves up to new beginnings [...]

Read More »


Three Reasons You Should Take Maternity Photos

When I was pregnant with my first child, I made the mistake of not taking professional maternity photos. I was asked by a couple of my friends who were photographers, but I wasn’t feeling myself. I was busting at the seams and couldn’t fathom getting all dolled up for a photo session. I opted not [...]

Read More »


How to Find the Perfect Bridesmaid Dress Part II

 As I previously discussed, finding the right bridesmaid gown can be daunting. Everyone has a different style, theme and location for their wedding, so how does a bride choose the perfect look?Patterns – I am seeing more patterns being introduced into bridesmaid dresses. I can picture these dresses in a garden wedding, country wedding, [...]

Read More »


How to Find the Perfect Bridesmaid Dress Part I

Hunting for bridesmaid dresses can be one of the most difficult parts of the wedding planning process. Before you decide what style of bridesmaid dresses you want, here are three important points to consider:The location of your wedding,The theme of your wedding,And finally, but most importantly, your personal style.The location of your weddingLocation. Location. [...]

Read More »


5 GIFTS FOR YOUR BRIDESMAIDS

5 GIFTS FOR YOUR BRIDESMAIDS Bridesmaids are such an important part of the entire process of getting married. From the bachelorette party, to the bridal shower, to the Big Day! Brides give their bridesmaids a gift before the wedding to show their appreciation for all their love, support, and hard work helping [...]

Read More »


OH BABY!

On July 4th, 2015, our lives changed for the second time. We found out we were expecting our second child!I had a slight feeling that I could be pregnant and even though it was a bit early to test, I took one anyway. July 4th is my husband’s birthday. In my head, I figured [...]

Read More »


Three Ways to Style your Bridesmaids so They Stand Out

Have you ever been to a wedding where the bridesmaids are wearing different dresses? Have you ever been on Pinterest and saw a photograph of stunning bridal party wearing the same color dress with different accessories? The options are endless when it comes to styling your bridesmaids, and each look can be achieved in a fairly [...]

Read More »


50 Shades of Grey - Romantic Wedding Color

When you think of “50 Shades of Grey”, you immediately think of romance and love.Create your romantic wedding with the perfect 50 Shades of Grey color palettes. One never expects that grey can achieve such beauty. Teamed with more vibrant colors, grey can really help bring together an entire look.For a spring or summer wedding, [...]

Read More »


Sign up for our newsletter

View Cart Go To Checkout