What style is best for your Maternity Photo Session?

Congratulations! Pregnancy is such a beautiful and special time in a woman’s life and deserves to be documented. Your round belly growing your tiny baby is only there for a short period and it is important to celebrate it. There are lots of options for capturing this sacred time in a woman’s life. Let’s face it, pregnancy for the most part is not as glamorous as it is perceived, but hiring a professional photographer to capture you at your best will allow you to have a lasting memory to share with your children and family.

Stunning Mom to be showing off her belly in a designer maternity gown in an outdoor Maternity photo session.

There are several styles of Maternity Photography. Fine Art Maternity (usually done in studio), Outdoor/ on-location Maternity and Lifestyle Maternity. With each of those photography styles, wardrobe recommendations will be different.

Those who want a more classic feel to their Maternity photos may opt for Fine Art Maternity Session done in studio with professional lighting. This style has more of an artistic approach and may involve the use of fabrics, silhouettes , or gorgeous gowns. Some Mom’s-to-be even opt to bare it all and proudly show off all of their new curves. Posing and post processing has a big impact in how the final images with Fine Art Maternity turn out. At our studio, located in Coral Springs, we invite all our Mama’s to come in for a fitting, try on dresses and take a tour before their photo session.

Studio Maternity Session with Designer Gown
Backlit Fine Art Maternity

An outdoor or on-location Maternity Photo Session is customized to clients personalities and the look they are trying to achieve. Some of my favorite spots for outdoor Maternity Sessions here is South Florida are Parkland Golf and Country Club, one of the many gorgeous beaches, Tree Tops Park in Davie and Quiet Water’s Park in Pompano Beach. Having your shoot done in more of an urban setting is also very popular. For example, having your photo shoot done on the top of a parking garage with downtown Miami in the background, coupled with a dramatic Maternity gown makes for gorgeous portraits. For clients who book with Lisa Lefevre Photography, they have access to over 25 designer Maternity gowns that they can use for their session at no additional cost. Adding professional hair and make-up finishes the look and we recommend it for every client who books. Our favorite south florida make-up artist is April South from Faces by April. www.facesbyapril.com

Parkland Golf and Country Club Maternity Session
Tree Tops Park, Davie, FL

The last style, a Lifestyle Maternity Photo Session, is typically done in the clients home and incorporates more of a photo-journalistic approach. Snuggling on the couch, sitting in the baby’s carefully decorated nursery or laying on a hammock together with your significant other on the patio. Special moments commemorating the expecting baby on the way and showcasing all the love and excitement between the soon to be parents.

So whether you choose to make more of a dramatic statement with your Fine Art Maternity Photo Session or prefer a more laid back approach (Lifestyle) to documenting your pregnancy, Lisa Lefevre Photography customizes your session so it is perfect for you!

Are you ready to book your dream Maternity Photo Shoot? It is best to schedule your maternity session early in your second trimester to allow for all the planning necessary to help us create your customized maternity session. The session is best when done between 30-34 weeks. We look forward to working with you!