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Tips to Look Your Best for Your Maternity Photography

From the moment you find out you’re pregnant, you go into “mommy mode,” making your baby your top priority before they’ve even arrived. As special as that is, you need to take time for yourself too! That’s what maternity photography is all about celebrating you and this incredible time in your life. You deserve to look and feel stunning for your session. As your trusted Bucks County maternity photographer, I have a few tips and tricks to help you look your best.


Hydrate Inside and Outside

We all know how important water is for our health, but it makes a difference in your appearance too. Drink plenty of water on the day of your session and the day before. This makes your skin look smoother and more youthful and gives you even more of that mom-to-be glow.


Make sure you hydrate from the outside too. Moisturize your skin an hour or two before your photo shoot, especially in areas that get dry like your elbows and knees as well as your lovely pregnant belly.


Make Rest a Priority

It’s easier said than done, but try to get plenty of sleep the night before your session. A great night’s sleep will keep you free from dark circles under your eyes or heavy eyelids. Plus, it gives you the energy to genuinely enjoy your photo shoot, which is just as important as the portraits themselves.


Invest in Professional Hair, Makeup, and Nail Services

Your maternity photo shoots don’t happen every day. This session is all about honoring you and your pregnancy, so what better time to get glammed up and feel like the gorgeous woman you are?


We’ll take plenty of photos of your hands caressing your belly, so consider getting a manicure. I can give you some color suggestions based on the style and look you want for your maternity photos. I also suggest booking professional hair and makeup services for your shoot. Not only will you be able to look spectacular but you’ll be able to relax and get pampered rather than having the stress of doing your own hair and makeup.


Relax and Have Fun!

This one is important! During your maternity photo session, I want to capture the authentic joy of this beautiful time in your life. You can trust that I’ll direct your poses in a way that best flatters you and your baby bump. Don’t worry about a thing, just relax and have a good time! Your ease and joy will come through in your photos.


Planning Your Maternity Photo Shoot

A fun and fruitful maternity photography session starts with choosing a skilled photographer who can help you not only look your best but feel comfortable every step of the way. Contact Samantha Wilson Photography in Bucks County, PA, and let’s start planning the photo shoot of your dreams.




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