Preparation Guide for your Maternity Shoot
Firstly I am so excited to be shooting this very exciting occasion for you and I know that we are going to have a heap of fun doing it. If you have particular images of mine that you have seen you are more than welcome to send them through to me so I can start drafting out a timeline and organising your photo-shoot. Please avoid sending me other photographers work.
I have a huge Collection of Beautiful Maternity Gowns for use within your session. In addition, I work with Mama Rentals who offer an amazing collection of maternity dresses for hire at a discount for my clients. If you dont see something you love in my gallery you are more than welcome to hire a dress direct from Mama Rentals
Dont Forget to ask for your Discount for Alana Taylor Photography Clients
Must Haves/Must Bring
Please bring at least 1 beautiful matching Bra and knickers set (you can see my pinterest board for inspiration)
Strapless Bra (white or beige if possible)
White, Beige and Black Undies
Black and White Bra (make sure they are not maternity bras as they do not look nice in photos)
1-2 Nice fitted dresses (optional) to show off your belly. Do not bring loose fitted dresses we want the focus to be on your belly. Again please see my Pinterest Board
Please ensure that you bring the top items above in the Must have section. Also please refer to my Pinterest Board as it has loads of ideas to help you select clothing that will look good for you shoot. I have a variety of maternity dresses and outfits available for you to use during your session so dont worry if you dont have much to bring along clothes wise. These special dresses are made especially for photography and will look great in your photos. In addition I also work with Mama Rentals who offer an amazing collection of maternity dresses for hire at a discount for my clients. If you dont see something you love in my gallery you are more than welcome to hire a dress direct from Mama Rentals
Fitted and cropped tops are great for showing off your belly also. As well as off the shoulder tops look gorgeous too.
Try to coordinate with each other. Jean’s, Slacks and soft fabrics look good on him too. Slacks and nice plain shirts can look fantastic. Also be sure to bring plain T-shirts in solid colours such as grey, black or white and please avoid any logos as they can look tacky in photos. You can see my Pinterest Board for inspiration
What to Wear - Siblings
For the Boys - Jeans or Jean Shorts and a plain top or shirt (without patterns or logos)
For the Girls - A nice dress or I have some here that can be used
They’ll be barefoot, so no need to look for clean shoes.
Make sure their eyes, nose, finger and toenails are clean and groomed.
Hair & Make Up
Make -up should be classic and clean. However your foundation can be quite thick as this photographs well and helps me to smooth out your skin in post-processing. Finger and toenails groomed. Lotion and lip balm will help with close-ups.
Hair the same - loose is best. Have your hair either straightened or curled/waved depending on your style. We can put it up to suit a shot at a later time if needed, so make sure you bring hair ties and bobby pins.
I highly recommend drinking lots of extra water for the prior two days…it will make your skin look particularly beautiful!
Leave the rest to me!