...you're becoming mother, let's create timeless artworks that celebrate you and the new wonderful world within you...
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Maternity is the most unique time in your life and you have to create timeless works of art that celebrate you and the new wonderful world within you... I strongly believe that women have to feel more desirable, beautiful and empowered especially during the pregnancy time...
Melbourne MATERNITY & NEWBORN PHOTOGRAPHY - Le Chat Noir - Boudoir
Pregnancy Photography Session are ideally captured between 28-34 weeks when your belly is nice and round and you feel comfortable.
Newborns are better photographed up to 3 weeks to take lovely "sleepy" photos. It is the best to book in your Newborn Photography Shoot while you are still pregnant, a time frame will be reserved around the due date.
The best time for a Pregnancy Boudoir Photoshoot
The timing for your Pregnancy boudoir photoshoot is critical. If you schedule your session too early, your body bump will not be as visible. If you arrange a session too late, you might deal with discomfort, swelling and pain... Schedule your pregnancy boudoir photography session with Le Chat Noir to occour within the 24th and 38th week of pregnancy. During this time, your bump will have a nice round shape that will look beautiful in photographs...
What to wear for your maternity photo shoot
Maternity photos can be some of the most beautiful and intimate photos that you’ll ever take, what better way to remember this special period of your life, than to photograph the transformation of your body? Having the perfect outfit is key to making your photos look amazing. If you’re searching for the perfect dress to wear for your upcoming maternity photo shoot, here are some ideas that will help you and your beautiful belly look stunning.
GENERAL STYLE TIPS
Regardless of what style of photography you choose to take, below are some general style tips we find that you just can't go wrong with.
We love a flowy, maxi dress as it is incredibly flattering for any shape or size. They are great for pregnant photos also for practical reasons, as they can hide your swollen feet or crankles if you suffer from them during later stages of your pregnancy. The flowing fabric looks amazing in the wind and creates a lot of movement in a still photo.
Soft block colours
Soft, block colours are always great as they shift the focus on your belly and make it stand out more than other patterns. White/ivory, blush/pink, baby blue are some of the most popular colours for summer maternity shoots.
Nothing looks more feminine on a pregnant woman than the soft, luxurious lace, it softens and enhances your pregnant body and it’s also timeless. Check out some lace collections.
Pregnancy photos are probably the only photos you will take whereby you can forget about sucking in your stomach... What a woman’s body does during pregnancy is incredible, showing that off is the perfect way to pay tribute to your body. You can go with beautifully tight fitted dresses, they look stunning because they truly show off the amazing pregnant body.
Comfort is NOT overrated
One thing about outdoor shoots is that it's weather dependent, so make sure you dress for the weather as you don't want to be feeling uncomfortably hot or freezing during the shoot, because then all you want to do is to wrap up the session as quickly as you can.
At-home maternity sessions
These are my absolute favourites, let me explain why:
at-home maternity sessions are super cozy, very intimate and captures the essence of your personality, style and relationship. When you are in your home environment, you are your most relaxed and true self, and that comes across through the camera lenses.
Your choice of clothing can also be quite relaxed and comfortable, opt for soft coloured casual wear, or sexy lingerie (if you prefer a more intimate boudoir shoot), and make sure that complements your partner's style as well.
my last suggestion is
to PREPARE Three OUTFITS
My last suggestion is to have three outfits ready to go for your maternity (pregnancy) shoot so you can have some nice variety in your photos, you can prepare one casual and one more dressy outfit, or two dresses with different styles or colour. Its also nice to just have a backup outfit to have more room to get creative with the combination of different outfits and backdrops. Let me know before hand you might need an outfit change during your shoot, most will be more than happy to accommodate that...