Behind the scenes of a maternity session and how to prepare. Mimosa Studios — Motherhood & Family Photographer in Montreal
Behind the scenes of a maternity session and how to prepare. Mimosa Studios — Motherhood & Family Photographer in Montreal

Choosing the Perfect Photographer:

Selecting the right photographer is the cornerstone of a successful maternity photoshoot. Consider the following factors:

  1. Style Compatibility: Look for a photographer whose style aligns with your vision. Whether you prefer classic portraits, candid moments, or artistic compositions, finding a photographer whose portfolio resonates with you is key.
  2. Experience and Expertise: Opt for a photographer with experience in maternity photography. Seasoned professionals understand how to capture the beauty of pregnancy while ensuring your comfort and confidence throughout the session. In my personal opinion and experience, choosing a mom also helps as they really understand how it feels to be pregnant and what to capture.
  3. Personal Connection: Building a rapport with your photographer is essential for a relaxed and enjoyable experience. Choose someone who listens to your ideas, addresses your concerns, and makes you feel at ease.

Preparing for Your Session (steps if you chose to go with me):

Once you’ve chosen your photographer, it’s time to prepare for your maternity photoshoot. Here’s how:

  1. Wardrobe Selection: Choose outfits that make you feel comfortable and confident. Flowing dresses, form-fitting tops, and accessories that accentuate your bump can all make for stunning photographs. Consider coordinating outfits with your partner and any other family members participating in the shoot. To make this easier for you, I will send you my full style guide which is included in all of my sessions. I am also here for you in helping choosing the right things from your wardrobe, just send me photos of what you think could look good and I will guide you! Finally there is also my client closet to which you will have access.
  2. Props and Accessories: Personalize your photoshoot by incorporating meaningful props and accessories. Ultrasound images, baby shoes, or heirloom items add a sentimental touch to your photographs. In my studio, I also have a bunch of flowers and other things that can enhance the photos and add a personal touch.
  3. Location Scouting: Discuss potential locations with me. Whether you prefer a serene outdoor setting, the comfort of your own home, or a professional studio, selecting the right location sets the tone for your photoshoot. I have a list of outdoor locations that are stunning, several backdrops available in my studio or can bring my studio to your home if you prefer!


Communicating Your Vision:

Effective communication ensures that your photographer understands your vision and preferences. Here’s how to convey your wishes:

  1. Open Dialogue: Prior to the shoot, have a candid conversation with your photographer — this is why all my packages include a consultation to discuss. Share your ideas, inspirations, and any specific requests you may have.
  2. Visual References: Provide examples of maternity photographs that resonate with you. This helps your photographer understand your aesthetic preferences and tailor the shoot accordingly. You can do so by creating a Pinterest moodboard or sending me photos that inspire you otherwise.
  3. Flexibility: While it’s essential to communicate your vision, remain open to your photographer’s suggestions and creative input. Trust their expertise and embrace the collaborative process.
Behind the scenes of a maternity session and how to prepare. Mimosa Studios — Motherhood & Family Photographer in Montreal

With careful planning, thoughtful preparation, and clear communication, your maternity photoshoot will be a cherished experience that beautifully captures this extraordinary chapter of your life. If you choose me as your photographer, I am committed to making this journey memorable and enjoyable for you. Let’s create timeless memories together.

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