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N&C’s Maternity Session: The Perfect Wardrobe


Whoever said that a mom-to-be can’t still be the most stylish and elegant on the block? When N&C came in for their Toronto maternity session, it was almost like shooting a supermodel. Not only did N know exactly what kind of wardrobe would suit her best and look amazing on camera, this gorgeous mom posed so naturally that I couldn’t help but ask if she has a model portfolio sat on the coffee table back home!

One of the first things I run through with a mom-to-be who is planning to visit us at the studio for a Toronto maternity session is how to select her wardrobe. It’s one of the most important parts of the preparation – and for more than one good reason.

The perfect wardrobe doesn’t just stand out beautifully for the camera. It also flatters mom as she poses for her portraits, showing off the beautiful curve of her growing belly and the little miracle still hidden inside. Most importantly of all, it helps mom relax into the photoshoot at a time when not every woman is necessarily feeling at her best.

Even for clients who have plenty of experience in front of the camera, choosing a wardrobe during pregnancy is often a brand new challenge. I like to include some bare-belly shots using carefully placed sheets or lingerie if mom feels comfortable with the idea, and N took this a step further with a casually draped cardigan that perfectly cupped her tummy. I offer as much guidance as a client needs to select that perfect wardrobe but, in this case, my help wasn’t needed at all!

The most vital thing about a maternity session wardrobe is that it makes mom feel both comfortable and beautiful. To round out her choices, N wore a gently fitted black dress with a cute belt tucked over her baby belly as a wonderful added touch.

Dad was just as much of a superstar during this session, easing into loving poses with mom and choosing a wardrobe that complemented hers to a tee. Both were at ease as the camera’s subjects and willing to try a wide variety of poses and positions. These elements all combined to make a flawless set of maternity shots that I hope N&C will cherish for a lifetime.

The next time I see this loving couple, they’ll be holding a brand new life in their arms. With parents as vibrant as these, I have no doubt that their little boy will be a wonder to behold and I’m looking forward to coaxing mom and dad back in front of the camera, too!

As you can see from mom’s blossoming belly, it won’t be too long now before two become three. I wish N&C the very best as they enter this special time in their lives together and I can’t wait to see them soon along with their precious bundle.

Are you ready to book a Toronto maternity session or a newborn photoshoot with your little one? We’re looking forward to hearing from you, so give us a call or email us at the studio right now!

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