Pregnancy is such a special time for both you and your partner, from brainstorming baby names to guessing what your little one's gender will be to designing his or her nursery. Like many other of life's milestones, this is one to definitely capture in photo form. Case in point? This dreamy sunlit session from Jose Villa! See more in The Vault and keep scrolling for 5 maternity session tips.
Choose a location that radiates beauty or has some special meaning to you. Whether it's a beautiful al fresco scene like this one, in your freshly designed nursery or at your favorite vacation spot, try to consider your backdrop and what it will offer for image variation.
Want to capture that sweet bump without feeling totally huge (or exhausted)? Aim to set a shoot date toward the end of your second trimester or beginning of your second when that bump is super adorable and while you still have the energy to get jazzed up and walk around in dresses and heels!
Choose flattering dresses to show off that cutie bump of yours. Flowy styles are a favorite, or opt for a striped number to enhance your belly if you're doing the shoot a bit early on in your pregnancy.
Hair and Makeup
Treat yourself to a bit of pampering with professional hair and makeup! There's no doubt that you deserve it. You've probably already got a beautiful mama-to-be glow going on, but the extra fancying will be so much fun.
Props (or Pups!)
Include things that are special to you. Whether that's a darling little pair of shoes you bought for baby or your first (furry) babies. These little trinkets and treasures are things you'll love looking back on after baby has arrived and for the years to come.