So this is a two part question...
1. When did you do your maternity pics? Do you wish you had done a different time?
2. What did you wear? (Pics please!) Any advise on the clothing front?
My photographer friend suggested around 32 weeks or so before I got super uncomfortable/bloated.
I am thinking about something like one of these with a cardigan, wedges or contrasting flats and statement necklace. I don't want anything over the top, maybe just five ish decent photos.
persimmon / 1364 posts
I didn't do maternity pics which I now kind of regret because I think I looked great pregnant (not to toot my own horn or anything.)
I really like long flowy dresses in maternity pictures.
wonderful grape / 20453 posts
Early 30 weeks is good for that reason--you're not swollen, your bump is cute and round (not square-ish and weird like it gets later, heh...or at least mine does) and you can still move! I think dresses always look good in photos.
pomelo / 5228 posts
I think I was told 30-34w is best. Mine were right at the end of that window. I wore a wrap shirt and jeans.
pomegranate / 3113 posts
I had DH take some photos of me just before 37 weeks. I was fine with it, didn't feel huge or tired or anything, but if we'd put it off any later there wouldn't have been photos because DD came three days afterward! It was winter so I just wore jeans and a sweater, they weren't very fancy photos. They actually came out great, though.
hostess / wonderful apple seed / 16729 posts
Good question. I need to start thinking about this. I'm having twins though so I'll probably do it in the second trimester.
papaya / 10343 posts
For photography clients I recommend right around 7 months for the same reason. But personally I didn't do them until I was 36 weeks because I'm overweight and wasn't showing like I wanted to for pics until the very end. And I was lucky that I didn't swell so it was NBD. I wore a maxi dress and cardigan for some pics, and jeans and a tank top with a cardigan for the rest.
pomelo / 5791 posts
I did them at 31 weeks last time and they went great!
wonderful kiwi / 23653 posts
1. I did it roughly a month before my due date. It was perfect! My bump was big enough, but it wasn't so close to due date that I was just feeling super bleh. Plus my EDD was Dec so it would've been too cold; Nov was juuust still warm enough to take outsdoor pics without jackets
I don't want to post my face and all but I did some in a light gray maxi dress and DH was in navy tshirt (we were home). Then did a few sports bra/bare belly ones and DH was in white tshirt. Then went ouside I had jeggins, brown riding boots and a grey/yellow stripe sweater while DH had dark jeans, boat shoes, dark gray sweater w/ blue checkered shirt under
cantaloupe / 6634 posts
@snowjewelz: Thank you--that graphic is helpful!
honeydew / 7622 posts
I did them at 32 weeks. I could have gone to 35 easily/ that's when I started gaining weight in my face.
We did them at the mountain so I wore wintery stuff that showed off my bump. It depends on the season/location. My girl @littlejoy shot them
nectarine / 2053 posts
I think it was around 34 weeks and it was a good time for me!
I wore a black dress because I felt fat & I don't recommend it because some of the pictures don't show the bump well
pomegranate / 3658 posts
I did them at 34 weeks, I think I would have been happy with anything 31-34, not later than that though. I would stay away from flowy fabrics since you want to highlight the curve of the bump, both above and below. So pick something that really hugs the belly. I did a snug sweater and jeans and loved the photos.
nectarine / 2086 posts
I'm doing mine at 32 weeks - morning of our baby shower so I will be all fixed up already!
nectarine / 2600 posts
I scheduled mine for June 20, I'll be almost 36 weeks, but now I'm thinking I should push it back a few weeks. I wanted one of the first weekends in June, but the photographer was already booked. I'm worried now!
Nothing nailed down yet as to what I'm wearing, but so far my best option is this Pink Blush maternity dress I ordered from Zulily.
ETA: Just emailed my photographer and changed my pics to May 31! I'll be just shy of 33 weeks. I feel better now!
wonderful pear / 26210 posts
We did ours in October, I was due in December, I don't remember the specific week, but it was unusually warm that day, so I wore a brown maxi dress with a turquoise beaded necklace.
apricot / 363 posts
I did mine a little on the early side - 28 weeks but I'm happy with the results. If I waited much longer it would be too hot outside here. I also wore something much tighter than I normally do but I wanted the bump to get all the attention!