A pregnant woman in a white sheet takes maternity photos. Are you getting ready for a maternity shoot with one of the many Dallas maternity photographers? (We hope your shoot is with Miette Photography!) Here are a few tips to help you prepare with both what to do and what to avoid.

What to Do Before a Shoot: Advice From One of the Dallas Maternity Photographers

As Jayme says, there’s only one rule for what you should do before a maternity shoot: Get ready to have fun!

Still need more action items? Try relaxing before the shoot, joking around with Jayme, and embracing your natural beauty so Jayme can highlight it on camera. For a high fashion maternity photoshoot, you can also bring flowing or statement pieces, lean into your sexy side, and embrace your changing body.

And if you’d like to visit a hair salon to have your hair and makeup done, go ahead—but don’t overdo it. Jayme cautions that it’s a myth that you should wear more makeup for photos. She never has to add makeup to photos, but she does sometimes have to edit makeup out. And she’ll touch up your skin while editing anyway—if you want her to.

A pregnant woman in a silver robe takes maternity photos.

A pregnant woman takes maternity photos.

What to Avoid:

Here are a few things Jayme suggests avoiding for shoots with Dallas maternity photographers:

  • False eyelashes. They’re a current trend, but could become outdated in several years. If you do really want to wear them, opt for a more natural, subtle style.
  • Spray tans. They can make your skin look orange in photos. And if you plan to do newborn photos after birth, your skin may not look consistent across the two photo shoots.
  • Colored nail polish. Clean, manicured nails in clear polish don’t distract from your photos and won’t ever look outdated.

A pregnant woman takes maternity photos.

The Best Dallas Maternity Photographers Should Help You Love Your Photos

Jayme’s process for maternity sessions captures exactly the mood and style that the future mother wants. Once your session is booked, Jayme will schedule a phone consultation with you to discuss details like shooting style, poses, and clothing. She also creates a shot list to work from during the photo shoot.

You don’t need any modeling experience to look great in your images. Jayme can help you pose, feel comfortable, and have fun. No stress required!

A pregnant woman in thigh high boots takes maternity photos.

If you’re on the fence about where to book your maternity photos, why not reach out to Miette Photography? Jayme can answer any questions you have. Contact us today!

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