A boudoir maternity photo in a black lace wrap.

If you’ve spent time researching maternity shoot styles, you may have discovered the word “boudoir.” But what exactly is a boudoir maternity session?

At Miette Photography, we specialize in high fashion and boudoir maternity shoots that stand the test of time. Many expecting mothers in the Dallas/Fort Worth area come to us seeking this specific format. Learn more about what a session entails and whether it’s right for you.

Boudoir Maternity Sessions Mimic the Boudoir Concept

A boudoir maternity portrait in front of a window.

Boudoir photography has grown in popularity over the last few years, but the concept isn’t new. It came to life in the 1920s as a way to celebrate real women’s bodies. It’s more than just a photograph—it’s art.

While specific styles ebb and flow, current boudoir photography usually features women of all body types wearing lingerie in front of a camera. They’re embodying their own sexuality. The shoots are often booked by soon-to-be brides. But anyone, for any reason, can have boudoir photos taken.

Boudoir maternity is a sub-category that features pregnant women in lingerie or other sensual clothing and poses. It’s a way to capture your memories of pregnancy in a non-traditional way. And it’s the opposite of ho-hum. You might be surprised how much fun you have at your shoot!

Feel Sexy With Your Baby Bump

A boudoir maternity photo with a white sheet.

This recent shoot is an example of how your maternity photos can be not only beautiful, but sensual. The mother brought simple underwear, a bodysuit, and a cozy sweater for her shoot. But she also wore this sheer duster to show off her curves.

We played around with different poses to accentuate her figure while covering up the bare necessities. She wasn’t afraid to step out of her comfort zone. With a little pose guidance and studio lighting, her maternity photos will help her feel sexy during this season and post-partum.

What to Wear to a Boudoir Maternity Session

A boudoir maternity photo of a woman in black underwear.

Similar to a high fashion maternity shoot, you can bring lingerie and fabrics that make you feel glamorous. The more minimal the coverage, the better. You can even wear nothing at all—which simplifies your decision-making!

Just make sure that you’re comfortable, too. Nobody feels good in tight panties or a bra that doesn’t fit right. It might be worth splurging on a lingerie set that fits your body as it is now. You can also wear loose, sheer fabrics that don’t constrain and cover up just the right places.

If you want unconventional, timeless maternity photos, a boudoir maternity session could be just what you’re looking for. Contact us today to learn more and book your session! (Pssst: you can also ask your friends and family to help pay for your shoot.)

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