There are lots of options for planning your maternity session, it all depends on your style, taste and the level of modesty you are comfortable with. I am more than happy to discuss options with you. Many clients like to try out several options and home and text me photos to get feedback.
Form fitting clothing that shows off your belly
Solids or smallish patterns. Avoid anything with words on it or larger patterns
Low waist jeans with a button up shirt
Wrap style tops
Tank top with built in bra
Skirts that can go underneath the belly
For more ideas, check out my Pinterest Board for what to wear to a maternity session.
I have a few fabric wraps that are an option for a more drapey look. If you want to use the wraps, I highly recommend a strapless bra and underwear in a nude color.
Makeup should be natural and what you would normally wear on a daily basis. Avoid the temptation to do extra makeup, as it often ends up looking too dark.
Since your hands may be in the photo, make sure your nails are neat and well-groomed. Chipped nail polish can really stand out in a photo.
Shoes should be comfortable and appropriate to the location.
These are not essential, but if you want to use some props in the photos, like your ultrasound photo, baby booties, or a stuffed animal from the nursery, please feel free to bring it to the session.
Bring with you:
Stuff to touch up hair and makeup if needed.
Change of clothing if your session is longer than an hour
If you would like to have some bare belly shots, be sure to wear loose clothing for an hour or more before the session to avoid any imprint from elastic.