What to Wear: Maternity

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One of the most important parts of your maternity photo session is clothing! We want you to wear timeless pieces that fit your personal style and make you feel beautiful! Below you will find 10 Tips on What to Wear for your maternity session.

  1. Multiple Outfits – Most of the time, our maternity sessions allow for at least 2 outfits. This will add variety to your images and allow you to create 2 different looks. You might choose to have one outfit set to be more dressy and the other to be more casual.
  2. Form Fitting – A comfortable stretchy outfit that hugs all your curves and shows off that beautiful baby bump. There are many types of clothing to choose from to get a form fitting look: maxi dress, short dress, top and skirt, top and pants.
  3. Flowing – Flowing dresses and skirts show beautiful movement in photos. Boho style maxi dresses are perfect for this look as are some specialty maternity gowns. You can use lace or sheer fabric to show off even more of that baby bump.
  4. Colors & Patterns – Both solid colors and beautiful patterns can work wonderfully. Stay away from neons & busy patterns.
  5. Textures – Utilizing textured fabric in your clothing can create more visual interest in the photos. Lace, chiffon, denim, crochet, and chunky knits are all good choices.
  6. Layers – Layering pieces add wonderful variety and can help cover any areas you might be self-conscious about.
  7. Accessories – Necklaces, Earrings, Scarves, Bracelets, Rings, Headpieces, and Hats can complete an outfit. Choose wisely, don’t overdo them and make sure they match the aesthetic of your outfit.
  8. Undergarments – Well fitting undergarments can make a world of difference! Make sure you have bras and underwear that work with each outfit you plan to use during your session.
  9. Coordinate – Dad and any children who will be in the photos need to wear outfits that coordinate with Mom. Be careful to not overdo patterns. Choose simple, comfortable outfits that fit well.
  10. Where to Shop – Don’t get stuck shopping only in the maternity section, there are beautiful pieces of ‘regular’ clothes that will work wonderfully during pregnancy as well! Look through the clothes you already have to see if you have some pieces that will work well. You can also use this as a time to treat yourself to something new, below are a list of great places to shop for beautiful clothes for your maternity session.
    1. Pink Blush
    2. Forever 21
    3. Lulu’s
    4. Asos
    5. Free People
    6. Plum Pretty Sugar
    7. Marshall’s
    8. TJ Maxx
    9. Ross
    10. Target
    11. Old Navy
    12. Sew Trendy

Choosing what to wear can be overwhelming and difficult. We love to help! Check out our Maternity Pinterest board for outfit inspiration. You can always email us at blodgettfamilyphotography@gmail.com or message us on Facebook with photos of your potential outfit choices. We will help you decide what to wear. This allows us to ensure that we will be able to create beautiful, timeless maternity photos that you and your children will always cherish.

View our Maternity Portfolio & Our Session Pricing

Contact Us or Email Us at blodgettfamilyphotography@gmail.com to book your maternity session.

Maternity Model Call

Blodgett Family Photography is looking for 3 pregnant mothers for maternity photography sessions! We need one pregnant mama for each of these three session types: outdoor lifestyle maternity session, indoor lifestyle maternity session, intimate indoor couples maternity session. The first 2 session types can include the whole family.

You must be between 28 and 36 weeks pregnant at the time of the session. Sessions will take place during June 2017.

Your outfit choices must be approved by us prior to the photo session to ensure that you will look your best and meet our vision for the session.

You must sign a model release for us to use these images on our website, social media and marketing materials.

We will take submissions through May 31, 2017.

What you receive:
A complimentary portrait session (to include a consultation and reveal & ordering appointment) with Blodgett Family Photography.

You will receive 3 high-resolution images of your choice from the session and 15% off Collections and A La Carte Prints and Products if you choose to make a purchase. You are NOT obligated to make any purchases from the gallery. Click here to view our collections.

To be considered for a complimentary Maternity Session, fill out our questionnaire below.

You must email a recent picture of yourself to us at blodgettfamilyphotography@gmail.com to be considered.

Notification of Selection: Entries will be selected based upon the needs of Blodgett Family Photography’s artistic vision. The selected individual/family will be notified via email to the email address they entered the Questionnaire by June 2, 2017. Blodgett Family Photography shall have no liability for an applicant’s failure to receive notices due to spam, junk e-mail, or other security settings. If the selected individuals/families cannot be contacted, is ineligible, fails to claim their complimentary session within 2 days from the time notification was sent, or fails to timely return a completed and executed agreement and model release as required, session may be forfeited and an alternate individual/family selected.

BoyMom Session – Emily and the Boys

This Mommy and Me Session was so much fun to photograph! Emily loves being a boymom and has such a great time with them. Since I have 2 boys of my own around the same ages, I was right in my comfort zone photographing them. We explored, played, and everyone had a great time.

mom and me lifestyle session in knoxville, tn

Every child seems to love picking flowers for their Mommy. It’s always a highlight of our Mommy and Me sessions.

mother and sons picking flowers and playing together, family lifestyle session in knoxville, tn

We love playing games during our sessions to keep the kids engaged and happy.

ring around the rosie, mommy and me lifestyle mini session in knoxville, tn

When we pulled out the blanket, the boys got excited. They hopped right on and laid down beside mommy for some photos. Then they ran and jumped on mom to play. Then they decided that it must be time for sleep since we had a blanket out, so they both laid down and pretended to sleep! Being a boymom comes with so many unique and fun moments.

mom and sons playing and cuddling in the field at sunset, boymom, family lifestyle session, knoxville, tn

running in the field, boymom, knoxville, tn photography

This was an action filled, fun, sweet Mommy and Me session. It’s an honor to get to capture these memories for families. Mommy and Me sessions tend to appeal more to mothers with little girls, but they are so important for boymoms too!

Mommy and Me Session – Sarah & Riley

Sarah and Riley are such a fun mother daughter pair! Riley was excited to go on an adventure and explore new places during their mommy and me session. The clouds and sunlight were so beautiful during our session! It was magical.

mommy and me session, mom and daughter kissing at sunset in lifestyle photography session, knoxville, tn

Riley will be a big sister soon! Her new little sister will be here in June. I’m sure the photos from this mommy and me session will be special to all of them as they grow up.

mom and daughter sitting together at sunset, lifestyle photography session, knoxville, tn

Picking flowers is always a favorite activity during our mommy and me sessions! Every child seems to love picking flowers for their mother.

mom kissing daughter, sitting together, mommy and me session, lifestyle photography, knoxville, tn

When Riley spotted the picnic table, she climbed right up and started playing. She balanced while walking on the bench, jumped into mommy’s arms to give her a hug, and enjoyed getting swung around.

mom and daughter playing and hugging in lifestyle photography session in knoxville, tn

There is something so magical about this photo, mother and daughter walking off into the light and shadow of the trees.

mommy and me session, mom and daughter holding hands, walking in the forest in knoxville, tn

Mommy and Me Sessions are extra special and such an important thing to do. Moms are often the ones behind the camera, capturing all the fun and personality of their children. When you and your children look back at your photo albums in 10 years or 20 years, you will all also want to see photos of the kids with you, their mother. Treat yourself to a mommy and me session, you deserve it, and these are photos that will be cherished forever.

Our final week of Mommy and Me Sessions is coming up. These are 20 minute mini sessions. You will receive 20 edited photos with a print release. The session fee is $75. These session times are available:

Sunday, April 30: 6:30, 7

Tuesday, May 2: 6, 6:30, 7, 7:30

Thursday, May 4: 6:30, 7:30

Contact Us or message us on Facebook to book your session.

Maternity Photo Session – The Carlson’s

Ashley & Greg are expecting their first baby! Their baby girl will be born sometime in the next month and they are very excited. It was a beautiful evening for this maternity photo session, and Ashley definitely has that lovely pregnancy glow!

Knoxville, TN sunset maternity photography

Knoxville, Tn Maternity Photography Session

Maternity photo sessions are so special! It’s such a short time of life (even though that last month can feel like forever!) It’s important to document and remember that there is beauty in pregnancy.

Maternity Photography Session Knoxville, TN

Ashley and Greg are such a fun couple! They laughed, joked and had fun together through the whole maternity photo session. Their baby girl will never be bored with them.

Lifestyle Maternity Session in field, Knoxville, TN

Lifestyle Maternity Photo Session in Knoxville, TN

Couples Lifestyle Maternity Photography Session, Knoxville, TN

Their love is so apparent in the way that they look at each other.

Sunset Lifestyle Maternity Photography Session in Knoxville, TN

Sunset Maternity Couples Maternity Lifestyle Session in Knoxville, TN

Are you pregnant and interested in a Maternity Photo Session? Visit our Lifestyle Sessions page for more information about our sessions and pricing.

Maternity Photo Session in Knoxville, TN. We also serve the surrounding areas of Maryville, Seymour, and Sevier County.