Being a Professional Maternity, Newborn, Children and Cake Smash Photographer in Tampa there is a ton of things that could help you avoid a disastrous photoshoot! What are they you may wonder well lucky for you I provide my clients with a prep guide to help our session go as smooth as possible! We can not always predict how our baby will behave in a studio with flashing lights and mom jumping around like a monkey but we can do things that can help make baby feel more comfortable! After all you and baby should feel like celebrities and get a 5 star treatment!!

Lets start with Maternity Sessions shall we! What should we do to prepare for a photoshoot with Modern Newborn Photography. Lets face it to hire a great photographer you expect to pay a decent amount of money! During your photoshoot your making a fist and worried i’m going to see your chipped neon nail polish!! ohhhh no I forgot to paint my nails or better yet while I’m at the studio getting my makeup done i’ll paint them! Nooooooo! Please make time for you and your partner at least two days before your session to make sure your nails are well groomed and painted in a neutral tone! I can not stress that one enough haha. Also be sure to groom all the unwanted hair as I may be a bit up close and personal!

Makeup and Hair!  You should feel glamours and nothing beats the treatment of getting our hair and makeup done professionally. Avoid hair cuts and color the week of just incase the unbearable worse thing happens to you and there is no time to fix it. Instead two weeks from your session date upkeep in hair color and hair cuts should be made. Dakota (Your Photographer) is also a licensed cosmetologist and has done hair and makeup for almost every single Maternity session if you like what you see please don’t hesitate to ask about booking those services along with your session. She would be completely honored to help you!

Modern Newborn Photography has a large variety of designer gowns you may wear for your session. We ask that you please bring both nude and black undergarments to accommodate the gowns. Do not show up in a granny bra, we want those puppies to look supported! Push up and strapless bra’s are encouraged. Also boy short undies are best with the gowns as some are open to expose that beautiful belly of yours. If you are modest please feel free to bring a robe/sheet for outdoor outfit changes though it’s pretty easy to slip one over top and let the other one come down at the same time. Most clients prefer to be barefoot however you’re welcome to bring nude/white heals for more of a high end look. Also please feel free to bring jewelry as long as it stays true to the style in which we are shooting for.

This basically covers the basics of what to prepare for during your Maternity session! Stay tuned as next week I’ll share more on what to expect and how to prepare for a Newborn Session!! Ekkkkkk


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