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What to Wear for your Maternity Session, is simpler than you think!

After you have booked in your session date, the first question you might ask is “what should we wear?”

Here are 5 tips on what to wear when planning a lifestyle newborn session.

Tip 1 – Simple Plain coloured Dress

It might surprise you that you may already have your outfit ready to go. What have you been wearing through your latest trimester? A figure hugging cotton dress is always great, we want to show off that beautiful bump. Wearing that and even throwing over a lace lingerie gown, or a kimono is perfect, and a popular choice.

Tip 2, Crop Top and skirt

It seems every clothing store these days have a range or crop tops and they are amazing to wear for a maternity shoot!! You can find beautiful ones that are off the shoulder and or have pretty ruffles and more. You may find one with sheer long sleeves too. Pair this with a flowy long skirt and you have a great combination for a gorgeous set. Being Summer there are heaps of skirts your could find, or you may even have one in your closet already. Alternatively you can keep it really simple with a bando top and underwear, or your bikinis with your robe or kimono on top.


Most woman will agree that a maxi dress is perfect to show off your bump, all whilst making you feel completely comfortable. Maybe something with soft colours, as long as you an pull it in nicely around your tummy to show off your bump.

Tip 4 –  Treat yourself

I know! You just had a baby and aren’t feeling your best. But this is the perfect time to pamper yourself! If it just feels like too much to do your own hair with the lack of sleep you have had, organise a mobile hair + makeup artist, schedule a massage or have your nails done. Looking super relaxed and at your best will make you feel more comfortable during the session.


I know it is warm at the moment, and it might seem like an unlikely choice, but a wooly knit or jumper can really add a gorgeous feel to a maternity session. It looks cosy and cute, and perfect to wrap up your baby bump safely. These are perfect for at home lifestyle sessions.

I adore documenting lifestyle newborn sessions because my clients can incorporate more of themselves into the session…that is what makes every session so unique. Your home décor, the colours and of course your style might play a part in what clothing you choose. The images I capture are to create natural and candid photos of you enjoying family time in your home space.