Burnaby-North Vancouver Maternity Newborn Baby Photography

Pregnancy / Maternity Photoshoot
Tips and Prep Guide

to your upcoming maternity photoshoot


I recommend wearing a pair of nude thong underwear and a strapless nude bra – these will be perfect for most dresses. Should you not have a nude strapless bra, please bring a white and black bra.

Maternity Photography Vancouver Couple posing in Black and White

for your partner

It would be great to have a couple of options for partners if they’ll be in the portraits as well. I recommend bringing one lighter-coloured outfit (e.g. khakis and a white shirt) and one darker option (dark blue or grey shirt and dark pants). If you’re going for a casual look, some fitted jeans and t-shirts or dress shirts in dark or light tones will do the trick. For a more formal look, opt for a button-down shirt, pants, and shoes. Again always great if you bring options.

Please avoid logos and patterns.


Jeans – For a casual yet chic look, try non-maternity jeans. They look cute and stylish, and pair well with any top.
Avoid maternity jeans, which can be unflattering in images.

Black or White pants/pant suit – They don’t need to fit around your tummy; in fact, the open look is what we are going for. However, if this isn’t a look you want to incorporate, please don’t worry, and we can skip it.

Shoes – While shoes aren’t necessary for most of the looks, if you have a special pair of heels you want to incorporate into an image, please bring them along. 

how to prepare


Treat yourself to a mani/pedi a day or two before your session. Go for natural or pastel shades to keep it classy. Bright and bold colors are pretty, but they can distract from the overall look of the images and might clash with the dress colour.


Avoid tight underwear to prevent any unwanted body marks on the day of your session. Opt for loose clothing.


Keep it natural and avoid spray tans, excessive bronzers and shimmery products. Trust me, your natural glow is all you need!


For makeup, it's up to you, but keep in mind that a matted look is preferred as shiny, sparkly makeup does not photograph as well. It is easier to edit skin imperfections and smooth skin than having to remove too much or wrong coloured make up. I suggest considering long fake lashes along with lipstick or lip gloss for a polished appearance. This usually photographs really well while looking classy and natural.


Hair - You should style your hair however makes you feel beautiful. If you have long hair, big curls are always a great option.


Marina Georgia Makeup She will travel to your house if you live in her service area.

Eva Svobodova Will travel to your house and has lots of Maternity session experience. Please find her instagram here: @eva.s.makeup, +1 604 352 9493

Zazou Salon
It is located about 3 minutes from the studio. Please book an appointment ahead of time as they book up quickly.

Dress Choices

To ensure the availability of your favourite dresses, kindly select your favourites below and click the submit button at least 2 days before your session. This way I can make sure to have them available for you.

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