Fall Maternity Photo Shoot Ideas with Tips for Choosing Outfits, Colors and Accessories

The fall maternity photo shoot ideas in this article have been shared by a professional photographer whose specialty is making women in the last months of pregnancy look amazing!  In her opinion , autumn colors and cooler temps are a relief to pregnant women after the heat of summer sapped their energy, increased the swelling in their ankles and made the days of morning sickness seemingly endless. 

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Having been on both sides of the lens, I agree that autumn is a magical time for shooting pictures outdoors. The air is crisp, cool and the leaves provide us with the perfect portrait background.

If we follow the fall maternity photo shoot ideas shared below, the results will be every bit as magnificent as Mother Nature herself.

Fall Maternity Photo Shoot Ideas

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Tips for Shooting Fall Foliage

Fall foliage with its many textures and warm tones work well as a natural prop but will add a busy-ness and color palette to the scene that must be closely monitored and managed.

For those reasons the mom-to-be should:

a. choose an outfit in colors, as always, that complements her personal skin tone, hair and eye coloring. Think in terms of richly colored jewel tones. For example; teal, purple, orange and deep burgundy shades of red would be lovely. If a gender reveal is planned, pink as well as blue are options just not the pastel shades that are traditionally worn in spring or summer.

b. opt for clothing made from fabric in solid colors that reflect the season. Save the outfits that have a large, busy print for the studio portrait with a less active background.

c. think texture. Long maternity dresses blowing in the breeze are a wonderfully dramatic way to stand out from the forest background. Consider a length of silky fabric or a fringed shawl strategically draped over your body are inexpensive options that will contribute a mystical atmosphere. A casual outfit idea for a fall maternity photo shoot might be leather knee boots, leggings and a top with a flattering neckline accessorized with a scarf. Simple, yet effective.

d. choose comfortable shoes and clothes that make you feel beautiful! The outfit for a fall maternity photo shoot should be form fitting to showcase your pregnancy but not tight or constrictive. Posing for hours while pregnant can be tiring and choosing fabrics with a bit of "stretch" can keep Mom comfortable.

Pregnancy during the fall is filled with wonderful colors and the excitement of being with friends and family while awaiting the birth of a child and the anticipation of the upcoming holiday season. The portraits made will aid in carrying these treasured moments in your heart for many years to come.

Please return to Unique Baby Gear Ideas and share your maternity photos with us. Your pictures will help others to plan ahead for their portrait sitting.

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