6. WARDROBE: It’s best to avoid busy patterns and styles that might date your pictures in 10 years. To each their own, but sticking with solid colors and simple patterns in general will photograph better.
7. PROPS: Decide if you want to incorporate props into your pictures. For our first son’s maternity shoot we had little shoes and baby blocks, and it turned out cute. We used this picture as our gender reveal announcement. This time around we wanted to be captured more as a family and in our natural element.
9. HAVE FUN WITH IT: This is a special time in your life and whether your pictures turn out exactly how you envisioned or go in a completely different direction try to relax and enjoy the experience.