In-Home Casual Lifestyle Maternity Photography Sessions Washington DC, Maryland, and Northern Virginia
A More Casual Setting
Choosing your own home for the location of your maternity photography session is a great way to capture a relaxed and comfortable feeling in your images. In-home sessions are a great option for families who already have children, or mothers or couples who want a more intimate feel for their photos. Many expecting moms who choose an in-home session opt to go bare belly for some of their photos, and some moms may even go topless or fully nude for a few images.
Whether you decide to stay fully clothed or bare more skin is completely up to you and your comfort level.
I also offer on-location “editorial style” maternity sessions, and info about those can be found HERE.
Window Framed Maternity Silhouette Images
One of my most requested images for in-home maternity sessions is a window silhouette photo. There are a range of options; full silhouette where almost no facial features are visible, partial silhouette where some features are visible, and fully visible features.
This photo works best when the mother-to-be is partially or mostly nude, or wearing fitted clothing.
Maternity Photos With Baby’s Crib
Another popular option for in-home maternity photos is of the mother-to-be alongside baby’s new crib. This option works well both fully dressed as well as with a partially exposed belly.
Maternity Boudoir — Pregnancy Images With A More Intimate Feel
For mothers-to-be who want a more intimate feel, options such as photos on a bed or in front of a fireplace may be a good option. These intimate photos are also a great opportunity to include dad, spouse, or partner in the images.
Maternity Photos With Older Sibling
Young children aren’t always the most cooperative for the more glam style of editorial images, and a lifestyle session may be better suited for maternity photos where young children are included. Mama may choose to go bare belly or fully clothed for these images depending on the desired results.
Additional Ideas for Your In-Home Maternity Photo Session
Some additional ideas for your in-home maternity session may be “before and after” photos, photos playing with the natural light and shadows in your home, or simply having a lifestyle family session where we’ll make sure your beautiful belly is showing in all images.