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How to Prepare for your Maternity Session

Jul 30, 2021


If you are anything like me when preparing for a photography session you want to come ready! Especially if you are already chasing around one or multiple children. I hope this list helps when getting ready for your Miami maternity session with me.

When should I schedule our maternity session?

The best time for maternity photos is between 27-34 weeks gestation. This is when the belly is nice and round and you are still somewhat comfortable.


What can I prep ahead of time?

If you ever need an excuse to get a manicure and pedicure, now is the time. Not only will it feel amazing to be pampered but because your hands will be cradling your bump for the majority of images, your hands will show – a lot. I always recommend a light blush or neutral color for polish. Also it’s a good time to mention that if you plan on using a little self tanner, make sure to wash your hands afterwards!


Should I use professional hair & makeup?

Professional hair and makeup is always a big YES for me (and also available with all signature sessions) There is quite a difference between everyday makeup and professional makeup for a shoot. In addition it eliminates the stress for mom and checks two things off her to do list. This gives mom’s to be some time to relax before their session to enjoy their experience instead of doing it themselves along with getting everyone else ready


What should I wear?

With every session type I offer a curated client closet for mom’s to choose from. From sizes XS to 3X my dresses are hand selected because they will photograph beautifully as well as flatter mom in all stages of motherhood. I also have kimonos for a more intimate maternity session should you wish. That being said I always recommend something a bit fitted that highlights your growing belly.


About Ivanna Vidal, Miami Maternity Session

Wether you’re preparing for your first baby or your fourth every moment is a special one. And because of that it is never too soon to reach out in regards to booking a maternity and/or newborn session. I am happy to help craft a unique and fun experience for you and your whole family!

Ivanna Vidal is a Miami newborn photographer who specializes in maternity, baby and family photography in the Miami area. This includes Doral, Hialeah, Westchester, Kendall, South Miami, Coral Gables, Pinecrest, Homestead, Bal Harbor, Miami Beach, Brickell, Wynwood, Fort Lauderdale, Key Biscayne and Palmetto Bay.

I love featuring my clients sessions by blogging some of my favorite images. This allows you to have an idea of what you will receive when you commission me for your newborn photos in Miami. For instance, to see what an entire gallery looks like, please email me at

If you are interested in a custom portrait session with Ivanna Vidal Photography and would like more information, please click here to learn more about the experience and the investment.

Currently sessions are booking three months in advance, so please inquire when you know you’d like a session. Moreover, to reserve your date on my calendar, please click on the contact button above or email me directly at

Due to the custom nature of portrait sessions, I take a limited number of clients each month. All clients have access to the studio wardrobe where they can borrow outfits for their photography session. Signature Sessions include hair and makeup.

I love being able to help my clients tell their story through images and can’t wait to help you tell yours!


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