Maternity Session Preparation Guide


When to Schedule
Maternity sessions are best when scheduled between 25-35 weeks. Every woman's body is different and some show earlier than others so the ideal time is when you have a nice round bump, but aren't too large that you are uncomfortable in your own skin. Gable Photography also books about 2 months in advance, so booking ahead of time is recommended. 

What to Wear
Our studio has a wardrobe of many maternity gowns and items available for your use. Most of the items you see in the maternity portfolio online are our items. We also have fabrics and items we use to wrap you in for some really beautiful fine art portraits. You are also welcome to bring your own items. If you are brining a child to be photographed as well, we also have dresses and outfits to fit most children. Our girls wardrobe fits 1-8 year olds and our boy's wardrobe fits 1-3 year olds. For dads we recommend neutral clothing - black, white, tan or grey shirts with no patterns and khakis or jeans. 

What to Bring
For your session we recommend bringing a pair of nude and black bra and panties to wear under gowns and fabrics. 

Hair & Makeup
While we recommend having your hair and makeup done by a professional, it is not mandatory. Wear your hear and makeup the way you feel most comfortable. If you would like to have a professional help you with these, we recommend Beauty by Baylie - you can contact Baylie at 614.406.7566.