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What to Bring to a Maternity Session

May 13, 2022

What to Bring to a Maternity Session

Kim Whipps Photography


You’ve booked your photographer to document that beautiful baby bump, but now it’s time to plan.  What do you bring to a maternity session? Props? How many outfits?

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Maternity photography is my absolute favorite. There’s something about meeting an expectant mother for the first time that evokes all the feels for me. That anticipation. The excitement. I was able to experience it five times, and I am forever grateful for every last minute, even during my last scary pregnancy. There’s just something that can’t quite compare.

Ok so back to you. You’ve booked your session, but what’s next. For one, if you book with me you’ll get a special code to use an interactive style guide to help style your session. Plus, feel free to spam me with all your ideas – I love to help!

What to bring to an Outdoor Maternity Session

  • Easy to kick off shoes – unless you are dying to have your shoes photographed, bare feet work great. Wear something that can easily be kicked off and are comfortable.
  • Water – It gets hot during spring and summer and it’s good to stay hydrated, I’m sure your Dr tells you that all day long.
  • Additional outfits – I love variety with maternity sessions since there are only so many poses you can do. We get variety with outfits and this is also great because I know you have second guessed what you want to wear a million times over, right?
  • Ultrasound photo – those can be fun to incorporate
  • Wedding rings and any jewelry you want to include

If you’re an expecting mom or have welcomed a new baby and you are looking for a Central Maryland maternity session, I would love to talk with you! To see more of my maternity & newborn portfolio please click here and feel free to reach out and ask any question you can think of. 

Xo Kim

Hi friend, thanks for stopping by! 

I live in Catonsville, just outside of Baltimore Maryland with my husband and 5 kids, but love to travel around Maryland, PA and Northern Virginia to photograph families in their homes and outdoors. I opened up my little business in 2006 and the rest as they say, is beautiful history. 

If you're into authentic connections with less posing and capturing all of those tiny adorable details, let's chat! I'd love to work with your family.

About Kim

Thanks for stopping by!

Baltimore Area and Columbia In-Home and Outdoor Maternity, Newborn, Family and Child Photographer 


Kim Whipps is an outdoor and in-home newborn, family, maternity and child photographer in the Greater Baltimore and Central Maryland area. With a solid Five-Star Google rating and 15+ years of experience photographing Maryland families, Kim is known for her true to life color, joyful style and her ability to make her subjects feel at ease in front of her camera. 

Kim Whipps Photography serves Central Maryland including but not limited to Baltimore County, Baltimore City, Howard County, Montgomery County, Anne Arundel County, Carroll County, Prince Georges County, and Harford County.