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Proud Belly Moments : Tips and Advice on How to Prepare for a Maternity Photo Shoot

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Almost seven years ago, I gave birth to my youngest daughter Jewel. And during those times that I carried her for 9 months, I felt that I am the sexiest girl alive. (most especially on my 3rd trimester)

If you are as daring as me :-), I dare you to have your maternity photos done. The photos will be a great keepsake of such memorable event. It will also help relieve the stress and anxieties that many pregnant women face.

So once you are ready to show off your belly and  have those stunning images of your pregnancy,  here are some tips and advice on how to prepare for your maternity photo shoot.

1. Choose a reputable and trustworthy photographer
Bear in mind that you will take off your clothes in this maternity shoot. It is better to be safe than sorry. Work with photographers whom you trust and you feel at ease working with.
What could be happier than getting Happiness the second time around?
 2. Schedule When you're on your 7 to 8 months pregnant  (32 to 36 weeks)
Maternity photographers usually advise clients to schedule their photo shoot between the 32nd and  36th weeks of pregnancy. This is the time when your belly is in its full shape and  also the best time to show your 'Linea Nigra" (latin for "black line"), which is the dark vertical line that appears on the abdomen during the pregnancy.

3. Wear Comfortable Clothes / Undergarments
Prepare 2 sets of comfortable and fitted clothes. I suggest to prepare black and white attire, you can never go wrong with these colors and you can mix and match as well. And oh, undergarments matters too! You don't want to feel uneasy during the photo shoot, so wear comfy undies. 

4. Moisturize your Skin
It is alright even if you have stretch marks. Not all women are gifted with stretch marks free belly like me (naks!). Just put on lotion an hour before your session to avoid shiny belly and/or staining your clothes. This is will minimize redness and dry skin. Don't forget to moisturize your knees and elbows as well.

4. Say to yourself, " I am Sexy and Beautiful!"
You need to prepare yourself before you face the camera. Believe in yourself that you are sexy and beautiful so that the photos will come out natural. And to have this amount of confidence that you need, say "I am Sexy and Beautiful!"

Be daring! Be Bold! Bare it All!
Not all expecting moms are ready to have this kind of nude maternity photography. This is not for everyone because you need to have a lot of confidence to do this. But once you are decided, please keep in mind this mantra, Be daring! Be bold! Bare it all!

Photography by : Carla Berroya - Foster