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Essential Tips for an Amazing Maternity Photography Session

In the whirlwind journey of motherhood, where moments flit by in the blink of an eye, maternity photography captures the ethereal beauty and profound transformation of pregnancy. It's a way to immortalise the anticipation, the beauty, and the emotions that come with waiting for your little one. We understand this wholeheartedly.

As Australia's favourite choice for maternity dress hire, we offer more than just outfits; we provide a canvas for your memories. Our curated collection of maternity dresses is designed to make you look and feel beautiful, ensuring your maternity photos are as timeless as the moments they capture. 

Whether you're envisioning a beachside shoot or an intimate indoor session, Mama Rentals is here to dress your journey every step of the way.

Choosing the Right Time for Your Session

The golden window for your maternity photography session is between 28 to 36 weeks. This is when your beautiful bump is pronounced and you’re likely to feel comfortable enough to enjoy the process. 

Aim for the third trimester when your bump belly is beautifully round but before the final weeks where discomfort might peak. Think about the season and how it aligns with your vision for the photoshoot. Whether it’s the lush greenery of spring or the warm tones of autumn, each season offers a unique backdrop.

Selecting the Perfect Maternity Dress for Maternity Photography

The right dress not only complements your glow but also enhances the overall aesthetic of your photos. We've curated a collection that celebrates your journey with styles and colors that will make you shine in front of the camera.

Soft, natural colors like warm ivory or soft ivory with a hint of pink photograph beautifully, adding light and ethereal quality to your images. Consider the dress length and silhouette based on your location. Ankle-length dresses, like our Pirate Queen lace wrap maxi, offer a playful yet elegant vibe, perfect for beach or garden settings.

Our Top Picks for Your Maternity Photography Session

The Coven and Co Pirate Queen Lace Wrap Maxi Dress

A warm ivory lace wrap dress that is versatile and breathtaking. While Coven and Co Pirate Queen Lace Wrap Maxi Dress leans towards ankle length, its design—shorter at the front, longer at the back—adds a touch of whimsy. Ideal for maternity and nursing, it's best styled with a nude slip due to its sheer nature.

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Our client Teegan is wearing our Coven & Co Pirate Queen Maxi Dress - Maternity Photoshoot Dress, captured by @photography_wildrose.

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Also our client Ellie, wearing our Coven & Co Pirate Queen Maxi Dress - Maternity Photoshoot Dress, captured by @photosbyaarti.

The Spell Rhiannon Gown

This ivory lace button-up gown doubles as a stunning maternity robe or a unique wedding dress when worn open with a nude slip. Crafted by Spell & The Gypsy Collective, The Spell Rhiannon Gown is a rare find that exudes femininity and elegance.

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Our client Charnna, wearing our Spell Rhiannon Gown - Maternity Photoshoot Dress- Wedding Dress, captured by @rawimagephotography_.

The Bird and Kite Isabella Dress in Rose Milk

A midi dress that captures the essence of vintage romance. The Bird and Kite Isabella Dress in Rose Milk puff sleeves and tiered skirt in a soft ivory-pink shade make it an exquisite choice for those seeking a hint of nostalgia.

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Our client Monica, wearing our Bird and Kite Isabella Dress - Maternity Photoshoot Dress, captured by @momentaryvisuals.

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Our client Kayla, wearing our Bird and Kite Isabella Dress - Maternity Photoshoot Dress, captured by @hayneshayley.

We Are Reclamation Chiffon Delight Gown

We Are Reclamation Chiffon Delight Gown is a sought-after choice for weddings, maternity photoshoots, and family gatherings. Crafted from soft pleated chiffon with a shimmering hint, it features an off-the-shoulder design, elasticated shoulders and waist, and a side split skirt for a touch of allure. 

This gown blends comfort and style, ideal for any maternity occasion, with a colour palette that exudes soft romance. Note: The gown is see-through and requires a strapless slip or nude lingerie underneath.

To complete your look, accessorise with one of our handmade flower crowns or stylish hats, adding the perfect finishing touch to your maternity look. At Mama Rentals, we believe in making your maternity photography session as unique and memorable as your pregnancy journey.

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Our client Tayla, wearing our We Are Reclamation Chiffon Delight Gown - Beige - Maternity Photoshoot Dress - Wedding Dress, captured by @scarlettanddaisyphotography.

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Also available in Caramel colour, our We Are Reclamation Chiffon Delight Gown - Caramel - Maternity Photoshoot Dress, captured by @meeganwilmotphotography.

Picking the Ideal Location

The ideal backdrop for your maternity photoshoot is as crucial as selecting the perfect dress. Indoor photography allows for a controlled environment, where lighting and privacy are at your advantage. It's perfect for intimate, serene portraits that focus purely on you and your bump. However, the creativity might be limited by space and backdrops.

Outdoor sessions embrace nature's beauty, offering a dynamic and vibrant setting. From the golden beaches to the lush, green parks, Australia is home to many breathtaking locations that add a magical touch to your photos. 

Popular spots include the national parks for a touch of greenery and tranquillity,  for a sun-kissed glow, and sand dunes or salt lakes (if you are lucky to live near one) for breathtaking backdrops. The unpredictability of weather and public spaces, though, requires flexible planning.

Professional Photographer Preferred by Mama Rentals

When capturing the fleeting moments of maternity, the expertise of a professional photographer becomes invaluable. We highly recommend partnering with a professional to ensure your maternity session is nothing short of spectacular.

Professional photographers bring a keen eye for detail, expert lighting knowledge, and the ability to capture the essence of your journey with every click. Their experience in directing poses and choosing settings enhances the beauty and emotion of each photograph, creating timeless memories for you and your family.

We've listed some of Australia's most talented and professional family photographers, each with a unique style and approach to maternity photography. 

Our curated list of maternity photographers includes photographers who not only understand the significance of this special time but also specialise in capturing it with grace and artistry.

For stunning, soulful maternity photos that you'll cherish forever, explore our list of recommended photographers. Let their lenses tell your story in the most beautiful light.

Hiring a Designer Maternity Photoshoot Dress at Mama Rentals

We believe that every mum-to-be deserves to feel stunning and confident during her maternity photoshoot. That's why we offer an extensive collection of designer maternity dresses for hire, curated specifically for photography sessions. 

From elegant lace gowns to flowing maxi dresses, our range caters to every style and preference, ensuring you find the perfect dress to complement your glow.

Understanding the importance of the perfect fit, we provide a try on service. This allows you to select your dream dress with confidence, knowing it will look and feel just right on the day of your shoot. 

Not only does renting save you the time and hassle of dress shopping, but it also significantly cuts down costs. Why invest in a dress you'll wear only once when you can hire a designer piece at a fraction of the price?

Choose your dream dress from Mama Rentals and transform your maternity photoshoot into an unforgettable experience. Save costs, save time, and look absolutely breathtaking with our exclusive maternity dress hire service.

Make Your Maternity Shoot Unforgettable with Mama Rentals

As you prepare to capture this incredible moment in your life, remember that your comfort, confidence, and radiance are paramount.

Why settle for anything less than the perfect dress for your maternity photography session? With our wide range of exquisite dresses, convenient try on service, and Australia-wide delivery, creating timeless memories has never been easier. Save on costs without compromising on style, and choose from our collection of breathtaking dresses that are as unique and beautiful as your pregnancy journey.

Read our FAQs for more information, or reach out to us directly. We're here to help you find your dream dress and make your maternity photoshoot an unforgettable experience. Let Mama Rentals dress you in elegance and grace for the moments that will live in your heart forever.

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