Although I rarely talked about my pregnancy on this blog, I´m actually very pregnant right now at 36 weeks. I did, however, share some of my pregnancy outfits at my personal blog, Glee´s Style. And that, my loves, is the reason why your style blogger has been inconsistent in updating you with style tips and fashion ideas as of late, she´s so close to the big day! (Using third person to refer to myself sounds cool at times, haha!)
When I was at the end of my 32nd week, I had my maternity photoshoot which was pretty much a DIY. I waited and waited for the perfect day because even if it´s already summer on our side of the world, it was cold and stormy for the most part of June and even in the first half of July. I knew that the best time to have a maternity photoshoot is between 30-34 weeks, when you´re big but not too big (that moving and posing are already uncomfortable).
So I had picked a day for the photoshoot according to the weather report and I looked forward to its golden time in the evening, but it rained hard in the afternoon that hubby and I thought our shoot had to be canceled. Yet by four, the sun came out so nicely and the grasses, green and fresh, dried up quickly, that we were able to do the shoot. My husband, who´s my favorite personal photographer, used a remote control for our DSLR camera and a tripod so he could join me in some of the photos. I also brought with me a folding stool so I had the option to sit.
True to what many professional photographers have said, if golden hour is your goal you got to be really quick because it happens really quickly. My husband took a little longer to set the camera up and to identify the perfect backgrounds that we almost lost the golden sun. I´m glad we still managed to get some nice photos that I love, for … the next days and weeks we were back to gloomy stormy weather.
For my outfit, I got this white maxi dress with ruffles from Zara. It has a really gorgeous drape that´s almost magical. Because it has a low back and sexy slim spaghetti straps, I went braless. I also made my husband wear a summer white button-down paired with some light brown shorts. Our motif for the shoot was casual + relax. I did my own hair and makeup, and in order to look fresh, I opted for a natural look and pink lips (thanks to my new Clinique Pop Lip Colour + Primer – Wow Pop).
I guess the lesson I´d like to impart to other expecting moms out there is, if you want to have a nice maternity photoshoot without spending so much money on hiring professional photographers, you can actually DIY it. With a little planning and research, a quality camera + remote, and a nice location, you´ll have photos that you´ll cherish forever.