Being in a maternity photo when you're tall can be an incredibly rewarding experience. Yet for many women, it's something they never consider doing.
When you are tall, it often takes longer for your belly to burst.
And when it does, it's not the perfect round bump you imagined it would be. So, you worry about how your belly looks in maternity photos.
Even though many photographers know how to style plus size maternity photoshoots, those who offer cabinets do not always offer plus size options.
It is easy to get discouraged.
Until you see maternity pictures of people who are the same height as yours!
When you see that unmistakable pregnancy glow, you know you are not alone in your experience. You realize that you just as much deserve this momentous moment in your life to be captured.
Feel encouraged to be in maternity photos when you are tall - for you and your kids.
This is Pamela's story!
Maternity photos when you are plus size
My husband and I struggled with infertility for a while.
After three rounds of IVF, we finally got pregnant.
I knew that since this might be our only pregnancy, I absolutely wanted to do a maternity photoshoot.
Who wouldn't want to capture this beautiful journey after all the ups and downs we've been through?
As my stomach got bigger, I started to have doubts about the set.
My husband and a few friends convinced me to make one.
Ever since I found out I had been adopted, I knew I wanted to be pregnant. Feel my baby's kicks and watch my belly grow.
I contacted two photographers from New Jersey to see their availability.
I had no idea that for maternity shoots, the photographer often provided the wardrobe.
Notice, I had already bought some dresses from me.
When the two photographers told me bluntly that they didn't have a plus size maternity wardrobe, I felt completely disheartened.
And that was the end of the conversation.
Did they think curvy women didn't want to take maternity photos?
I then went on the internet and searched for maternity photographers in my area of Westchester, NY.
One of the first results was Photograph inspired by Aly.
I went to his page and filled out his form. She came back to me instantly.
When I asked her about her plus size maternity wardrobe, I got an unexpected response.
Aly told me that she was trying to grow her plus size maternity wardrobe because it was limited.
She went on to say that because of this she created a program where some plus size moms can purchase a dress or two from her favorite vendor. Then she would keep the dress on and reduce the price of the dress by the cost of the photoshoot.
I was SOLD !!
We then had about 20-30 text messages back and forth on the different dresses. Aly made this experience so great!
The day of the photoshoot was just amazing.
Aly made me feel so comfortable and didn't treat me any differently because of my height.
My favorite photo is of me in the lace kimono. I feel so empowered in this outfit. I ended up giving this to Aly too. That way, another plus size mom could feel empowered in that same Kimino.
I am now nine months pregnant and we are planning our newborn photoshoot with Aly.
I thank Aly for creating a solution rather than hijacking me.
Below, Aly is sharing a post for those who think you're in maternity photos when you're tall.
I really believe every mom should have awesome maternity pictures.
When Pamela first approached me about her maternity shoot, I was actively working to add more plus size options to my wardrobe.
It was such a pleasure working with her to create her dreamy maternity portraits and add beautiful plus size dresses to my client's closet at the same time.
One of the hardest things in creating a client wardrobe is knowing what a client would like to have access to, so it was nice working with her to decide which dresses would really show off her perfect self in her gallery. maternity.
The motherhood stage of motherhood is such a magical time and I truly hope her images inspire others to document their pregnancy!
Find out more about the plus size birth
If you thought that being pregnant was a one way ticket to frumpsville - think again ! It’s time to embrace those extra curves and rock'n'roll your bump. This is your opportunity to get creative with your clothes, and to create a look that will take you right through to the birth of your little one.
You may not remember the last time you saw your feet, but trust us, right now you look amazing, and it’s time to show the world !
Your changing body shape gives you free reign to try out a whole range of types that you would never have considered BP ( before pregnancy ). Of course, it’s important to balance feeling comfortable with looking totally awesome, but by getting the basics right you’ll be rocking your own pregnancy style before you know it.
In recent years many more retailers have started stocking maternity ranges, so you can still site your favourite brands such as H
The great thing about dressing your bump is that you don’t have to spend a fortune, a few key pieces will provide the foundation of your pregnancy look, and you can then build it up from there.
A comfortable pair of maternity jeans - there are some great ones on the market right now, choose from genres that go under your bump, or ones that go over it – these may make you feel like Simon Cowell, but you’ll be super comfortable, and no one else will know ! Darker coloured pantalons are great for both daytime, and for evenings out.
Maternity vest tops – these are worth grabbing in a few colours as you’re sure to wear them again and again throughout your pregnancy. As they keep your bump covered, they’re perfect for layering with favourite non-maternity items such as blazers and open shirts.
Put together an effortless weekend look by combining your maternity jeans with a black vest top, and then accessorise, accessorise, accessorise ! Add pops of colour with accessories such as circle scarves and chunky necklaces to sweat your look together. Pair this with a blazer and pumps if you fancy looking a bit smarter, or stay casual with an open shirt over the top and your favourite trainers.
If you’ve always run scared of stripes, now’s the time to embrace them, they’ll look amazing on your bump. This is the time to show off your bump, and a tight, striped top or dress will do just that.
So that’s your causal wardrobe sorted, but how about work ? If you’re starting to panic on a Monday morning as you try on every item in your wardrobe to find something to wear that not only fits, but is also suitable for work, we can help.
Pencil skirts are your new BFF, well at least for pregnancy anyway. These beauties will keep you covered up, vanter your bump, and you’ll look amazing wearing it. Simplify getting ready for work even more by opting for a pencil dress, that way you don’t even need to worry about matching it with a top – sorted !
Wearing wrap dresses, and jumper dresses is also a great way to combine looking smart at work, but staying comfortable.
Planning a night out, but have no clue what to wear ? If in doubt, keep it simple. In the photo above Giovanna Fletcher is off to meet Prince Charles, and styles amazing in a black dress and black pumps. As stunning as her outfit is we’re pretty sure it must be very comfortable too, and if that’s good enough to wear to meet royalty, it’s definitely acceptable to wear on a night out with our friends.
Of course, one of the most important parts of your pregnancy wardrobe is an item that won’t be on display, that’s right it’s the humble maternity bra. The importance of this essential bit of kit is not to be underestimated, especially as it’s not just your bump that will be growing bigger !
A well fitted, comfortable maternity bra will keep you supported, without digging into you. During pregnancy underwired bras are not recommended, so having the right support is even more important. Don’t forget to get measured regularly, as your bra size is likely to increase a few times during your pregnancy. Whatever your maternity style, the main thing to consider is how you feel in what you’re wearing, if it makes you feel good, and it’s comfortable then go for it.