How to Prepare for a Photo Shoot

If you’re anything like me, you feel incredibly awkward in front of a camera. Even when my Instagram husband is taking my picture casually at home, I feel so stupid. What do I do with my arms? Should I look at you or down? Does my face look mean? Should I smile with teeth? Why is it suddenly so hard to remember to breathe when I’m smiling? Does this sound familiar at all?

When it came time to taking my maternity photos with Laurel + Prairie Storytelling Photography, I did some research, sought out advice, and relied on my photographer to help me, which is how I came up with some simple tips to follow as you prepare yourself or your family for a photo shoot.

All photo credits: Laurel + Prairie Storytelling

Dress: Sew Trendy Accessories

Hair: Irresistible Me extensions & styling Hair to Stay Salon

The Best Maternity Clothing Stores

When you’re pregnant, it can be a struggle to add new clothes to your closet – your body is changing, you don’t feel like trying clothes on, and you definitely don’t want your clothes to feel snug or uncomfortable – so where does that leave you? Wearing shapeless garments that make you feel like a potato sack?

No, no, no! Maternity clothing has come a long way; no longer do you have to sacrifice comfort and fit for style, and in fact, many maternity clothes can even be worn when you’re not pregnant. I love when people ask, “Is that outfit maternity?” because to me, that says I’m doing something right with my wardrobe. Not all of my clothes come from maternity stores, and many of my maternity outfits are some of my favorites that can be worn after the baby comes without screaming I’M MATERNITY!

 

Perfect Summertime Accessory Plus Giveaway

Thank you JORD Watch for sending me a beautiful wooden watch & for hosting this giveaway!

I tend to gravitate towards classic accessories that I can easily wear with any outfit, and I like to mix, match, and layer my classic jewelry pieces for a bit of funky flair. That’s why I was very excited to add my Zebrawood & Champagne JORD watch to my mix, and since I received it, I’ve been wearing it pretty much every day. It’s so unique, lightweight, and goes with everything, not to mention I get lots of compliments. I wear it plain for a classic look or layer on bangles and bracelets for a unique look. That’s why I’m so excited to present this giveaway so you can get your very own watch! You can enter below, and the winner will be automatically picked and notified via email at the end of the giveaway.

GIVEAWAY DATES

The contest is open from June 30 and ends July 10, 2016, and just for entering, you will still receive an e-gift card for $20 off your own JORD watch. How awesome is that??

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