Best Dresses for Maternity Photos | Nashville Newborn Photographer

Almost 2 years ago, I began building a Client Wardrobe to offer my clients. What started with just a handful of women’s dresses has now expanded to over 20 beautiful gowns + a mixture of baby and children’s clothes. With a decade under my belt of photographing new moms, I’ve become an expert at curating wardrobe and choosing dresses that will flatter you and photograph well. And that’s the criteria for a dress to make the cut into my client wardrobe. I only choose the best dresses for maternity photos, newborn photos, and family photos.

When you book a portrait session with me, one of the first things we start with is wardrobe planning. Almost all of my maternity and newborn clients choose to borrow a dress from the wardrobe. Part of the beauty is how stress free it is to not have to shop, be disappointed, and hassle with returns. Particularly inconvenient to go through all that when you likely won’t even use that dress ever again. With an experienced eye for the best dresses for maternity photos and newborn photos; all of our client wardrobe dresses are chosen for how beautifully they will fit and photograph on mommas.

Best Dress Styles to Choose

Pink, long and flowy dress with a ruffle bust

Long and flowy, defined waste. This style accentuates your feminine silhouette while flowing away from areas women often feel most vulnerable like the mid-section and thighs.

White floral dress with smocked bodice and off shoulder sleeves

Off shoulder, smocked bust. A universally flattering cut, IMO. Especially if you want some help creating the illusion of curves. This style in particular is so beautiful to showcase a growing baby bump.

Long pink floral dress with sleeves

Sleeves, defined waist. This style dress is a classic and helps flatter the commonly vulnerable area like upper arms.

The Client Wardrobe

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Kristie is an experienced Nashville Newborn Photographer + Maternity and Family Photographer. Her work has been featured in places like Nashville Baby Guide, The Kindred PathMaury County Living, and multiple other local online and print media sources.

Her clients enjoy a luxury portrait experience from start to finish, which includes Kristie’s assistance in planning every detail. Clients are drawn to her use of natural light, bright and natural editing style, and her unmatched attention to detail. If you would like to learn more about the KLP experience, let’s chat more!

To ensure a true luxury and full service experience for clients, KLP only books a limited number of sessions each month. We are currently booking into Late Summer 2023 and we would love to get you on the calendar!


July 27, 2022

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Since 2013, Kristie is a Nashville, Brentwood, and Franklin published photographer who specializes in motherhood, newborn, and family photography.