One of the most commonly asked questions we’re asked is what a client should wear to their Maui maternity portraits. We have a few suggestions, and a few things to keep in mind when preparing for your babymoon portraits on Maui! This is only a start, and we’ll be sharing more in the coming weeks. To sign up for our babymoon newsletter, click here!
Layer a gown over swimwear
If your session is 30 minutes or more in length, there’s time for an outfit change! If this is something you’re considering, we suggest layering your maternity gown over your favorite swimwear if the style of your gown allows you to do so without seeing the swimsuit underneath. Even if a bit peeks through, we’ll cover it up in post-processing so no need to worry.
The benefits of wearing your bikini under a maternity dress are it’s an easy change (just peel off the dress!) and makes for an effortless transition into the water before your session wraps up.
No shoes required for your Maui maternity portraits
We recommend leaving your shoes and slippers at the beach entrance, as we won’t need them for your session. The only time we suggest wearing them a bit longer is if the beach we’re shooting at has kiawe trees, which have long thorns. We’ll let you know if this is the case, and in this situations you’ll want to keep your footwear on until we reach our shoot location.
A note on ruffles
Ruffled sleeves and necklines look beautiful! We recommend however that you not wear this gown style for a sunset session, when Maui trade winds can pick up and send your neckline flying in every direction!
Choosing the perfect swimwear for your Maui maternity portraits
Swimwear is an amazing option, especially if you decide to land yourself in the water! The most important consideration when choosing swimwear is comfort. You need to feel as good as you look! A great place to start is Kaikini Bikinis, who sew custom bikinis by hand on Kauai. We even have a print collaboration with the ‘kini team, meaning you can wear the perfect pastel tones during your sunset shoot!
What about the guys?
Hey, if you’re partner is going to be a part of the session, you want them to look and feel good too! Check out our friends at Billy Aloha for cruisy beachwear that would perfectly suit your sunset beach session.
These are just a few tips we have to prepare for your maternity shoot on Maui. As a client we’re open for prompt e-mail consultation to make your shoot planning easier, and even have a variety of rental gowns to hire should you come short finding the perfect maternity gown for your portrait session.
If you’re babymooning in Hawaii, you’ll want to click here to set up your Maui maternity portraits! Let’s sea what we can create together! Looking for more babymooning advice? Head over to our page at Maui Babymoons and get in touch!