How to Style a Fall Maternity Session

Caitlin Houston
5 min readSep 5, 2022

Are you looking for advice on How to Style a Fall Maternity Session? My personal maternity session is scheduled for mid-November in conjunction with our holiday family photos. However, I am excited to share how to style a fall maternity shoot and fall maternity dresses with you!

 How to Style a Fall Maternity Shoot
 How to Style a Fall Maternity Shoot

Tips for an Awesome Fall Maternity Session

If you’re planning a fall maternity shoot before winter arrives, it’s important to communicate with your photographer before the big day. I’m fortunate to work with incredible local photographers who always have a vision — but sometimes the photographer will look to the subject for ideas! Here’s how to be prepared.

Pick out a fall maternity outfit a few weeks before the shoot.

One of the biggest mistakes a pregnant woman can make is to wait until last minute to pick out an outfit for a special occasion. Planning a maternity shoot outfit can be stressful, so give yourself enough time to try on different things until you’re comfortable.

Consider the weather and location when planning a bump friendly outfit. Midi and Maxi dresses are flattering while pregnant — patterned or solid colors both work well with an outdoor background. Choose comfortable but stylish shoes — like booties or flats. Also, have a backup dress prepared in case of emergencies.

fall maternity photo apple orchard
fall maternity photo apple orchard

Hat // Dress // Shoes (similar)

Fall Maternity Dress Ideas

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One of my favorite places to shop for maternity dresses is Pink Blush. Check out their latest styles here.

Choose a fun, but easy location.

There are so many different outdoor locations for a fall maternity session. An apple orchard, pumpkin patch, local park, farm stand, farm field or even your own backyard! If you want to take photos at a public location — like an apple orchard — check with the owners make sure it’s okay to take photos on their property.

Sweater // Dress // Shoes // Hat // Sunglasses

Want to see 7 Non-Maternity Bump Friendly Outfits? Check out this post!

Bring Props (aside from your baby bump)

There is nothing worse than feeling like you don’t know what to do with your hands during a photo shoot. When you’re pregnant you have a built in prop: a baby bump! But if you’re like me, you don’t necessarily want to be holding your belly in every photos. A fall hat, sunglasses, purse, pumpkin, leaf or apple are all easy props to use during a fall maternity session. You can grab on to your dress too (haha). If you are including your partner or children in the photo shoot, grab ahold of them!

fall maternity photos hill house dress
fall maternity photos hill house dress

Dress (Get 20% off your first order) // Similar Booties // Similar Booties // Headband

Nothing Fits But Maternity Dress Apple Orchard
Nothing Fits But Maternity Dress Apple Orchard

Dress (this brand is AMAZING) // Comfortable Shoes (Get $20 off your first order) // Headband

Fall Maternity Photo Examples

Fall Maternity Photo in Field
Fall Maternity Photo in Field
Fall Maternity Photo Apple Orchard Nothing Fits But dress
Fall Maternity Photo Apple Orchard Nothing Fits But dress
Fall MAternity Photo at Apple Orchard
Fall MAternity Photo at Apple Orchard
Hill House Maternity
Hill House Maternity
fall maternity photos long dress hat
fall maternity photos long dress hat
Photography by Kelly F Peterson Photography in Connecticut. This post contains affiliate links which earns me a small commission if used appropriately.

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Caitlin Houston

Caitlin Houston is a Mom of three and creator of Connecticut based life + style site Caitlin Houston Blog.