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Tips for a Southern Inspired Maternity Shoot

We love babies in the South and there is nothing more than a beautiful maternity shoot. There is something special about having a maternity shoot in the South. From traditional style to southern architecture, we can’t get enough of maternity shoots. If you are planning or helping a friend plan her maternity session, we have some tips to get you started. With help from beautiful images by Morgan Crutchfield Photography, we have Tips for a Southern Inspired Maternity Shoot


Tips for a Southern Inspired Maternity Shoot

Be comfortable and stylish: Look for clothes that will complement your figure while also being comfortable. If you plan on wearing heels, be sure to also bring a pair of flats or sandals to wear in between location changes.

Theme or No Theme: You can choose to have a theme or not, but try to keep something classic and true to your personality that you will adore for many years to come.



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This lace is absolutely beautiful and a great way to add southern style to your maternity wardrobe in a modern way.

Something Meaningful: Try to find something meaningful to add to your picture, whether it means taking pictures at your alma mater or family church.  These pictures are a great item to pass down to your children and the more meaning the better.


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We adore this cobalt blue. Such a beautiful color on this new mom.

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Be A Little Bold: Tradition is always important in the South but don’t be afraid to be bold with color for your maternity shoot. This is especially beautiful for an outdoor photo.

Include Your Partner: While men may act nonchalant, Dads, especially southern Dads are just as excited as you to plan for the new bundle of joy.  Ask them for a few ideas of what they think they would like to do for the maternity shoot.


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Michiel Perry

Michiel is a Black Southern Belle living a lowcountry life. I love all things fashion, home decor and southern! When I am not running around doing fun stuff for Black Southern Belle, I live in antique stores and have a minor obsession with historic homes 🙂

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