I am an on-location, natural light photographer based in Dallas, Texas. My style is based on beautiful light, pastels, and intimate connections. My goal is to beautifully capture the most precious moments in your life in a way that you will cherish for many years to come. I can't wait to get to know you!
Hey Mama! Congratulations on your expected bundle of joy! As you prep for your baby, you may be wondering about the best location for gorgeous, timeless maternity photos. As a Dallas maternity photographer, it’s important to me to offer my clients both indoor and outdoor options, whether it’s at my Atelier Photography Studio or at a beautiful outdoor spot in the metroplex. When it comes to maternity photography, there’s no real best option, but there may be a best option for you and the style of photos you’re hoping to achieve. Below, I’ve listed the major pros for a studio vs. an outdoor maternity photography session in Dallas.
No Weather Concerns
Unsurprisingly, the studio option guarantees that you won’t have to worry about the weather on the day of your photoshoot. For that really hot summer weather or those unpredictable skies during the changing of the seasons, the studio offers a stress-free and temperature-controlled location for a mama-to-be.
Because the studio offers a private, indoor setting, clients often feel more comfortable with intimate poses that show a bare baby bump. You can relax in romantic maternity lingerie and capture photos that embrace the beautiful power of the female figure.
More Outfit Variety
In a similar way, a studio allows for a wardrobe change because of the onsite bathroom and changing station. This makes a studio a wonderful option if you are hoping for a range of photos—casual bump images and more formal photos in a flowy or bodycon dress.
Classic and Simple Background
My natural-light photography studio was designed with a classic aesthetic to give you timeless photos every time. With its wood floors and white backdrop, a studio photoshoot keeps the focus on you and your baby bump.
Variety in Photo Composition
I’ve vetted numerous outdoor settings to make sure they photograph beautifully. When you choose an outdoor location for your maternity photos, we can capture a variety of poses that we can’t necessarily accomplish in a tighter space. For example, an outdoor setting allows you to walk hand-in-hand with your partner or pose far away from the camera for a dramatic shot.
Document the Season
If you’re pregnant in the fall and want to capture crisp autumn leaves, or if you’re expecting a baby in late spring and want bump photos with Texas bluebonnets in the background, an outdoor setting is going to be the best option for you. It can definitely be special to share these images with your child as they grow, showing them what the world was like in the weeks before they were born.
Golden Hour Lighting
While my studio has plenty of natural light, no indoor location can give you quite the same lighting as an outdoor one. If you are really hoping for those warm golden images with a sunset in the background, an outdoor setting is probably the best option for you! I love helping clients schedule a photoshoot at the best time and place for golden hour lighting.
If you’re planning to book me as your DFW maternity photographer, I’m happy to help you choose the best location for your desired aesthetic. I hope this list helps you choose the best location for your needs and wants!
Ana Dufreche is a luxury Dallas wedding photographer. She aims to capture the most precious moments in people's lives and create a story for them to relive for years to come. If you're looking for a wedding photographer to capture your precious moments, contact Ana to schedule your big day.