Chicago Outdoor Maternity Session at Sunset | The Perfect Gift for a Mother-to-Be

With the holidays coming up soon, here’s a little tip for you: Memories make the best gifts! This soon-to-be-mother is lucky enough to have a partner who understands that, and who gifted her this beautiful Chicago outdoor maternity session for Mother’s Day. Can you think of a better present to receive? I can’t!

They loved the photos from her maternity photoshoot so much that they decided to book me for newborn photos as well. They are expecting a little boy and he’s already on my schedule for this month. I can’t wait to meet him!

Woman in rust-colored maternity gown looking across a lake at sunset
Pregnant woman standing in a field of wildflowers in Illinois

One of the biggest challenges new moms face when they schedule a maternity shoot is the question of what to wear. As a portrait photographer, I believe in helping my clients to look and feel their best as they capture special memories. When it comes to picking an outfit, my expectant mothers don’t have to worry about a thing. I have a client closet with so many beautiful options to choose from. All the dresses from this Chicago outdoor maternity session at sunset are from my studio wardrobe.

How to choose? About 2-4 weeks before a maternity session, clients meet with me at my Long Grove photography studio where we’ll go over my dress selection so you can pick out your favorites. This mama chose a sparkly sequin gown that I purchased from Sew Trendy, and a rust-colored dress from Joyfolie. We paired them with a hat, floral crown, and flowers for a variety of beautiful looks.

Maternity portrait on a wooden bridge at sunset
Outdoor maternity portrait, woman in white dress standing among blossoms
Chicago outdoor maternity session at sunset
Woman in white maternity dress standing under trees in a wooded area near Chicago

Before your session, I highly advise looking through my maternity galleries (studio or outdoor, depending on what you’re interested in) or Instagram. Not all of the dresses pictured will be mine of course. Some moms bring their own. (Although this gallery is exclusively made up of gowns from my studio closet.) But it will give you an idea of the kinds of styles and colors you like, so you’ll be better prepared to choose when we meet before your session.

Speaking of your session, I’m already booking up quickly for the rest of the year, so let’s connect as soon as possible if you are expecting a little one or looking for other portraiture. I would be delighted to document your memories!

Agata Brannon Photography specializes in newborn, maternity, family, baby, and child photography. And, offering photography services in Palatine, Illinois and surrounding Northwest Chicago suburbs including but not limited to: Kildeer, Long Grove, Barrington, Schaumburg, Vernon Hills, Northbrook, Glenview, Lake Forest, Highland Park, Lake Zurich, Libertyville, Mundelein, Mount Prospect, Wilmette, Milwaukee Wi, Kenosha Wi, Pleasant Prairie WI, Gurnee, Buffalo Grove, Wheeling and Arlington Heights.




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Agata Brannon Photography specializes in newborn, maternity, baby and family photography in Palatine, Illinois and surrounding Northwest Chicago including but not limited to Schaumburg and Arlington Heights

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maternity | newborns | babiesAgata Brannon