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Top 3 Dresses for Motherhood Photos

I’m sharing my top three dresses for motherhood photos.

dress for motherhood photos draped over the arm of a cozy gray couch

So you were gifted a motherhood photography session? Yay! *INSERT PANIC* But what do you wear?! I got you, friend! This post contains affiliate links

Motherhood Photos

Would you believe it if I told you there was a time I didn’t even know motherhood photography sessions existed? RIGHT?! It never really occurred to me that I might want photos of just me and my girls. But oh, do I!

I just love seeing candid images of me and my girls. If you can swing it, I highly recommend investing in yearly family photo sessions AND a yearly motherhood session. And don’t you dare keep those images on a hard drive. PRINT. THEM. OUT.

mother and two young girls holding hands in a field with the mother wearing a flowy dress for motherhood photos

The Case for the Dress

Both as a mama and a photographer, I love a good dress.

From the mom standpoint – it is a one-and-done outfit! Dresses are easiest for me to throw on and chase after the kids – no tugging my pants up, tucking shirts back in, etc.

From the photographer standpoint – dresses photograph beautifully. They create effortless movement and…they’re just a vibe y’all.

What to Look for in a Dress

  • neutral or soft tones
  • fit-and-flare or flowy silhouette
  • midi or maxi length

Top Three Picks

  1. Rachel Pally Mae
  2. Baltic Born Felicity
  3. Suunday Everyday

Which one is your favorite? PS – want even more dress ideas? Check out this LTK post for more faves!

Check out all my style round-ups here.

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