When this submission came through, we decided we would post it as our FIRST maternity photography magazine session ever. Yes, we have posted maternity photos before, but we launched the submission form earlier this year to allow more photographers to submit their sessions – and as you can see here, Mandala Photography sets the bar high.
This beautiful first-time mom is glowing in her red dress set against the Colorado landscape. Photographer Amanda Scott of Mandala Photography based in Aurora, Colorado submitted this session.
Spring, flowers, warm weather and amazing photo shoot opportunities is coming. Are you ready? We’ve rounded up the most amazing Spring Maternity Dresses on the market right now. These dresses are great for every day wear or those special events you may be planning.
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Spring Maternity Dresses
Spring maternity dresses are usually flowing, floral or jewel tones. They can be long or short sleeve, depending on where you are in the country.
This 3/4 sleeve empire waist maternity dress is probably our favorite in this post because of its diverse use. Perfect for photo sessions or a day out, this maternity dress makes for a must-have.
This gorgeous wrap maternity dress offers the comfort of a mid length dress while providing a comfortable, cool and beautiful alternative to a long maxi.
If you’re looking for an amazing floral fitted dress with ruched sides? Look no further. This dress will be comfortable for most of your pregnancy and look great too! Grab it here.
A dress you can wear your entire pregnancy and while breastfeeding seems practical to us! This beautiful jewel toned dress is going to make your spring maternity dress collection swoon worthy. Grab it here.
Spring Maternity Maxi Dress
Maxi dresses are not only cool and comfortable while pregnant, they are also SO GORGEOUS. This floral dress is the perfect addition to any spring maternity closet. You can grab it here.
Spring Baby Shower Dress
Your baby shower dress is going to be one of the most photographed outfits you’ll wear during your pregnancy. We’ve rounded up some of the cutest spring baby shower maternity dresses on the market – ranging from complete baby casual to baby baboom!
This first dress is about as close to casual chic as you can get, with a simple sleeveless with ruched sides. The beautiful jewel tones with this dress and a few other options make it a must-have. Grab it here.
Ruffles, jewel tones – oh my! This beautiful gown is going to work for that shower and many other events during your pregnancy while photographing well for those big events and will look amazing on ANY skin tone. Available in multiple colors. Grab it here.
Spring Maternity Photoshoot Dress
If you’re looking for the ultimate spring maternity photoshoot dress, look no further than this cowl neck design. Make it dual purpose as your spring baby shower gown. Grab it here.
Not cool enough for long sleeve? This ruffle maternity dress is the perfect solution. Available in nearly a dozen beautiful colors, this dress will turn heads no matter what color you choose.
Did someone say chiffon? Yes, girl. Yes. We. Did. This gown. COME ON! Complete show stopper. This dress is going to make for epic maternity photographs. As a note, though, we want to say that the reviews on this dress suggest it’s ultra thin. You’re going to want to wear something under it and it may not be great for events, like baby showers – BUT – it photographs well. Something we all want for our keepsake maternity photos. Grab it here.
Spring maternity dresses don’t have to be a one-time wear. You can choose dresses that will work for photoshoots and major events. What we love most about the selection we have included here is that so many of them are versitile and can be worn throughout your pregnancy and beyond. If you’re being frugal during your pregnancy, this makes these inexpensive dresses a must-have.
There’s never a dull moment when it comes to gender reveals, but we have to admit, reveals during the season of love is just about as good as it gets. We’ve rounded up some of the cutest ideas for revealing your little cupids gender in our Valentine’s Day Gender Reveal Round Up.
If you’re ready to feel the love, let’s get started.
Of course, if you’re going to whip this thing together, you need an invite.
Valentine’s Day Gender Reveal Invitations
These two gender reveal invitations were our favorite for this theme. Rainy Lain Designs has a lot of cute designs, but this one is our favorite for Valentine’s Day.
This bright and cherry gender reveal invitation might be our new favorite. You can grab it here.
Now that you’ve got people comin’ on over, it’s time to get down to the details.
Valentine’s Day Gender Reveal Food
These cake pops are nothing but beautiful. Trimmed with gold along the bottom and sprinkled with just the right amount of bling, these are a must-have at your Valentine’s Day Gender Reveal. You can grab them here.
If you’re looking for a fun way to break the news, this delicious treat will leave your guests anxiously awaiting the results. Lauren Conrad over at her namesakes website offers up these gems, along with a dozen other ideas you’re going to want to check out.
Pampered Chef is showing us a little love with this amazing rice crispie treat idea.
Of course, we couldn’t leave out the cookies. These were originally pegged for a bridal shower, but we’re the recycling type and we’re going to make them for what comes after the honeymoon. Thanks to Style Me Pretty for this gorg photo.
Popping a different kind of bottle this new year? If you didn’t announce at Christmas, there’s still plenty of amazing ideas for a New Year blow out!
We’ve included a wide range of our favorites here, such as tees, printables and even something unique we’ve never suggested before.
Without further adieu, here’s our New Years pregnancy announcement idea list.
Happy New Year – Oh, and I’m Pregnant. We love the combo of white and glitter on this tee. Grab it here.
New Years Kiss For Two. Okay, so can we change in the middle of the party? If so, I will take this one too. This one is on an Etsy shop Here
Sparkling cider for two, by the same shop as New Years kisses above. grab it here.
This is a printable and we love it because it would make a great table decoration, party invite – so many great things you can do with this one. Grab it here.
This pregnancy announcement idea is perfect for printing but also a great way to announce on social media, don’t you think? Grab it here.
Straight to the point, this tee serves a dual purpose. Grab it here.
New year, new adventure, this printable card is perfect for mailing, printing for the party or even posting on social media. You can purchase it here
This beautiful card is just what we need for this New Year. You can grab it here,
Looking for something a little different? These VIP passes can be customized and we’re loving the idea of having them made into pregnancy keepsakes announcements for your guests. You can pick them up at the Plastic Invitations shop here.
Looking for something simple and printable? This printable pregnancy announcement is the perfect addition to the party. Simply print and place it around. Want to have a little extra fun? Put it up and see who notices it first. You can grab it here.
What better Summer baby shower theme than lemons? They are bright, beautiful and cheery and – let’s face it – there are SO many things you can do with lemons. We’re going to share our favorite finds for that oh-so-perfect lemon themed Summer baby shower and maybe throw in a few you didn’t know you needed.
Here’s what we’re dishing out:
Whether you’re going all out or keeping it simple with this summer themed shower, we’ve got you covered.
We’re going to walk you through:
The best lemon themed baby shower invitations
Lemon shower decor you’ll love for your indoor or outdoor baby shower
Lemon baby shower center pieces you can DIY
Drink and cake stand setups
Unforgettable lemon themed baby shower party favors