Hey friends! If you are searching for a beautiful, comfortable postpartum dresses this blog post is for you! If you’re new around here, allow me to introduce myself! I’m Corinne Isabelle, a Boston Baby Photographer who loves providing families with artful, timeless images while creating a fun and relaxed experience. I provide a holistic experience from booking and planning your session to holding your printed images in your hands. It is so satisfying to work with you from session day to creating your family album.
Part of planning your newborn session with me involves perusing through my curated client wardrobe! I work with lots of expecting parents and young families. I know the amount of stress that can come along with putting together outfits for family photos. Searching for, purchasing and inevitably returning the rejected clothing options. Incorporating wardrobe options as part of your session is a simple way that I can make your experience much more enjoyable! Not to mention, less laundry for you which is always nice.
As a busy, sometimes over-stimulated mom when it comes to the clothing I put on my body I want to feel comfortable. I talked about this recently in this blog post. As I’m shopping for pieces for my client wardrobe I judge whether or not the dress will be comfortable. I also will try on the gowns once they arrive, if I’m shopping online (unless they are too small). This ensures that I get a chance to experience the dress and to see how it feels. Here is a list of things that I’m on the lookout for when adding dresses to the collection.
*I’ll also link my client wardrobe & a few shops/boutiques that I like to source from to the bottom of this post. Feel free to take a look to see all the clothing options that I provide for my clients!
This one isn’t super difficult. These days most dresses that I’m drawn to are soft and silky. I don’t often find dress options that are made of itchy wool, haha.
Does the dress have an elastic or smocked waist? This is important not only for comfort, but for accommodating various body shapes and sizes. I purchase dresses in a variety of sizes. Often one size can accommodate one size up or one size down if the waist is elastic.
Paying attention to neckline is super important to make it easy on mamas who are breastfeeding. I don’t typically order dresses that are specifically designed for breastfeeding. Simply lowering one of the shoulders of a gown is the simplest ways to nurse your baby during photos. From my personal experience while nursing my daughter I often got a bit annoyed with nursing shirts or dresses. There are multiple layers of fabric to shift around and it can be frustrating. I always ended up wearing clothing that allowed me to easily drop a shoulder strap/sleeve.
This one isn’t totally postpartum specific, but something that I pay attention to. I LOVE clothing with unique textures. It adds great visual interest within your images.
Here are a few shops/boutiques that I source some of my favorite dresses from!
Corinne Isabelle is a Boston Motherhood Photographer. Corinne Isabelle Photography specializes in timeless portraits, in-home or in studio focusing on genuine and authentic moments. As a Boston baby photographer, Corinne allows her clients to find beauty in the simplicity of everyday moments. Even amidst the chaos of raising small children.
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Corinne Isabelle is a Boston family photographer with a timeless and artful style based in Medway, MA and serving the Boston area. Corinne also specializes in branding photography & intimate weddings.