What To Wear For Mommy and Me Sessions


Mommy and Me session are a special way to connect with your child. Don’t let the fear of what to wear get in the way of the joy of the session. Take a look at this lovely gallery and some of my top tips for planning outfits.

What To Wear For Mommy and Me Sessions

Woodlands Family Photographer

It is impossible to truly lose yourself to motherhood- you really just find yourself through the growth and maturity that being a mother creates. It is a beautiful bond like no other- the moment you know you will be having a baby, you change. You become mom.
We are getting closer to Mother’s Day- it’s a time to celebrate the woman who gave you life. It’s recognizing the deep, committed and self-less love mothers have.
Getting to document that through family photography or even a special motherhood session is something that absolutely breathes life into me. It reminds me to slow down, cherish my little ones while they are still little and soak up these fleeting moments.
As a mom myself, I don’t always take the time to make these moments happen in front of a camera. I don’t typically get all dolled up and fancy. And when it comes to trying to find something to wear, I am often left struggling and feeling defeated. If you are considering a Mommy and Me Session, or just looking for tips on how to style yourself and your daughter for photos, here are my thoughts on finding something to wear!

  • Keep it simple. I think I say this all the time, but really and truly don’t over think it. Find something that feels comfortable and doesn’t make you second guess yourself. Take your best friend or your own mom with you. Someone that will shoot you straight and help you find something that is flattering. I personally love flowy dresses because they feel feminine, they have movement and look great on everyone! If you aren’t a dress person, go for something casual and comfortable like a knit sweater and dark jeans with some adorable boots!

  • Don’t go too matchy. Unless you are wearing the exact same outfit and you really want to go for that look, try to find things that compliment each other instead. The lovely mom and daughter in the pictures on this post don’t match. They both have on a flowy dress and the cream of her daughter’s dress goes with everything. It’s a perfect fit.

  • Consider layers and accessories. If you want to change up the way a session looks, try a hat or sweater. Pulling either of these on or off can make the session more interesting without having to do a complete wardrobe change.

  • Remember to relax- ultimately, the type of session is more about connections and less about what you are wearing listen to your heart, be vulnerable in front of the the camera and connect with your child.

“You will never have this day with your children again. Tomorrow, they will be a little older than they were today. This day is a gift. Just breathe, notice, study their faces and little feet. Pat attention. Relish in the charms of the present. Enjoy today. It will be over before you know it. – Meg McMillin

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Ashley Newman Photography is a Woodlands Family Photographer and Storyteller specializing in outdoor family photography. In addition to lifestyle family portraits, Ashley and her award-winning team offer day-in-the-life legacy sessions, outdoor maternity sessions, fresh 48 hospital portraits and in-home newborn photography. Ashley Newman Photography serves Montgomery county, North-Houston areas: The Woodlands, Spring, Conroe, Houston and Magnolia.

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