Celebrate Your Pregnancy with Maternity Ballgown Photos in Northern Virginia

Pregnancy is a wonderful excuse for dressing up and celebrating yourself! Whether you’re a girly girl, an alt-indie type, or a drama lover, ballgown maternity photos in Northern Virginia can be interpreted in many ways to suit many different styles.

Ballgowns can be as simple or complex, as timeless or as trendy as you want it to be.

My client closet includes gowns ranging from understated and classic black with a high neckline, to uber-frilly and girly pink with yards and yards of tulle and a train. There are options from sexy and baring to modest and conservative.

With the option to wear a second dress of your own, we can plan to capture a wide variety of images from fun and playful, to somber and emotional, to romantic or artsy.

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Dressing Up Gowns With Accessories

Pregnancy ballgowns can be further dressed up by adding accessories such as floral and feather crowns, jewelry, and scarves or wraps.

Accessories such as floral crowns may lend more of an ethereal feel, while jewelry may emphasize glamor, and scarves or wraps may give the images a more maternal feel.

Keeping it Simple

Or you can forgo accessories in favor of a simpler, more classic look

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A darker vibe

For those who want to dress up, but aren’t into the flowery options, a classic black gown may be the way to go, accessorized with chunkier jewelry or accessories


The location you choose can help to accentuate the style of glamor you’re looking for – a location with rocky formation on the river has an indie, tough-girl vibe, while a historic mansion has an old world glamor vibe. An open field or shady edge of a wooded area can have a fantastic or ethereal vibe.

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See More Examples

The below portfolio contains photos from previous ballgown maternity photography sessions. You can also read what clients are saying about these sessions in my Google Business Reviews. If you’re ready to book or have questions, Get In Touch!