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Renting & Borrowing Maternity Dresses

June 6, 2022

So you want to look stunning for your photos but don’t want to drop a ton of cash on the perfect dress? Look no further!

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So you want to look absolutely STUNNING for your photos but don’t want to drop a ton of cash on the perfect dress? Who says you have to go out and spend a bunch of money on a dress you’ll wear one, maybe two times? You should try renting your maternity dress!

Renting or borrowing a dress for your photoshoot is often something many people don’t think of, and I just might have a couple insights up my sleeve to help you and your wallet out on this.

This momma came to SLAY her maternity photos. She has a year’s worth of sessions set up (newborn, six-month, and one-year), so this was such a fun way to play and get the year started.

This is her third baby boy and they are just the absolute sweetest family. She wanted some family photos and some glam ones, and we definitely delivered. So how do you decide what to wear when you want a few different looks (or even just one)?

Ask Your Photographer About Borrowing a Dress

When it comes to renting a dress, first ask your photographer if they have a client closet available! This dear client donated this lacy green mermaid dress so that I can have it for future clients. I have several other maternity dresses that clients can borrow for their photos as well. This is the most affordable way to go about finding a maternity dress you love but not spend a ton of money. Borrowing from my client closet is 100% FREE. Most of the dresses I have are stretchy, so they are made to fit all different sizes!

Online Shops for Renting Dresses

If your photographer happens to not have a client closet available, make sure to check out online shops. I have a referral code with where clients can rent dresses at a discounted price. also has shops that allow you to rent dresses for a price.

Renting your dress is the perfect way to get a gown that you will only wear once for a great price. And if you don’t want to rent, Amazon has great options for dresses as well. In fact, the green lace mermaid dress in these photos came from Amazon! There are great options no matter your price point.

Both of these options are not only great ways to save you money, but they are also incredibly sustainable ways to get a different look while helping the environment. That’s truly a win-win!

Ready to book your beautiful dream maternity shoot? Click here to get in touch! And don’t forget to ask about borrowing or renting your maternity dress!

And follow on Instagram at @kathleencurto for more behind-the-scenes and inspiration photos!

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