One of the questions I get asked the most is when is the best time to have a maternity session. It’s a good question. While I recommend between 32 and 36 weeks, or even as early as 28 weeks, it all depends on how you are feeling and showing. Whether you know exactly what you want out of your maternity session or you aren’t so sure, I’ve put together a few of my favorite tips to get the most of your session.
Maternity Photoshoot Tips
Pamper Yourself – this is the perfect time to get your hair & your nails done. I even recommend getting a massage beforehand so you are plenty relaxed. I have a very detailed prep document I send to all my clients detailing what to do to prepare for your photography session. We offer full hair and makeup for your session, as well as full styling advice together with an entire maternity wardrobe.
Be Sentimental – if you have a special blanket, baby toy, or even something from your own childhood you would like included in your maternity photoshoot, please bring it. I love it when clients bring cherished items. It makes the photoshoot that much more special!
Try Different Looks – one of the best things about the photos I’ve included on this blog is all the different outfits she used. No matter what you choose to wear, I just want to make sure you are comfortable. We can talk about different outfits and looks before your session to make sure we plan your dream maternity session!
Family – you don’t have to, but consider including your partner and other children in your maternity photoshoot. These are once in a lifetime memories that you are all a part of.
Ask Questions – finding the right photographer can be challenging. We will talk about what kind of look(s) you’re after, what you’re comfortable with, and what I can do to help the process. I want your session to be perfect for you and will do whatever I can to make that happen.
Picture Perfect Photoshoot
When thinking about when to have your session, keep in mind how much you want to be showing. You also want to consider how far along you will be. The closer you are to the due date, you may be more uncomfortable, and the baby might decide to come early.
Maternity photoshoots are all about celebrating you, your body, and this next stage of your life. Whether your session is in a studio, outdoors, elegant, or intimate, I know we can create the maternity photoshoot of your dreams.