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Best time for Maternity Photography

The number one question I get asked when I receive enquiries from pregnant mothers is when is the best time for maternity photography.

I recommend booking your maternity session between 28 – 32 weeks.  This means that you are big enough that your bump shows, but not so big that you have trouble moving. 

My Approach to Maternity Photography

Having said that, I have photographed pregnant mothers as early as 23 weeks and as late as the day before their scheduled c-section.  Everyone’s circumstances are different and I always recommend that it’s better to have the photos done that to not do it just because you feel like you missed the window.

Other common questions:

Are my children and spouse included in the photos?

Yes – children and spouse are definitely included in images but we will take a lot of time to also photograph you and your beautiful belly.

Can I stay full dressed/can I wear my underwear or go nude?

We wear the amount of clothing you are comfortable with.  Many of my clients choose to remain fully clothed but some are OK for being photographed in their underwear or even fully nude.  It’s really up to you and we can create beautiful photos no matter what you decide to wear.  I have a questionnaire where we go over all of this.

Do you offer maternity mini-sessions?

Yes, if you book a newborn session you get access to a special rate and a shorter session.

Do you have maternity dresses?

Yes, I have a small selection you can see here.

Where does the maternity photography session take place?

I’ve done these sessions everywhere from outdoors, in-home to in-studio.  It really depends on what you are looking for.  I find that more than for any other type of sessions that my families have a strong opinion on what they want their photos to look like.  I’ll work with you to make sure we create something you love.  I don’t do cheese and would never make you do something you are not comfortable with.

Did you know that all maternity clients receive a special discount to Rock the Cradle Doula Services and Destination Sleep?

Interested?  Contact me for rates and with any questions.  I can’t wait to hear from you and capture this special, fleeting moment in your life!

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