It’s almost time for your baby to — finally — arrive. You might wonder, when is the best time to book maternity photos? And are they something you want? I recommend to schedule your Maternity Portraits around 30-32 weeks. I answer many other maternity photo questions throughout the year too and therefore put together this post to help you find the answers you need. Here is everything you need to know about booking maternity photos.
ARE MATERNITY PHOTOS FOR YOU?
Every women’s decision to book maternity photos is different. Some want to remember their maternity forever and others book maternity photos as a gift to their baby. There is no right or wrong answer. As a Photographer, of
I recommend maternity portraits because these are the last few weeks before your baby arrives and you are on to the next chapter of your life. Maternity portraits are a great way to celebrate the end of this season of life.
HOW MANY WEEKS SHOULD I BE AT?
Somewhere between 30-32 weeks seems to be the ‘sweet spot’ to book maternity photos. Generally, at this point, your bump is big enough to show off but not so big that you are uncomfortable.
Like I mentioned before, go with what feels right for you. I have photographed women at seven months because that’s when they felt their best and right at nine months. You can’t go wrong if you listen to your body.
WHAT TO WEAR?
Discomfort and body changes are the most common objection I hear about maternity photos. First of all, know that those feelings are legitimate. When you grow a human, your body completely changes. Sometimes, that takes time to get used to.
For this reason, I put together The Client Closet. This is a wardrobe of beautiful dresses and pieces that you can borrow from for your maternity portraits. In addition, each piece is purchased or handmade in British-Columbia because I love to support other small businesses as much as possible.
THE BABY PHOTOGRAPHY PLAN
I created The Baby Photography Plan to help you preserve your baby’s precious milestones forever. They are photography sessions spread throughout your baby’s first year earthside, from maternity to one-year-old. You have the option to select just one portrait session or book the entire year.
If you are like most people, you are a bit nervous in front of the camera. This is
Maternity · Fresh 48 · Newborn · 3-Months · 6-Months · 9-Months ·
One Year Old
+ Birth Add-On
+ Family Portraits Add-On
I hope this helps you with your decision to book maternity photos. If all of this speaks to you, please get in touch! We are a great fit for each other if you love candid maternity photos, portraits throughout your baby’s first year of life, and printed photos.