How far along should I be for maternity photos?
I often get asked how far along mom should be when she comes in for maternity photos and although it depends on you and your pregnancy the general time frame is 28 to 36 weeks. Some people show early in the pregnancy so can come in earlier for photos. Often moms feel uncomfortable near the end of the pregnancy so I don’t recommend coming too late.
What should I wear for maternity photos?
Another common question is what should you wear to your photos. There are several ways you can get a variety of looks during your session by using a combination of gowns and fabrics. I love to do simple and black, some flowing and fabric and a traditional maternity gown. I have a selection of dresses available to you to use and fabrics for creating different looks. I am also able to help you find dresses to buy or rent if you wish. I have created a list of my favourite gown shops here.
A mix of traditional and beauty portraits
Pregnancy is an amazing time in your life. Life as you know it is changing and every day your body is too. Pregnancy is such a rollercoaster of emotion and you probably have different feelings about this time and your body. I like to capture a mixture of the traditional pictures of you in your maternity clothes as well as more sensual beauty portraits to celebrate your beauty. Most importantly I want to capture you how YOU want to be captured. If you want to capture the joy and excitement with your partner and other children we can do a family portrait style session. Maybe you feel the most beautiful you have ever felt and want to remember beauty of your pregnant body so we can focus on beauty portraits. How you want to be photographed will guide how your session goes.
Planning for your newborn session
After your maternity session you will have a few weeks before baby comes. I suggest reading through your newborn session prep guide and that you pick your wishlist before baby comes. Once baby arrives life is a blur of late night feedings and diaper changes. I know how hectic those first weeks are so save yourself the stress by preparing before.