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FAQ - Maternity Session

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Pregnancy is probably one of the shortest times in a woman’s life, yet it is full of anticipation, excitement, surprises, and wonder. Some women even feel their most beautiful when they are pregnant. I encourage every pregnant woman to consider maternity photography. It is a time to celebrate the gift of new life.

​If you are pregnant or know someone who is pregnant, and are researching maternity photography, you may have many questions. Here are a few answers to some frequently asked questions:

“When should I schedule my maternity photography session?”

I recommend women to schedule their maternity photography session between 28-36 weeks. This is the time where the pregnancy is showing but not too close to the due date where the mother-to-be may miss her scheduled photography session due to an early delivery. It is up to you to decide when within the time frame to schedule a session. Some pregnant women want to be as far along as they can for maternity portraits. Others may feel their best before the last few weeks of pregnancy.

“How do I prepare for my maternity photography session?”

Take into consideration what you will be wearing to your maternity photography session. Make sure to wear a shirt that flatters your pregnant figure and shows off your belly. Try to avoid “frumpy” clothes; you want to look your best. A solid colored maternity shirt or dress is ideal for your photography session.

If you want a fun, outdoor session, bright colored, stylish clothes look best. If it is cool out, dressing in layers will add depth to your photographs. Accessories like a textured scarf or cute hat add an element of fun and whimsy.


The best piece of advice I can give you on how to prepare for your maternity session is to just relax. This is an enjoyable experience where you can capture the wonder and excitement of your pregnancy.

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