Pregnancies are a big deal. Because pregnancies are so special, it makes sense that you would want them documented. Maternity photography is a great way to preserve a special moment in time. Maternity photos are beautiful, elegant and they give a great memory that can be shared with friends and family. If you are pregnant and would like to capture the moment, let us know. We are always happy to help give you a beautiful memory of this incredible time in your life.
When to Take Maternity Photos
Maternity photos should be taken towards the end of a pregnancy because, by this time, you will have a nicely shaped belly that is really showing your little one off. We suggest scheduling your maternity photo shoot in the seventh or eighth month of your pregnancy. During this time frame, your belly will be a great, round shape which lends itself to beautiful photos. In weeks, the ideal time to schedule would be right around your thirty week mark. Anything after that will probably see you being very uncomfortable during the shoot, which is not, at all, what we want for you.
When to Take Multiples Maternity Photos
If you are lucky enough to be having multiples (twins, triplets or so on), than scheduling your maternity shoot goes on a slightly different timeline. Because you are carrying more weight inside, you will, no doubt, start to show earlier. If you are carrying multiples, we recommend doing your photo shoot in the second trimester. This is a great time for you to have a nice, round belly and be comfortable while we are shooting. We recommend scheduling right at the twenty-fourth week mark. Anything after this could lead to an uncomfortable photo shoot for you.
Maternity Photo Tips
Because we want your maternity photos to turn out exactly as your are envisioning them, we are happy to give you some tips on how to make the photo shoot go as smoothly as possible. With maternity photos, we always advise to use natural light, as it gives a warmth to the skin. You should also find comfortable clothing, but avoid things that have wild prints. Because we are trying to show off that belly, you should always make sure that is moisturized, at this will make your skin look beautiful. And, if you have any other questions, let us know so we can answer them for you.
Comfort Is Important
The number one thing about maternity shoots is that we want you to feel as comfortable as possible. In any photo shoot, getting the best results means getting the subject of the photos to completely relax. This gives a nice energy to the photos and makes them feel alive. With maternity shoots, specifically, it is easy to feel uncomfortable because we understand that you are carrying extra weight. Because of this, we recommend loose fitting clothing and to adhere to our scheduling guidelines. These things will result in the best picture possible.