When should I book my maternity session?
This is the most frequently asked question I hear when a woman calls about scheduling her maternity portrait session…
And what I usually suggest is contacting us as soon as you know your due date. Together, we can then decide on a time that is best for your photos. I like to schedule your maternity session around the time you are seven to eight months along. This way, you are far enough along to show off your baby bump, but not to the point where you are going to be miserable in your photos.
Most of all, your tummy usually appears bigger in your images than you think it will… so it’s not necessary to wait til the last weeks of your pregnancy. I once had a woman call me and ask if I could possibly squeeze her in that day because she was being induced at 7 pm. And yet another client, who was leaving the beautician to come to her maternity session, when her water broke unexpectedly. You don’t want this to be you!
As you go along your pregnancy, things may change with your due date, or you may start showing sooner and want to do them earlier. Just contact us and we can discuss this and help you find a new date.
If you’d like to add on a gender reveal session, we typically do those photos shortly after your 16 to 20 week ultrasound when the baby’s gender is discovered.