Congratulations on your pregnancy!
You're planning and preparing to welcome your little one into the world and sharing the joy of your news with family and friends. Having a maternity portrait session will serve as a reminder of how beautiful and amazing your pregnant body was. Maternity photos will help you remember your pregnancy journey, not just in the months before giving birth, but for years to come.
When to schedule your maternity session?
The best time to take maternity photos is during your 7th or 8th month of pregnancy or around 30 weeks. Once you've entered your third trimester, your belly begins to develop more of a nice round shape that's perfect for showing off in photos. At this point in your pregnancy, your baby will not yet have begun to move downward, which means your belly will be higher and create that maternity silhouette.
Schedule your session too early, and your bump may not be as pronounced as you'd like. And if you have photos taken after your eighth month, chances are the baby could come early and you miss your session date. For that reason, avoid taking your maternity photos near the end of your pregnancy, after 35 weeks.
If you're uncertain about when exactly to schedule your maternity shoot, its better to take your images early than too late. Just like with most things in life, maternity photos are all about timing. Choosing the right time to schedule your maternity session will help ensure you're looking and feeling your best, allowing you to have images that mark this wonderful change in your family.