When is the best time to take Maternity photos of your baby bump?

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All you need to know about your maternity photos, the best time to take maternity photos, and when to book your session with a professional photographer

When is the best time to take Maternity photos and the ideal time to book a maternity session?


Congratulations on expecting Mama! This is a special time in your life, and while you are watching your body change, you are also growing the biggest love of your life. 9 months will pass by really quickly, but the memories of the love that welcomed your baby on the earthside will stay in your family for years to come. If you are considering whether you should hire a photographer to capture that special moment in your life, here are some things you need to consider to document your journey into motherhood.


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When is the time to book maternity photos?


Maternity photographers are usually booked well in advance, so recommended time to reach out and book your pregnancy photos is when you reach your 2nd trimester of pregnancy. A lot of photographers are offering bundle deals for pregnancy and newborn photos, which is a great way to document your journey of welcoming your little one on the earthside and becoming a new mum.



When is the best time for a maternity photo shoot with a professional photographer?


The perfect time for taking photos of your nice and round pregnancy belly is anytime between 28-36 weeks of your pregnancy when you will still feel confident and comfortable. Capturing your maternity pictures is also a great opportunity to announce the pregnancy, in that case, we can take maternity pictures as soon as your walk into the 3rd trimester or at 20-24 weeks. 


When is the best time for a maternity photo shoot if I am expecting twins or triplets?


If you are expecting twins or triplets you'll be showing earlier, and the best time to take your maternity photos would be anytime between 24-30 weeks



Can we still take pregnancy pictures if I am over 36 weeks pregnant?


Yes, Yes, Yes! If you are close to your due date but don't want to miss out on capturing this magical experience in the photographs, be mindful that babies sometimes can come early and schedule your maternity photoshoot as soon as possible.


 pregnant mym hugging a belly wearing cream dress


At what time of the day is the best to do a maternity photo session?


Pregnancy photos can be taken at any time in the day, but the timing might vary depending on the location you choose with your photographer. Photos of your baby bump in the park, forest, or reserve where is a lot of shade, can be taken at any time during the day, but are recommended in the morning house, while photos on the beach can only be done at the time of the sunset.



What to do with your favorite pregnancy photographs?


There are a lot of things you can do with your favorite baby bump photos. You can hang them up in your nursery, or put them in a photo album to look back on later. You can also send them to family and friends, or even frame them and put them on display in your home. Whatever you decide to do with them, just make sure you enjoy looking at them and cherish the memories they represent. All my photography packages include complimentary print credit, which you can use toward any of my wall art collections. Whether you love to display your favorite photographs as an artistic canvas, you love a huge panorama frame to be the center of your home or you love the good old wooden frame, I got you covered! Please reach out to discuss the best way to display your photographs in your home.


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When is the time to capture Maternity photos of your baby bump


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