Imagine the excitement, anticipation and happiness you felt on your wedding day – that’s exactly how I want my clients to feel for their maternity sessions, too! Whether you’re going for a soft, romantic couples session or fun, laid-back family session, maternity photos are such a great way to celebrate your pregnancy.
So, the big question is – when should you schedule your session?
Typically, I advise moms to schedule their photos for somewhere between 28-32 weeks pregnant (or by 30 weeks for moms carrying multiples).
Here are three great reasons to schedule your session at this time:
- Comfort! Let’s be real, mama – pregnancy is amazing and beautiful – and exhausting! You don’t want to wait till the last few weeks of pregnancy for your photos. At 28-32 weeks, you’ll have that nice, round belly that doesn’t feel too heavy just yet. You’ll probably still be relatively comfortable in seated, standing and laying down positions. This is also the sweet spot for most mamas before swelling begins.
- Baby shower reveals! I want you to love your photos so much that you can’t WAIT to show them off in a major way. There are so many super exciting ways to share your gorgeous photos – just imagine your guests enjoying cake at your shower while watching a slideshow of your photos set to music! Or, we could design a beautiful heirloom album of your images that is perfect for your guests to pass around at the shower. I even offer a package created exclusively for baby showers/sip-and-see events that includes everything you need to decorate using photos from your session!
- Decorate the nursery (and other special places in your home)! How sweet would it be to have a trio of canvas photos from your maternity session in your baby’s nursery? What a beautiful way to celebrate your pregnancy and begin telling your baby’s story before they even arrive!
Now you know the perfect time to schedule your session – when is the best time to book? That’s easy! Contact me as soon as that pregnancy test is positive so we can get your date on the calendar and start planning a beautiful maternity session together!