April 1, 2019 update: I’ve revamped this post and added new photos! Enjoy!
There are two questions on every mama’s mind when she schedules maternity photos: what to wear and where to shoot.
Sometimes location is more important than wardrobe, like when couples want to make these special memories at a sentimental place. More often, though, mamas just want to look incredible and meet in a quiet, beautiful spot to celebrate their baby. I send clients a questionnaire to help determine the perfect location for them.
There are a few things I consider when making location suggestions. Most importantly, I want to ensure we’re meeting at a peaceful location without a lot of crowds. I want clients to feel comfortable and enjoy their time together without lots of people around. This makes for a more relaxed session where we can take our time celebrating baby!
I also look for places that have a variety of backgrounds. While you, hubby and the baby bump are the most important part of any photo, having a gorgeous background adds to how much you’ll love your photos! I deliver photo galleries with lots of variety so that you can decorate all the walls in your home with these sweet memories.
Today I’m sharing some of my favorite spots for incredible maternity photos in and around The Woodlands, TX. Which of these spots is perfect for you and your baby?
This is my absolute favorite location for maternity sessions! It’s a peaceful, gorgeous botanical garden with endless amazing places to photograph. I could schedule a different session here every weekend for a year and never get sick of it. Mercer works well for couples and for maternity sessions with children, too.
It’s stunning here every season – yes, even when it’s cold! – and especially when it’s overcast. That’s a huge reason why I love it so much – it works for practically every kind of mama and her idea of the perfect maternity photos.
A few of my favorite spots include a staircase winding down a hill, a gorgeous brownstone archway and a romantic cobblestone walkway.
Market Street The Woodlands
It’s perfect for an urban vibe to your maternity photos! I love shooting here with the wide variety of backgrounds and lots of color. This is one location that can work well if mama prefers jeans or pants over a dress.
Market Street can get pretty crowded on the weekends, so early morning or weekday sessions work best here.
This is a popular spot for photos because it’s pretty year-round and there are so many places to shoot within easy walking distance.
My favorite spots include a pretty archway and the rustic back side of the pavilion. This is one of several beautiful parks in the area, so if Creekside Park isn’t your idea of the perfect location, I can suggest several other gorgeous places for a woodland-themed session.
The Woodlands Waterway
The options are endless for maternity photos at The Woodlands Waterway. Nature-themed or urban, you’ll find what you’re looking for here. There are some iconic spots, like the tunnel with mosaic tiles near The Goose’s Acre, as well as some hidden gems. You can get a downtown, chic feel to your photos without that drive down I-45. This is another location where a more casual wardrobe can work really well!
No matter which location appeals to you, we’ll design an incredible, unique maternity session that will perfectly tell your story as you wait to meet your baby.
You don’t have to stick with well-known places like these for your maternity session, though. When you’re making plans for special photos, sometimes the best place is a spot that has sentimental value to you. Where is that place that brings a smile to your face when you think about it? It could even be your home! Can’t you just imagine precious photos in your baby’s nursery, seated in that glider where you’ll nurse your little one to sleep? We can make a magical photo session happen together anywhere!