September 26, 2023
If you’re reading this blog, there’s a very good chance you’re a Baltimore mama-to-be. Today I’m answering the most frequently asked question when it comes to maternity sessions: when’s the best time to schedule my maternity photo shoot?
As a mama of two who is currently navigating her third pregnancy, I completely understand wanting to capture your beautiful, changing body before you start getting super uncomfortable. I recommend between 30 and 34 weeks. Let’s chat about why!
In that 30-34 week window of your incredible pregnancy journey, you’re in the sweet spot where your baby bump is just the right size – proudly showing off all your hard work over the last 8ish months. This is the time when you’re glowing with that unique radiance that only pregnancy can bring. Capturing that beautiful glow in photographs is my favorite thing as a maternity photographer.
By the time you hit the 30-34 week window, you’re in the sweet spot of comfort and confidence. You’re past some of the early pregnancy discomforts, and you’re not yet weighed down by the late-pregnancy fatigue and discomfort. This means you can move around with relative ease and truly enjoy the photoshoot experience. And I promise you, genuine joy and comfort always shine through in your final gallery.
Pregnancy is a miraculous journey, but it’s also an unpredictable experience. Booking your maternity session by 34 weeks offers a buffer against unexpected changes that might arise in the final stretch of your pregnancy. Whether it’s changes in your health or adjustments to your due date, this timing ensures we have flexibility to adapt while still capturing the essence of this momentous time.
When getting ready to schedule your maternity photo shoot, timing really is key. I encourage expecting mamas to get in touch with me as soon as you know you’d like to work together! We’ll find the perfect date in that 30-34 week window.
From one mom to a mom-to-be, capturing the beauty of pregnancy is a gift you’ll treasure forever. Choosing the right time for your maternity photo shoot is a decision that can shape the entire experience, and that’s why I recommend around 30 weeks as the perfect moment. Embrace your glow, celebrate your journey, and let’s create stunning photographs that tell the story of this incredible chapter in your life. Can’t wait to capture your radiance!