5 things you need to know to have the perfect maternity session


Your pregnancy is an incredibly special time in your life. You’re about to welcome a piece of your heart into the world and this chapter should be remembered. As a photographer, I love documenting you and your baby from the start of your journey giving you images to look back on and really see the love you have for them from the beginning.

We do this as a team, the best way possible and personalize our time together from the information you provide to be able to capture the details and moments that make your journey unique. When planning, these are the five things you need to know to have the perfect maternity session.

1 | Book your session between 32-36 weeks. For a healthy, full term pregnancy, you’ll want to schedule your session when you’re between 32 and 36 weeks. We want to show off that bump as big as possible but at the same time making sure that your physical comfort is still at a good point.

2 | Add personal touches. The best maternity sessions include personal details. Some of my favorites are shots in the nursery, family heirlooms that will belong to your little love when he or she arrives, older siblings, your fur babies or any other detail that holds a special place in your heart.

3 | Choose locations with meaning. Your home is a great place to have your maternity session because it’s comfortable for you and we can guarantee the images will fit in perfectly with your decor once they’re framed and hanging on your wall. Plus, we can get shot’s of your little one’s nursery that you worked so hard on. If outdoor is your preference, choose a place that has meaning to you like where you got engaged, your backyard,the park where you walk the dog every weekend or your favorite restaurant that serves all your current cravings.

4 | Pamper yourself first. Having two girls myself, I know that by this stage of your pregnancy, you’re one tired mama. Your maternity session is the perfect excuse to pamper yourself. Geta manicure and pedicure and have a professional do your hair and make-up. We have a go-to team we recommended to any client in the market for some pre session pampering. They’re sweet as pie, talented as heck, unbelievably professional and all around wonderful people. I just know you’ll love them.

5 | Don’t be afraid to get dressed up. Have you thought about rocking a romantic gown or flower crown and just never had the opportunity? Now you do! Don’t be afraid to glam it up a bit and let yourself feel beautiful before your bundle of joy arrives. When you feel beautiful, it shines from within and makes for the most stunning session.

Have more questions? We’d love to chat with you –  contact us today. For those looking for newborn photos as well, ask about our Welcome to the World series which includes maternity, fresh 48, newborn and baby plan sessions.