When to book a Maternity photography session?

I always tell my clients to book their maternity photography session as soon as they are out of the first trimester. As most maternity photographers get fairly booked up months in advance you don’t want to leave it until the last minute. Especially as these sessions are time sensitive and must be done before your baby is born, obviously.

I recommend scheduling the maternity photography session between 30 – 34 weeks of pregnancy. At this time your baby bump should be nice and round, yet not too big that you are feeling uncomfortable. Maternity photoshoots can either be done in the studio or outdoors, weather depending of course.

If you wait too late into your pregnancy to book your maternity photography session, you run the risk of potentially missing the shoot if you end up giving birth early. You also don’t want to feel discomfort during your session so the closer to the 30 week mark the better.

Maternity photoshoots can be as intimate or as conserative as you want them to be. Some clients believe that I have to bare all in their session which is not true at all. If you want to keep your beautiful baby bump covered with beautiful maternity gowns and not show any skin then we can certainly do that.

Once you have made the decision to book a maternity photography session, be sure to contact your photographer as soon as you can to get the optimal date between 30 – 34 weeks along.