When is the best time for maternity photography?

The best time to schedule a maternity photoshoot is when the belly is large, but they’re not in the The-Baby-Is-Coming period! This is typically in Months 7 and 8. I usually avoid Month 9 altogether because you don’t know if the baby will decide to make an early appearance. If you are a first-time mother, you could more comfortably choose a date in Month 8. If you are a woman who has already had a child, then I’d be safe and go with Month 7.

When should I reserve a session?

Generally, I book sessions months in advance, you know, it is never too early to book! Good planning makes the perfect photography. I suggest 3rd month of your pregnancy, so we have plenty of time to prepare for location, clothing, creative ideas, etc.

Where is the best location for maternity photography?


First, decide on a location that the mother-to-be feels most comfortable in. Some prefer the comfort and privacy of her own home. Some prefer a professional studio - stable lighting and setting up. And some are open to doing the photoshoot outdoors. 

Should my husband / other kids are in the photos?

Absolutely Yes! I encourage your husband and kids to join the photo shooting, of course, it is totally your choice. You cannot get this time back, and later you will be thankful to have photos of all of you together while you are carrying a new life in your belly. Also, as your baby grows, they will love seeing themselves in your big belly with mommy, daddy and siblings.

What should we ware?

Once your session is reserved, I will send information to help you to prepare for your maternity session. It will include clothing suggestions and ideas to make your session unique to you. Once your session is scheduled, if you have questions about certain clothing or outfits, I would be happy to answer them for you.

When should I pay? How can I pay?

There is a deposit to reserve a date when you book your session. You will get a receipt for the deposit and a contract to sign and retune to me. On the day of your session, you pay the rest of the full amount, again you will get a receipt for it. Paypal, cash, and check are all fine.

What about post - photography?

After your session, you can review all the photos at your private gallery on my website. Then choose the photos you want to be edited for fine photography. I do give all parents 2 weeks to review and choose photos. However, some parents hate to make choices, if you are one of them, don't worry, just let me know, I will choose the best shots for you. After choosing the photos, I usually will send you a few fully retouched photos with in 3-5 business days, and you will get the whole edited full resolution images on a disc in about 3-4 weeks.