March 15, 2023

When to Schedule Your Maternity Session



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I'm Lindsay and I'm so happy you're here. This blog is a collection of inspiration and resources for families looking to capture precious memories through fine art photography.

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A common question expectant moms face is wondering when to schedule your maternity session. Pregnancy is such a beautiful time in your life that deserves to be documented and remembered forever. You’ll always look back on the images from your maternity photoshoot in awe of the miracles your body performed, and you’ll never forget the feeling of sweet anticipation as you waited to meet the love of your life. 

Offering a full-service custom maternity photoshoot experience for my clients means you get to enjoy a stress-free maternity photography session. I love taking care of all of the details so that you can relax and soak in the special moments with your partner. Now, let’s answer the question of when you should schedule your maternity photoshoot. 

When Do You Take Maternity Photos?

I usually recommend taking your maternity photos during your 8th month of pregnancy, so somewhere between 28-34 weeks. You’ll have a gorgeous bump we can love on during the session, and you’ll still be feeling well. You might have a special circumstance during your pregnancy, which means you can’t take your photos between 28-34 weeks. If you have any questions, please just let me know! 

When to schedule your maternity session

When to schedule your maternity session

Now onto when to schedule your maternity session. You’ll want to reach out to your maternity photographer well before you’re 30 weeks pregnant, to be sure you can book with your dream photographer. It breaks my heart to have to say no to a family because I’m already booked. As a maternity photographer, I’m booked a few months in advance and can only take a limited number of sessions per month to give each client the full-service experience they deserve. Many clients reach out once they reach the second trimester to get on my schedule. You’re welcome to reach out as soon as you’re comfortable doing so!

Full-Service Maternity Photoshoot 

Pampering my expecting mamas and creating images I know they’ll treasure forever is such a gift. Full-service maternity photography means you get to experience a luxurious photo session while I take care of all the details leading up to, during, and after your session. You deserve to take this time to feel your best and remember this fleeting time of your pregnancy. Once your baby arrives, you’ll be so glad you took the time out of your schedule to have maternity photos done. These are special memories you can look back on with your spouse and children for years to come.

Each session includes –

  • Session planning and prep
  • Access to client wardrobe for you and your family 
  • A light and airy maternity session that you’ll never forget 
  • Gallery reveal of your session 
  • Portrait collections purchased after your session 

Many times, your maternity session is the first of several sessions together. The Baby’s First Year Collective is popular with my clients who want to document their baby’s entire first year!

The First Year Collective includes up to 4 full sessions that tell the story of your baby.

  • Maternity
  • Newborn
  • Sitting Up
  • First Year

The First Year Collective ensures you’ll document every important milestone with your baby. Imagine having a gallery wall or album with your favorite images from each of these sessions to hold onto this amazing first year with your baby. I highly recommend considering booking your First Year Collective for your baby. You’ll love having these memories to hold on to forever!

Now it’s time to book your maternity photoshoot!

Now that you know when to schedule your maternity session, it’s time to take action! My light and airy portrait studio is conveniently located in the Village of West Clay community in Carmel, Indiana. You and your family will be welcomed and cared for throughout their session experience in the studio. If you wish to ask any questions or schedule a consultation, please send me a message here. 

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