When should you book a maternity session?

Expecting a baby is an exciting and beautiful journey, and capturing this special time with a maternity photo session is a wonderful way to preserve those memories. But when is the best time to book a maternity session to ensure you get the most stunning and meaningful photos?

Ideal Timing: 28 to 36 Weeks

The best time to schedule your maternity session is typically between 28 and 36 weeks of pregnancy. Here’s why this window is ideal:

  1. Prominent Baby Bump: By the third trimester, your baby bump is well-defined and beautifully rounded, making it the perfect focal point for your photos.
  2. Comfort and Mobility: Around 28 to 36 weeks, most expectant mothers still feel relatively comfortable and have enough energy to enjoy the photo session. This is important for capturing natural, joyful expressions and poses.
  3. Avoiding the Last-Minute Rush: Booking your session within this timeframe ensures you avoid the final weeks of pregnancy, which can be more physically demanding and unpredictable.


Considerations for Timing

Every pregnancy is unique, so consider your own comfort and preferences when scheduling your session:

  • Health and Well-being: If you’re experiencing any complications or discomfort, it might be best to schedule your session earlier in the third trimester when you feel your best. If you do push it a bit the next best idea is to do your maternity session in your own home.
  • Multiple Pregnancies: If you’re expecting twins or multiples, consider booking your session a bit earlier, around 26 to 32 weeks, as your baby bump will likely be more prominent sooner.

Planning Ahead:

To secure your preferred date and photographer, it’s a good idea to book your maternity session at least a few months in advance. This allows ample time for planning outfits, choosing locations, and discussing your vision with your photographer.

Booking your maternity session between 28 and 36 weeks of pregnancy ensures you capture the beauty of your baby bump while still feeling comfortable and energetic. Plan ahead to secure your ideal date and create stunning, timeless photos that celebrate this incredible journey. Don’t miss the chance to document this special moment in your life—schedule your maternity session today!

If you are looking for a Marietta photography experience I would love to connect with you about planning your dream family session! You can inquire about a session by clicking here. In the meantime, feel free to check out some behind the scenes, sneak peeks and more on my Instagram.

June 11, 2024

Marietta, Maternity

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