When Should You Take Maternity Photos?
When it comes to maternity photography, timing is everything. The best time for maternity photography is generally considered to be around 28-35 weeks, when the bump is starting to show and the skin is still relatively smooth. By this point, the mother-to-be should also feel comfortable in her new role and be able to enjoy the experience of having her photograph taken. There are several reasons why we suggest a Maternity Session during this time. While most of these are in general, each mother’s journey is unique.
Your third trimester begins at 27 weeks. And for most women that’s when you really feel good. You get a ton of energy back and you’re really glowing. In addition, early in your third trimester you can still move easily. Feeling good and moving to pose easily are 2 main reasons it’s a great idea for maternity photography during the earlier weeks of this stage of pregnancy. Any professional photographer is going to understand that you’re still carrying an adorable bowling ball in your belly and won’t ask you to get into awkward positions you can’t get out of. However, still being limber enough to twist and turn a bit to really highlight the best parts of you is key to a killer session.
The next 2 reasons we suggest Maternity Photography between 28-35 weeks is going to effect the overall look of your images. Typically by 28 weeks most women have a nice round belly. This should make it obvious that you’re an expectant mother. But during your third trimester, your belly ‘drops’. That means the baby shifts into position closer to the birth canal. And that drop changes the shape of your belly from a cute round basketball to more of a pear or tear drop shape. While, you can still take maternity photos after that drop occurs around 36 weeks, you’re photos won’t look as perky and cute. In addition, you’re going to start feeling uncomfortable moving around as baby is now settling into your hip area. It’s going to be harder to pose. The discomfort you feel will still be visible through your smiles. Remember that when you feel your best, you look your best. Speaking of looking your best…did you know there are rules about what you should wear at your Maternity Session? Some outfits are more flattering for expectant moms. Find out in our blog on What to Wear for your Maternity Pictures.
Begin Planning Your Photo Shoot
Now that you know WHEN you should book your maternity photography you can reach out to schedule your session! Our In House Coordinator will talk with you about your due date and what inspires you to schedule a shoot that’s as unique as your story is. Just fill in the following form and we’ll reach out shortly!
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About Erie Photography
Erie Photography is a team of talented local photographers. We proudly offer photography for every moment of your life. In addition, we offer a combination of photography styles to suit your needs. Further more, we happily edit in a number of popular styles to complete your success story! Above all, our clients satisfaction is our primary goal.
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Plan Your Maternity Photography
Now that you’re inspired for your own Maternity Photo Session reach out to book with us today! We can’t wait to plan the perfect session to capture all of your amazing changes!