There are many benefits to having your pictures taken by a professional photographer, in this special phase of your life. I will go more into detail later on. But, making this moment in your life last forever with stunning images of your journey to motherhood, is for most women a once in a lifetime opportunity.
The best time to take your perfect maternity images is around the 33rd week
of your pregnancy.
(+- a week) it depends on the growth of your belly.
My main focus is on capturing your natural beauty and that radiant glow while ensuring your comfort and well being. While having you in the middle of a lake getting amazing photographs like these.
As a female photographer I understand the female body and whether you want to expose your belly or not, there are many creative ways of capturing this milestone in your life. I encourage you to bring ultrasound images, baby shoes, maybe a dress shirt from the dad and anything else that can make the images more personal.
I understand that a weight gain and certain flaws that come with this body change might not make you feel the most attractive or that the roller coaster of emotions and hormones can be a drain. And yes, I do edit the images and use Photoshop if you want, not many mother's to be like the belly button sticking out, stretchmarks or when you are even further in your pregnancy, the human seam. I promise to make you as flawless as you want to be.
I see it as my responsibility to take that stress away from you and produce stunning images that will last you as a lifetime memory. Pregnancy is so special and precious and it has become more and more of a celebration in our cultural environment. Being a part of this journey in a woman's life and documenting these moments is a fabulous reward with a production of amazing photographs.
Whether you choose to have a session by yourself or include your partner, soon to be siblings or any other family member. It is a way of showing affection, excitement and believe to your child. You can use the images for invitations to the baby shower or to display them in your nursery. So, if you were hesitating on having a photo session with that growing belly, I think you can say yes and start planning. This is also a great way to find out if you want to continue working with your photographer and have them taken pictures of the newborn, if they specialize in this, like I do. I also offer discounts on newborn sessions if I previously had a session with the mom to be.