The Perfect Time to do a Maternity Portrait Session

April 15, 2022  •  Leave a Comment

“I wish I had photographic evidence of just how much love I felt for them, even before I had laid eyes on them.” – Jessica Collins Grimes, for The Bump

Like many women, I didn’t feel particularly photogenic when I was pregnant with my daughter… and maternity photos weren’t “a thing” back then. I have only a few pix of my growing belly, and none of them show me “glowing.” But once my dear little one entered the world, I realized how much I missed being pregnant, even with the last weeks of complications we faced. And like Jessica in the quote above, I wished I had more photographic evidence of how much love I felt for my little girl, instead of snapshots of me wishing I wasn’t so large and uncomfortable.

Maternity photos are better now.pregnant photographerMaternity photos weren't a "thing" back when I was pregnant.
I wish I had pix of me smiling at my cradled belly as a gentle reminder of the beauty of my body cradling my daughter before my arms could.

So I always recommend these photoshoots now. If you’ve decided to have one, your first question is likely surrounding when the best time to hold your maternity session is. Ideally, we’ll want to photograph you some time between 28 and 36 weeks of pregnancy. We want you to show a nice bump while still being comfortable standing, posing, and generally moving around. Are you having multiples or at higher risk? Let’s go a little earlier, at 24 weeks or so. Missed the “ideal” window? That’s okay – it’s not too late! We’ll adjust the poses to keep you comfortable, up until you are in labor, if necessary.


Women are multi-faceted, and I love helping them share images that show their authentic, beautiful, confident shine! How do you want to be photographed? Let's meet over coffee and talk about it. Contact me: text/call 434-226-0365 or email [email protected].



No comments posted.