The Importance of Maternity Photography: Tips and Tricks

Jun 8, 2022 | Featured Photography, Maternity Photography Blog

Maternity photos are a one-of-a-kind photo opportunity. They’re also a rarity for many expectant mothers, who find that scheduling time for a photographer can be challenging. Fortunately, more and more new parents are recognizing the importance of maternity photos, which are often the only record of the mother-to-be’s changing physique from the first trimester to the final weeks before giving birth. Nevertheless, finding time for an appointment with a professional photographer can be challenging. To help you get started with your own maternity photo shoot and ensure that you get these images taken before your baby arrives, we’ve listed some helpful tips and tricks that will make this important photo shoot go smoothly and leave you feeling prepared in case anything unexpected happens.

Know the Basics of Maternity Photography Before-hand

Before you book your appointment and get ready for your photo shoot, make sure that you have a good idea of what you want your maternity photos to look like. Are you hoping for bright and colourful shots? Are you planning to go black and white? Are you hoping for natural light or a studio setting? What kind of poses do you want to try? These are just a few of the basics you’ll want to discuss with your photographer before the shoot. You’ll also want to think about what you want your photographer to capture in your maternity photos. Do you want to include your partner? Do you want to document your baby bump? Are you hoping to catch your growing size throughout the course of the shoot?

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Hiring a Professional Maternity Photographer

Once you’ve figured out some of the basics behind what you want your maternity photos to look like and include, the next step is to find a photographer you’re comfortable with and trust. Hiring a professional photographer specialising in maternity photography is very important. At Amanda Dams Photography we pride ourselves to provide an experience that goes above and beyond the expectations of every pregnant client. We provide many gowns to choose from and hair and makeup are included in every maternity photography session.

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Timing is Everything for Maternity Photography

As we mentioned above, timing is everything when it comes to a maternity photo shoot. You’ll want to make sure that you’re as far along in your pregnancy as possible but not too close to your due date when scheduling your appointment. Depending on how far along you are in your pregnancy, you and your photographer will need to take some things into account for your session. The perfect time to have your maternity photos done is between 30-34 weeks of pregnancy.

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Pick the Location Carefully

Once you’ve decided when you want to schedule your shoot, you’ll want to pick the location carefully. Ideally, you’ll be able to find a place that has both natural light and controlled lighting, so that you can photograph at different times of the day and be sure to get a variety of shots. You’ll also want to be mindful of the weather. If it’s a particularly cold or rainy day, you might want to pick a different location or we can do it in the studio. You’ll also want to think about how the location will fit with your desired theme and the style of clothing you plan to wear. Ideally, you’ll pick a location that has the right vibe for your photos and offers plenty of options for different poses and backdrops.

Wrapping Up

Once you’re done with your maternity photo shoot, you’ll want to make sure that you have copies of the photos from your shoot. You can choose to print the best shots, or you can order a wall art to get installed in your bedroom and make you remember this experience every single day. This is important because maternity photos are a one-of-a-kind photo opportunity that many expectant mothers will only have once. These photographs are also the only record of the mother-to-be’s changing physique from the first trimester to the final weeks before giving birth. If you’re currently pregnant, now is the perfect time to schedule your maternity photo shoot. With the help of these tips, you’ll be able to have the perfect maternity photography with Amanda, pick a location, and prepare for your photo shoot so that you can get these photos taken before your baby arrives.


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