Is there any time during life that is more special than when you are pregnant? It’s hard to think of one, isn’t it? Pregnancy is a time during which mother and child are one but separate at the same time. There is no other bond on Earth that compares. So why not commemorate this joyous time with a maternity photo shoot? After all, it is a once in a lifetime opportunity to create a memory you can cherish forever. Sure, you may become pregnant again, but you will never be pregnant with this child again.
When to Schedule Your Maternity Photo Session
The best time to take maternity photos is around the eight month mark, or maybe as early as month seven. This time is perfect because the pregnancy is far enough along that morning sickness has likely abated and there is a nice, round belly to take center stage in the photo. It is also not so late in the pregnancy that the mother is too uncomfortable for words. Don’t wait too long-some pregnancies don’t go full term and you never can tell. Shoot for the beginning of the eighth month and you will likely make it.
This means you need to book your appointment earlier in your pregnancy, so you can be sure to get in. This is such a unique opportunity with such a small window that you don’t want a lack of preparation or foresight to mess up your chances of getting a gorgeous shot at the right time. Make sure to put aside some money so that you can buy the perfect outfit and get the perfect hair and makeup done for the photo. Flowing fabrics are often the best when it comes to maternity photos, and you want to be able to shop around as long as you need to in order to get everything just right. Remember, you are posing with your baby, it’s just that he or she hasn’t been born yet, and you will never get to do this again.
Discuss the Session with Your Maternity Photographer Beforehand
You should have some sort of vision as to what you want your photograph to look like when you go in for your shoot. Make sure to discuss options and possibilities with your maternity photographer beforehand so that your shoot goes smoothly and things are efficient. If you book at the right time, you won’t be too uncomfortable, but you still don’t want the appointment to last forever when there are snacks to be eaten and naps to be taken. You also need to decide if there will be anyone else posing with you in the photo. Do you have older children or a husband you need to include? This is a once in a lifetime thing for them, too, so make sure to know what you want before you get into it. This baby is special; a miracle. This time must be treasured and remembered for the rest of your life. Be sure to book your appointment early and be prepared.