The best part of a photographer’s job is helping capture moments that define a family. The traditional photography milestones may include proposals, weddings, births, birthdays, etc. As your children get older, you add pictures from their first day at school, first dance, prom, so on and so forth. But what about before your child is born? This is the time in an expectant mother’s life when the anticipation of welcoming their new baby is at an all-time high!

Preparation is Key

Like most of life, you get out of it what you put into it! Preparing for a maternity photo session starts with finding the right photographer. We recommend hiring a professional for session photos. While friends and family will do a great job of capturing candid moments, posed sessions that will be displayed on walls and mantles require an experienced eye behind the camera. It also helps that professionals will capture the moment in the right format to make printing a snap! Cell phone pics and point and shoot cameras look great on the small screen, but when you blow them up for a canvas, the difference is noticeable.

Share the Anticipation

Whether this baby is your first or your next, capturing these special moments will be important to everyone in the family, not just the parents. Grandparents, especially those looking forward to their first grandchild, will be filled with anticipation. Having great maternity photos will be a beautiful way to share your excitement with them. Having high-quality prints of “their baby” preparing to have their own baby gives grandparents a great opportunity to proudly share the news of their expanding families.

Start a Tradition

If this is your first baby, it’s a great time to begin a family tradition of having beautiful photos to share. Your children will appreciate the time you took to capture that special time when they were growing in mama’s belly. Having these special memories available to pass down to their children will be a blessing that they’ll cherish forever. Continue the tradition with newborn photographs of your new arrival. Like all milestones, once they’ve passed you by, you simply won’t have another opportunity to capture that moment.

Trust an Experienced Maternity Photographer

There is a small window of opportunity when the expectant mom is “big enough” to look great in maternity photos, but not be so close to delivery that you may miss out on the opportunity altogether if early labor occurs. Your Boise maternity photographer will help you decide when the best time is to schedule your session to get the best images possible.