I'm a studio and lifestyle photographer specializing in maternity, newborn, kids, and family photography in and around the greater Pittsburgh area.
Congratulations on your pregnancy mom-to-be! Being pregnant is an exciting time. With all the adjustments you are making to your daily life to prepare for your little one’s arrival, having a stunning maternity shoot may feel out of reach. Having a breath-taking experience does not have to be overwhelming when you leave it up to me!
You only have this experience with them once. Embrace the memories you are making together before they are even here while capturing the power and beauty of your body in a timeless, unique-to-you photoshoot.
Ideally, the earlier you can book the better. Your session will be late in your late second/early third trimester since this is when your beautiful baby bump begins to show more. You want to ensure that you have a spot reserved and have all the details worked out beforehand. I recommend scheduling your consultation around week 13-16.
Prepping for your session begins days in advance. Because your body is going through several hormonal changes, you want to make sure that you will not have an adverse reaction the day before or worse, the day of your maternity shoot.
If you have chosen to have me provide a hair and makeup artist, you do not need to worry about bringing anything to get ready for your photoshoot. Bringing something of sentimental value is a wonderful bonding experience and way to welcome your baby to your family. This can be a piece of jewelry or other heirlooms for example. You just want to keep it small and non-reflective so it does not take the focus away from you and your belly.
This is something that we will have already discussed at length in our planning session. If you will be wearing one of the dresses from my client closet, just be sure to wear something that is easy to slip on and off when you’re changing. Avoid anything that goes on over your head.
This is such an exciting moment on your pregnancy journey and I will make it as magical as possible for you and your growing family.
Above all, relax and breathe.
As radiant as you look, have a bottle of water and go enjoy yourself with your beautiful bump and charming partner.
Have a date night, grab a massage or rekindle with a babymoon.