Maternity shoots are so fun! They are a great way to capture this special time in your life and celebrate being a mama. I have been shooting maternity sessions for years and each session is unique. The possibilities are endless when it comes to picking a location, outfit inspiration, and the overall look and feel for your maternity session. I am so excited to share my favorite tips for having an awesome maternity session (and a few sneak peeks from some of my favorite sessions!).
When to Schedule Your Maternity Session
You’ll want to schedule your AHP maternity session for the seventh or eighth month of pregnancy. You want a round belly that looks cute, but you don’t want to feel too huge or uncomfortable! No matter when you schedule your session, we will make sure you look and feel your best! I also recommend having your hair and makeup done! What mama-to-be doesn’t need a couple hours of pampering? It will also give you an extra boost of confidence before your session. Win-win!!
Picking a Location for your Maternity Session
We can do in-studio or on-location for your AHP maternity session! Studio sessions are especially great in the fall and winter when it’s raining or cold out. And I have a gorgeous studio in the heart of Tacoma filled with yummy natural light.
If you choose to do an on-location maternity shoot, the sky is the limit! I love in-home sessions because it captures you in your home where your baby will walk their first steps and say their first words! We can capture you cozied up in the nursery, or with your hubby on the couch just having a lazy day. We can even do a milk bath with flower petals! So dreamy!
In the summer, it’s the perfect time to head to the beach or the park for some sunny maternity photos! I love discovering new places for portrait sessions, so if there is somewhere meaningful to you where you want to have your photos done, let’s adventure! These portraits are ones you will share with your family and with your baby when they are older. No matter where you choose to have your portrait session, your photos will be cherished for years to come!
What to Wear to Your Maternity Session
Once you pick your AHP maternity session location, it’s time to decide what to wear! The time of year and the location for your session can help determine the best outfits for you. A summer portrait session on the beach calls for a long flowy summer dress! Amazon has some amazing options. If it’s colder, a cozy sweater and leggings work perfectly. You can wear your normal clothes and have a more casual session. For in-home sessions, you can also choose to wear nothing and just be nekkid if that is comfortable for you! Maternity sessions are all about capturing how you look and feel in this moment. Be yourself! I want to bring your vision to life.
AHP Maternity Inspiration
Every AHP maternity session is unique and special to me. I am excited to share some of my favorite photos from these sessions. Scroll through for some inspiration!
Interested in booking a maternity photo session with me? Feel free to reach out to me anytime on my website! You can also email me at [email protected] or call/text 530-412-0730 to schedule your shoot!