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When Should you do a Pregnancy Photoshoot?

Sep 29

Are you unsure when to take Maternity Photos in your area? This blog post will provide you with all the details and process information you need to feel confident when booking your Maternity Photographer

It is magical to find out that you are pregnant and watch your body grow as your baby grows inside. Your due date gets closer, and your belly grows more prominent. Soon, you'll be ready to welcome your baby into the world. You will be shopping for little clothes, setting up a nursery, and packing your hospital bag. This tiny person will consume your entire life.

Are you unsure when to book your photo session? Let me help. These tips help you choose the best time to show off your baby bump.

When should you take maternity photos?

My mantra for taking maternity photos is to feel happy and comfortable. This is usually between 30-36 weeks, in most cases during the 7th and 8th months of pregnancy. Your belly will appear rounder, and your bub won't have fallen too low yet, making your belly look larger.

A maternity photoshoot is a great time to do at the beginning of your third trimester. You can schedule your photos earlier if your belly is more significant than usual and you are comfortable with your bump. If you are unsure, scheduling your photos sooner is a good idea.

If you schedule your photoshoot too soon or close to your due date, it is possible that you will feel tired and uncomfortable. Be aware that sometimes babies arrive unexpectedly. Past clients have lost out on the opportunity to capture their pregnancy because their baby arrived a few weeks too early. I believe it is always better to be prepared.

All Pregnancies Are Not the Same

Most soon-to-be-mums find that the 7th and 8th months work best. This may not be the best time for you because every woman is different, and each pregnancy is unique. Your feelings and the best time to have a maternity shoot will determine what is most appropriate. To determine if you're ready to take the camera out, be aware of the changes in your body and your growing baby bump. Every pregnancy is unique, whether it's your first or 10th. While you may have been happy for 36 weeks with your first child, you may have a completely different experience the second time. It is essential to make the best decision for yourself. I recommend that you book your session when you feel good.

When is the best time to book maternity photographs for twins or triplets?

This is another exception if you're expecting twins, triplets, or more. If you are experiencing twins or triplets, scheduling your maternity photos earlier is a good idea. If you are still unsure when to schedule your maternity photo shoot, I recommend taking it in your second trimester (or at 20-24 weeks). 

If you have more than one child, your baby bump will be established by the second trimester. You will feel comfortable and happy, and you can still move freely. Most multiple pregnancies will have a shorter delivery time, so it is worth considering when booking your photoshoot.

Last Thought

Maternity photos are about capturing the tremendous changes in your body. It's all about connection and life. What is the best time to take maternity photos? You feel the best time to take maternity photos. Although I believe 30-36 weeks is the best time for maternity photos, this may not work for you. It is up to you to choose when you want to take your photos. However, I suggest you schedule your session earlier than you think to maximize your photo session.

Are you ready to book your maternity session? You can find my simple packages. We guarantee a fun and easy experience where we can hang out and take the photos you've always wanted. Alyssa Orrego Photography can help you locate the perfect outfit and the right place to make you feel like a goddess. To find out more, contact us.