You’ve finally announced to your family and friends, “I’M PREGNANT!” In the midst of the baby shower planning and nursery designing, it’s also time to start thinking about booking your maternity session. As a Cincinnati maternity photographer, I’m here to help!
If you read my previous blog post When to Book a Newborn Photos, you remember that was around the end of the first trimester and start of your second trimester. It’s about the same for maternity sessions too! But as always, the earlier the better. So I recommend in your first trimester! If there’s a Cincinnati maternity photographer you’ve been dreaming of working with, reach out about their availability as soon as you’d like and inquire about booking both. Many photographers offer a package for expecting families, like my Baby Plan Membership. Booking a collection like this, that includes maternity, newborn, and milestones, takes the guess work out how you’ll document each step of this journey.
I typically say between 25 and 34 weeks. But of course, each mama and baby belly is unique! We want to capture that gorgeous round bump, but we don’t want to wait too long. Toward the end of your pregnancy, you could start to lose a little bit of energy and may not feel your very best. If you’re having multiples, we’ll schedule on the earlier side!
Yes! Yes! Yes! Trust me, every day of pregnancy isn’t glamorous. But my goal is to capture beautiful images that remind you of how this journey through motherhood felt. This is such a magical time that goes by in a flash, so enjoy that sweet baby bump and let’s make beautiful art!
My last tip, as in all of my guides, is to just relax and have fun! This day is all for you. As EGP mamas know, you’ll be pampered from start to finish. Starting with my closet full of designer dresses, you’ll browse through my catalog (with your feet up) and choose which ones you’d like to wear for your session. Forget the days of endlessly shopping for a dress, that may or may not photograph well. We’ve all been there! You end up with multiple returns and a dress you’ll never wear again. Next, you’ll be pampered with professional hair and makeup on the day of your session. And finally, when your images are ready, I’ll design custom albums, prints, and gallery walls for you to enjoy in your home.
So sit back, relax, and let make take it from here. This experience was to made to take the guess work out of maternity sessions so you can enjoy this time of life and prepare for your sweet new bundle of joy.
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