When is the best time to take maternity photos: Here are some tips!
This is one of the most & first asked questions I get from our clients as a Portrait & Maternity Photographer.
And it is a reasonable question as you want your belly to show enough but you also want to make sure you still have some energy and are not too uncomfortable yet.
THE IDEAL TIME TO DO A MATERNITY PHOTOSHOOT
IS A WINDOW PERIOD BETWEEN THE 28th TO THE 36th WEEKS.
At Portrait Madame maternity photography studio, we even go further as we usually advise for the sweet spot, between the 32nd to 35th week.
WHY IS IT THE BEST TIME FOR PREGNANCY PHOTOS
Simply because the mother-to-be is safe enough to move around with ease and still has energy to stand while being photographed and is not as tired as she would eventually be in the following weeks.
In my experience as a maternity & portrait photographer, this is the most ideal moment to capture the expecting mother's adorable round belly and figure.
Also, as usually during a luxury maternity photoshoot you are given the opportunity to be captured in different settings and outfits/maternity dresses of your choice, it is best if you have the energy for a bit of movement.
HAVING LOVED ONES DURING MATERNITY PHOTOSHOOT CAN HELP
Something that can also bring comfort and physical support during a maternity photoshoot is the inclusion of loved ones. It makes the experience more personal and intimate. Couples maternity photos, couples with children / Mother-Daughter embrace the mother-to-be in a loving and joyful manner.
IT IS ALSO THE BEST TIME DURING PREGNANCY AS YOU STILL FEEL COMFORTABLE CHANGING OUTFITS
And last but not least of the tips we advise mothers-to-be to wear what feels right for you and your body.
During personalised maternity photo session, you will usually be able to wear different outfits. So at that time of your pregnancy, you will still have enough of energy to change from on maternity dress to a more casual outfit or any other styles.
Overall, we want our mothers-to-be to feel empowered, in control, and most importantly, feel beautiful. Because this is your body, your milestone, and one of the most defining experiences of your life.
All motherhood portraits and black & white pregnancy photos of this article were created by Alice Prenat. You too can also enjoy an unforgettable maternity photoshoot with Alice at the NYC and Paris studios (other locations can be discussed upon request).