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Best Time To Schedule Maternity Photos

By May 7, 2019 No Comments

Your expanding your family……and your belly! So when is the best time to get those beautiful maternity photos and what do you wear?! Those are the two questions I get asked the most often so I wanted to take some time to answer those for you!

When is the best time to schedule your maternity photos? 

Personally, I love to schedule these sessions around the 30 week mark. It’s usually around the 35 week mark that your belly starts to feel (even more) heavy and it may be uncomfortable to go thru an entire session.  Timing is important because if you book them too soon, your baby bump will not be as visible but on the other hand if you wait too long you might have swelling, aches and pains and generally just uncomfortable-ESPECIALLY if your due date is close to the dead of summer! Babies also have minds of their own and some of them come a leeeeetle earlier than anticipated. Take me for example, I gave birth on week 28 so I don’t have a whole lot of baby bell shots!  

Of course it’s important to mention that every woman is different so these are general guidelines we typically follow. Stay tuned to your body and how it’s changing and mention what week of your pregnancy you are in and that will help us both figure out the perfect time to get you on the calendar!

What to wear?

We want to see that belly so I always suggest wearing tight, stretch clothes that accentuate your curves. I even suggest NOT wearing maternity clothes and instead wear something more fitted in order to flatter your shape even more. You can’t go wrong with solid colors and neutrals because they are timeless. I’m always cautious to suggest florals, plaids and checks mostly because the stylized outfits can tend to look dated in several years.


Maternity Photos in the Spring | Blairsville PA

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I had the honor of photographing their wedding back in June 2016, you may remember because we went into Levity Brewing in Indiana, PA for some of their wedding photos.  Some of my favorite images!

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Another fun fact: while we were in the middle of taking photos of the two of them….their wedding song came on. I melted into a million pieces! <3

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Sooo romantic!! <3

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We had plans of doing the session at an alternative location….but we all know that when you live in Pennsylvania, the weather is so unpredictable. We decided instead to stay closer and shot at a private location.  Earlier the sky was so dark and it looked like the end of the world and then in true PA fashion, the next hour it was gorgeous with beams of sun.

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Baby Lydia is going to be so spoiled….and beautiful because her mama is a hottie!!