Everything You Need To Know About Maternity Photos.

Maternity photos capture the beautiful glow of motherhood even before your little one arrives!

When you’re expecting your first, second, or even third child, there are so many things to plan for. Don’t miss out on documenting this beautiful moment in time; you’ll definitely regret it! Maternity photos are something you can’t recreate. Let me help you remember your adorable baby bump and capture your “pregnancy glow” at its finest.

Maternity photography has become very popular for couples who are expecting. If you’re on the fence, I will give you a list of reasons WHY maternity photos are fabulous and totally necessary!

Pregnancy Announcement at Arneson Acres Park - Maternity
Sarah and Taylor

Why Maternity Photography?

Pregnancy is the perfect time to reminisce about how you and your partner came together – remembering what led you two to this part of your journey to becoming a family. It’s important to honor and document how you got to this point, whether this is your third, eighth, or tenth child.

Maternity photos can be styled. You can buy a maternity dress for your maternity pictures and even matching dresses for your little one! I prefer to shoot maternity photos on location, and I love taking maternity pictures with beautiful landscape backgrounds. Maternity pictures can also be done in the comfort of your own home or at one of the many studios located in Minneapolis. 

Rausch Maternity Session at Ritter Farm Park
Briana and Nathan

When Should I Schedule My Maternity Photos?

The best time to take maternity photos is when you’re 28 – 36 weeks pregnant (7 – 8 months). The belly has a nice round shape during this time frame, and you’re still comfortable enough for a photo shoot, which is very important! I want nothing more than for you to feel comfortable during your maternity photos.

Pregnancy isn’t always a walk in the park. Whether you love how you look and feel or not, a professional maternity photos will make you feel beautiful. If you’re not feeling up to traveling, having an in-home maternity session will still be very special and memorable. I can capture the special and intimate moments between you and your partner before your new bundle of joy joins your lives. If you have a fur baby, they can join in on the fun too!

Do you have other children already? Great! Let’s get them in some photos. Change is never easy for kids, but if we include them in the fun and make them feel special, they’ll feel better. Let them be the center of attention for a few moments.

Couple's hands on the soon-to-be mother's baby bump
Hardyman Maternity Session

Let’s Have Some Fun!

Making a big reveal can be a lot of fun! Photos are a great way to share your baby’s name, the baby’s sex, or if you’re having multiples, especially in the social media age that we live in now. Not only are you sharing this exciting and special information with those that you love, but you’re also documenting this magical moment in time. 

If you’re planning a reveal of any kind, whether it’s big or small, send me a message now! I’d love to capture everyone’s expressions as you announce the surprise to them. 


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