Expecting a baby is one of the most magical times in a woman’s life, filled with anticipation, joy, and an unparalleled glow. Maternity photography has become a cherished way for mothers-to-be to mark this unique and special time of their lives period. Maternity sessions are rising in popularity so I thought we could take a look at the best time to book your session and give you some tips to ensure you capture the essence of pregnancy beautifully.

Outdoor  Maternity Session Bear Brook New Hampshire
Studio Maternity Session New Hampshire


The best time for a maternity photo shoot typically falls between 30 to 36 weeks of pregnancy. By this stage, your baby bump is beautifully visible, but you’re still comfortable enough to pose for the camera and enjoy your session. Scheduling your session within this window allows us to capture the most beautiful portraits for you but you can actually book your session any time from 20 weeks onwards.

Studio Maternity Session New Hampshire


Celebration of Motherhood: Maternity portraits are a beautiful way to celebrate the journey of motherhood. They document your body’s incredible transformation and the anticipation of welcoming a new life into your family.

A Moment in Time: Although it may seem like you’ve been pregnant forever, pregnancy is really a fleeting moment in life. Maternity portraits capture this transient phase perfectly, creating lasting memories for you and your family to cherish.

Bonding Experience: Portrait sessions often involve partners and other children, making it a bonding experience for the entire family as they prepare to welcome the newest member. These are portraits your entire family will cherish for years.

Empowerment and Confidence: Pregnancy brings about significant changes to your body, and sometimes these changes can be a little overwhelming. A professional maternity shoot can help expectant mothers feel empowered and confident in your skin, showcasing the beauty of pregnancy. So many of my clients don’t realize just how stunning they are until they see it for themselves in the portraits we create.

Customization and Creativity: Maternity sessions offer endless possibilities for customization and creativity, from outdoor shoots that harness the beauty of nature to studio photoshoots that really show off the beauty of pregnancy. Together we can create a truly personal experience that uniquely reflects you.

Outdoor Maternity Session White Mountains New Hampshire


1. Plan Ahead: Given the ideal timeframe, start looking for a maternity photographer during your second trimester. This allows ample time for planning the session’s details, including location, wardrobe, and style.

2. Consider Your Comfort: Choose a photographer who makes you feel comfortable and understands your vision for the shoot. Comfort and connection are crucial for capturing natural, beautiful portraits.

3. Discuss Ideas and Expectations: Communicate your ideas, expectations, and any concerns with your photographer. Whether you prefer a more natural setting or a studio session, your photographer can provide guidance on how to bring your vision to life.

4. Wardrobe and Accessories: I offer a wide selection of maternity gowns, draping fabrics, bralettes, and accessories for the shoot. Discuss wardrobe options ahead of time, and consider incorporating personal items like ultrasound photos or baby shoes for a personal touch.

5. Timing is Everything: The golden hour—just after sunrise or before sunset—provides soft, flattering light perfect for location photography. I schedule all outdoor maternity sessions during this time for the most beautiful lighting. For in studio sessions, timing is much more flexible.

6. Include Family Members: Including your partner or other children in the session can make for meaningful and heartwarming photos, capturing the excitement and love that surrounds the new arrival.


If you have questions about a maternity session or would like to see my galleries or gowns, then please get in touch. I’d love to discuss how we can bring your portrait dreams to life. 

Studio Maternity Session New Hampshire
Outdoor Ocean Maternity Session New Hampshire
Studio Maternity Session New Hampshire
Outdoor Maternity Session Bear Brook New Hampshire
Outdoor Maternity Session Wagon Hill New Hampshire
Studio Maternity Session New Hampshire