WHEN TO TAKE MATERNITY PHOTOS: Baby to Be and Newborn Lifestyle photography

Pregnancy is such an incredible journey and at the end of the road comes a precious little being that changes your life forever.

Maternity photography is such a beautiful way to document this special moment in time for a family.

While it may seem overwhelming to fit in a maternity photography session during an already incredibly hectic time of your life, you won’t regret ever having taken pregnancy photos.

I encourage every expecting mother to document their pregnancy.

A common question for an expecting mother is, when should I get my maternity photographs taken?

I recommend you schedule your maternity photography session early when you are feeling great and movement is easy…In general, you should schedule your maternity session early in your third trimester, between 30 and 36 weeks

Ideally we want your baby bump to be nice and round and “pop” in your photos.

This is also before the baby moves downward; you should be able to move around a bit easier and still comfortable for the session.

Plan an earlier session if you are expecting multiples
If you are expecting multiples, you would schedule your session earlier, between 27 and 30 weeks.

This is a time when you can still move around fairly easily.

And SIDE NOTE:  Please take these suggestions as just that -Please schedule a session when it’s best for you –
There are no rules saying that you can’t schedule your session outside of these recommendations.

What is important is that you are comfortable and the time of the session works for you and your family.

Did you know I offer a Maternity and Newborn Combination Special?

Well now you know – it includes a maternity session before baby arrives and Lifestyle Newborn portraits in your home (or outdoors if you prefer) after baby arrives!

ALL Sweet Life portrait sessions are AN HOUR LONG so you all have time to relax and have fun!

Each Custom Portrait Session INCLUDES:

My professional posing advice and help to look AMAZING!

My brochure with advice on what to wear to look your best

Any location of your choice in beautiful San Diego (I have lots of ideas if you need help choosing a great spot!)

Custom retouching and hand processing of your portraits

Unlimited poses and props

Unlimited Clothing changes

Unlimited people are also included (so yes, bring the family for your high school senior session!)

An online gallery to view your portraits.


As a photographer it is my great joy to capture Family and High School Senior PortraitsEngagement, Events,  Bat Mitzvahs, Bar Mitzvahs, Parties, First Birthday, 1st Birthday   Headshots, Branding Photos, Commercial photography, Product Photography, Vacation Photography, Beach Photography, Maternity, Gender Reveal, Family Reunions, Newborns and Babies, Children, CouplesWeddings and MORE that are as special and unique as you are –

Please visit my website to see my photography portfolio, get more details or ask a question:
 I’m waiting to hear from you – to capture a slice of YOUR sweet life!
 I am a full time professional photographer based in San Diego, but will travel for weddings.

Serving San Diego, Poway, Scripps Ranch,La Jolla, Del Mar, Rancho Santa Fe, 4-S Ranch, Penasquitos, Rancho Bernardo, Ramona, Sabre Springs, 

Outdoor Family, Child, High School Senior, Family Reunion, Gender Reveal, Newborn, Engagement Couples

Best Fun Senior Portraits, Family Reunion, Beach, Portrait Shoot, Park, Portrait shoot, Balboa Park, On Location, outdoor, Wedding photographer

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