Maternity photo shoots have become increasingly popular in recent years. Many people wonder if they should have a maternity photography session done during their pregnancy, but most people who didn’t wish they had. There are more benefits to having a maternity photography session than the pictures you get to hang on the wall. Here are the top three reasons to have a maternity photography session.
Celebrate Your Pregnancy
Pregnancy is a beautiful experience that should be celebrated and enjoyed. It may be hard seeing yourself differently, but you are growing a whole new life inside your body, that’s pretty amazing. Even if it doesn’t feel like it now, one day you will miss that belly bump, and you’ll be happy you took pictures to remember the experience.
Have Family Photos
Whether it is your first baby, or you have other children, a maternity photography session makes some great family photos. If you do have other children, they may not fully understand how much their life is about to change with a new baby, so it also is a great time to spend time with them before the baby comes.
One day when your children are grown you are going to love looking back at pictures and remembering the old times. Your kids will also love seeing old pictures of them holding their siblings, having fun together, or being inside your belly.
Get to Know Your Newborn Photographer
Many maternity photographers also do newborn photography, meaning when you have a maternity photoshoot session, you’ll get to know your newborn photographer at the same time. Vouge recommends doing a newborn photoshoot when the baby is five to ten days old because their bones are still forming and are the most pliable for posing. Newborn photographers know this and will work with you to plan time between sessions so that your photo album or gallery wall images pair perfectly together.
Maternity photo shoots are fun for the whole family. You, your partner, and your children if you have any get to dress up, be yourselves, and take beautiful pictures you can look back on and remember forever. When you’re ready to schedule your maternity photography session, reach out to us at Grace Photography PDX to get the most out of your maternity photos.