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A Guide of When To Take Maternity Photos | Northshore, MA Photographer

A Guide of When to Take Maternity Photos | Created By Northshore, MA Maternity Photographer Vanessa Keo.


Professional maternity photos is beautiful way to capture your journey in motherhood. As a Northshore, MA and New Hampshire maternity photographer, I understand the excitement and anticipation that comes with expecting a new addition to your family. Capturing this beautiful journey through maternity photography is not only a wonderful way to document this special time but also create lasting memories that you can cherish for a lifetime. One common question many expectant parents have is, "When should we schedule our maternity photoshoot?" In this guide, we'll explore the ideal timing for your maternity session to ensure stunning and memorable results.


Searching a maternity photographer in the Northshore MA or Southern New Hampshire? Vanessa Keo specialzes in Maternity, Newborn and Family Photos. Interested in learning more? Submit a booking inquiry for more details.



First Trimester:


During the first trimester, expectant mothers may be experiencing morning sickness and fatigue, making it less than ideal for a maternity photoshoot. Additionally, the baby bump may not be as prominent during this time, which may not result in the desired visual impact for your maternity photos. However, if you have a specific reason or milestone you'd like to capture during this time, such as announcing your pregnancy, it can still be a meaningful opportunity for a photoshoot.



Second Trimester:


The second trimester, typically between weeks 14 and 28, is often considered the best time for maternity photoshoots. By this point, morning sickness has usually subsided, and expectant mothers tend to have more energy and feel more comfortable. Additionally, the baby bump is usually more prominent and defined during this stage, allowing for beautiful and impactful photographs. Around the 20-week mark, you may also have the option of finding out the baby's gender, which can add a fun and personalized element to your photoshoot.


Third Trimester:


The third trimester, from weeks 29 to 40, can also be a great time for maternity photos, especially earlier in the trimester. However, as the due date approaches, expectant mothers may start to feel more discomfort due to the increased size and weight of the baby bump, as well as other pregnancy symptoms such as swelling and fatigue. It's important to consider your comfort level when scheduling your photoshoot during this stage. Additionally, keep in mind that babies often arrive on their own schedule, so it's best to plan your photoshoot well in advance to ensure you capture this special time before your little one arrives.





Special Considerations:


- Weather: If you have specific outdoor locations in mind for your maternity photoshoot, consider the weather and seasonal changes in the Boston and New Hampshire area. Spring and fall often provide beautiful backdrops with blooming flowers or colorful foliage, while summer offers warm, sunny days perfect for outdoor photoshoots. Winter can also be a magical time for maternity photos, with snow-covered landscapes adding a unique and picturesque touch to your images.


- Clothing: Choose clothing that not only flatters your baby bump but also makes you feel comfortable and confident. Flowy dresses, form-fitting tops, and coordinating outfits with your partner can all add visual interest to your photos.


- Location: Whether you prefer the natural beauty of outdoor settings or the cozy intimacy of indoor spaces, we can choose a location that reflects your personal style and vision for your maternity photos. Popular outdoor locations in the Boston and New Hampshire area include parks and beaches, while indoor options may include your home, my studio, or a historic landmark.



Choosing the right time for your maternity photoshoot is a personal decision that depends on various factors such as your comfort level, the progression of your pregnancy, and any specific milestones you'd like to capture. Whether you opt for a photoshoot during the second trimester when your baby bump is beautifully showcased or decide to capture the glow of late pregnancy in the third trimester, the most important thing is to choose a time that feels right for you and your growing family. As a Boston and New Hampshire maternity photographer, I'm here to help you create stunning and memorable images that celebrate this special chapter in your life. Contact me today to schedule your maternity photoshoot and let's create magic together!


Located in the Boston area or Southern New Hampshire? Submit a booking inquiry with Vanessa Keo Photography.


Vanessa Keo Photography is located in Merrimack, NH and servies Northshore, MA and Southern, NH.

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