Let's talk about pregnancies. It is such a magical time having a little nugget in your belly, feeling it moving and seeing your belly grow. In my opinion, maternity sessions are so important. When you look back at those photos it just melts your heart. I don't have children yet, BUT I have my session already planned and I cannot wait to capture this memory one day.
So today I would like to help you plan your maternity session. It is so important that YOU feel comfortable and most importantly BEAUTIFUL!!! I know most Mommas-to-be don't feel as pretty in their skin the last few weeks of their pregnancy and it's my job to make you feel amazing. The key to having a wonderful maternity session and looking back at those photos with a smile is to have everything planned the way YOU want it. Nobody should tell you what to wear, what props (shoes, books, onesies, ...) you should bring and where you should have the session. I'm here to help you figure that out and I'd love your ideas and wishes to make this perfect!
I found the best time for your maternity session is between 30 and 35 weeks when the belly is nice and round. After that you most likely feel heavy and swollen and you're usually ready to meet your little nugget. But it depends on every woman. Some are just small or gain a little weight and that's totally okay to wait and choose a day between 35-38 weeks. I want you to feel comfortable and love the way your belly looks.
Second: Time of the day
The best time of the day is about an hour after sunrise and and an hour before sunset. It will give you the glow in the background and the skin tones look amazing. This time of the day will also avoid shadows in your faces and you will be able to have your eyes open. I'm going to be honest with you, my eyes are so sensitive to light that I clinch them as soon just a little light hits and I want to avoid that with you. I totally understand if those are the times of day you feel uncomfortable or just can't make it work. In that case we should find a place with lots of trees to give us natural shade. (more to that topic in locations)
During the Spring/Summer/Fall season (after daylight savings) I'm able to schedule in the evenings during the week and any time on the weekends.