5 Things to Know About Maternity Photography

A pregnant woman in an outdoor photoshoot

If you’re a first-time expecting mom, or if you just haven’t experienced a maternity photoshoot in Vancouver before, you might be wondering what it’s all about.

Thankfully, with the guide we have for you here, you don’t need to wonder any more. Learn all about maternity photography below:

1. What is Maternity Photography?

Maternity photography, sometimes known as a pregnancy photoshoot or pregnancy photography, is essentially a celebration of you and your body.

It’s a beautiful way to commemorate this extraordinary time in your life. After about an hour of posing and a few weeks of waiting, you receive photos that you get to keep and cherish forever.

2. Do You Really Need A Maternity Photoshoot?

Yes! After all, who doesn’t like being celebrated and adored?

Many moms choose to have a maternity photoshoot done because they want visible, tangible reminders of this period in their life, before their bundle of joy arrives and changes everything for good.

Others do it for personal reasons, such as documenting the great changes in their physical appearance and their pregnancy glow.

Some couples may do maternity photoshoots because they’ve conceived a baby after a long struggle and want to celebrate every moment of the journey.

The reasons may be varied, but they’re all valid.

3. What to Wear

The best maternity photographers tend to have outfits in a wide range of styles and sizes available in their studio. You can consult with them ahead of time, and pick an outfit that appeals to you.

Of course, you also have the option of buying an outfit or two specifically for the photoshoot. This way, you’ll have more options and can personalize your outfit down to the smallest detail.

Either way, the choice of outfit is entirely yours. Moms-to-be pose in everything, from elaborate gowns and robes to LBDs and maxi dresses.

You can wear what you’re comfortable in, and we promise that you’ll look beautiful!

4. What to Do with The Photos

We believe that a better question would be, what can’t you do with the photos?

You can use them on your baby shower invitations, put them up on your nursery walls, create a photobook, use them in a scrapbook, print them, frame them, and decorate them on the mantelpiece.

Oh, and of course, they’ll also do splendidly on your Instagram feed or your Facebook.

5. Finding the Right Photographer

Because it’s such a special occasion, we recommend you search for a photographer whose style appeals to you. Have a look at their portfolio, and don’t be afraid to ask them about their experience.

You want someone who regularly works on maternity photoshoots, not someone who just lists it in their services as a novelty.

A good photographer will be able to answer your questions and address your queries. They’ll work with you to customize the pregnancy photoshoot according to your preferences.

We’ve done maternity photography in Port Coquitlam, B.C. and pregnancy photoshoots in Vancouver for the last 6 years. We also offer family portrait photography and newborn baby photography.

Contact us today to get a quote or book an appointment!

New family member on the way?

Check out our “Belly to Baby” package which includes one “Maternity” and one “Newborn” photography session (At a reduced price)! Don’t miss out to capture this amazing time of your life! Document it!



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“I’m a mother of two beautiful children and have vast experience in photographing newborns and expecting mothers. I know the joys a child can bring in the world, and through my experience as a newborn photographer, we will aim to showcase the love you have for your newborn. ”

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