I always say, the best time for maternity pictures is when you feel good and are still feeling comfortable. In most cases this is during your 7th or 8th month of pregnancy, between 30-36 weeks. During this time, your belly will start to be nice and round and generally bub will not have dropped down too far yet which makes your belly appear higher.
The start of your third trimester is the perfect time for a maternity photoshoot. If you decided to schedule your photos sooner, just consider the size of your belly and if you are happy with the size of your bump. On the other hand, if you
schedule your photoshoot at the last minute or around your due date, you may find that you start to feel uncomfortable and tired. You also need to be mindful that babies sometimes make an unexpected "early" arrival.