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.
I recommend that clients contact me during their second trimester to schedule their newborn photography session. At that time, we set a tentative photography date within 1 to 14 days after their baby’s expected date. Later, we make adjustments to the date and time if needed, depending on when the baby actually arrives.I’ve found that 5 to 10 days of age is the real sweet spot.After 15 days of age, a newborn baby likely to be less comfortable in curly newborn poses. In addition, their sleep patterns change, making particular poses much more difficult (sometimes impossible) to achieve.
- This is a fun session for those kiddos turning 1. We will capture some regular photos prior to the cake & then the cake smash portion. I suggest bringing 2 outfits 1 for regular photos and 1 for the cake smash portion. Also don't forget wipes! I suggest to all my clients to practice with their little one at home with smashing up a cake and making a mess. It is really important as some little ones do freak out if they have never done this sort of thing before.