So, how soon is too soon to book a maternity session? Well, I’d say if you just went on your first date and you just KNOW he’s the one but he doesn’t quite know it yet….it may be too soon. 🙂
Now, in reality, I suggest contacting me as soon as you know your due date. We can then decide on a time that is best for your photos. I’d like to schedule your maternity photos around the time you are seven to eight months along. This way, you are far enough along to show off your baby bump, but not to the point where you are going to be miserable in your photos.
Here’s the big BUT. Not yours, it’s mine. My big but is this–BUT, if you have passed the “prime” time for your maternity session…. DO it ANYWAY. You can never go back and take it once you’ve had your baby and are feeling good again. Save yourself some regret for not taking them and just. do. it. I did! With my last two babies I didn’t really know much about maternity sessions and my neighbor (who was an amazing photographer) had the kind heart to call me over to her house and took some maternity photos for me. I was big. HUGE. Like, super duper duper huge. But I am sooooooo very glad to have those photos!
As you go along your pregnancy, things may change with your due date, or you may start showing sooner and want to do them earlier. Just contact me and we can discuss this and help you find a new date.
If you’d like to add on a gender reveal session, I typically do those photos shortly after your 16-20 week ultrasound when the baby’s gender is discovered.
Do you live in Arizona and feel ready to schedule your maternity session? Live somewhere else and just want to fly in so I can take your maternity pictures? I’m cool with that. I’m a Mesa, Arizona maternity photographer who would love to serve you, no matter where you live. In fact, if you want to fly me to Hawaii to take your maternity photos, I’m TOTALLY cool with that. Just contact me here and let’s get your session on the books!