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When Should I Schedule Maternity Photos

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It’s no secret that I love photographing maternity sessions at one of our outdoor locations or at our Louisville, KY studio, which by the way is filled with the most beautiful light. Having a baby is a huge milestone for a family, and it comes with a level of excitement and joy that is worthy to be remembered. Since our studio specializes in maternity and newborn portraits, we receive lots of questions each day about photographing all of this goodness.

One of the most frequently asked questions is, “When should I schedule my maternity photos?”

My answer is always an easy one, to start the reservation process it’s best to reach out in either your first or second trimester of pregnancy.

Maternity sessions are photographed during weeks 30-35 of gestation. This magic window of time ensures you have a beautiful round belly, but haven’t reached the point where you’re uncomfortable, or waited too long and baby arrives early.

What should I wear for maternity portraits?

This is an even easier question to answer! Let’s just say, I’ve got you covered, literally. My studio has a closet full of pieces I’ve carefully selected with you in mind. Curvy you, slim you, tall you, short you. Changing body shape from pregnancy to bringing home baby you. Each and every session includes complimentary styling to take away all of the stress of figuring out what to wear.

Pregnant Louisville KY mother wears off shoulder ivory white dress during her maternity photo shoot in Louisville Ky with Julie Brock Photography.

Simple, beautiful, classic maternity portraits

This incredible couple booked their maternity and newborn sessions earlier this year. What a year of excitement for their family – a proposal, wedding, and baby! I love that Michelle wanted to keep the style of her session, classic, bright, soft. She didn’t want anything over the top just a simple, beautiful reminder of this milestone in their family’s love story. I’d say we nailed it. LOVED working with you Michelle!

Below are just a few favorites from their session:

Mother wears off shoulder dress from Julie Brock Photography's wardrobe during her maternity pictures in Louisville KY
Husband kisses pregnant fie's shoulder during maternity photo shoot at Julie Brock Photography in Louisville KY
All white photography studio with green florals for maternity and newborn pictures at Julie Brock Photography in Louisville KY
Expectant couple holds baby bump during maternity photo shoot at Julie Brock Photography in Louisville KY

If you are due within the next few months or maybe you just brought your baby home from the hospital, I’m glad you’re here. Parents typically reserve newborn sessions in their second trimester, so that we can photograph all of your baby’s fresh, new details in their 2nd-3rd weeks of life. Looking for a maternity photo session? Those are best photographed between weeks 30-35.

My hope is that you love what you see, and after your session you’ll see how incredibly easy we’ve made this for families. With over a decade of experience, we’ve thought through all of the details and taken care of them, so you don’t have to.

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Want details about a Louisville KY maternity, newborn, or family portrait session? Say hello here!

  1. mary says:

    Such lovely images and great helpful info for your clients!

  2. kami vanous says:

    These are absolutely gorgeous!!! LOVE the ivory dress!!!

  3. Kathryne says:

    What a beautiful Momma!

  4. katie says:

    Love these images, so beautiful.

  5. Melissa says:

    These are all so gorgeous! And what a great service you offer with the studio wardrobe!

  6. Lindsey says:

    Just gorgeous! Both Mama and photos! You do such beautiful work!

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