Now that you’re expecting a baby, you probably have a million questions running through your mind. Will my baby arrive on time? Should I schedule a maternity session? What will the delivery look like or feel like? Will my time in the hospital be short and sweet?
To answer one of those questions, YES! You should most definitely schedule a maternity portrait session. I (Stephany) am an award-winning Dallas maternity photographer who has years of experience in creating timeless artwork. During all of the years that I have done maternity sessions, I have worked with many expectant Mamas who are very happy that they’ve done their maternity portraits with me.
So, in this article, we will explain in detail nine (9) reasons why you should schedule a maternity session.
1. Why schedule a maternity session? Because motherhood is worth celebrating!
The first reason why you should schedule a pregnancy photoshoot is because a maternity session is a great way to celebrate motherhood! Whether you’re carrying your first baby or whether you’ve already carried several children, motherhood is such a unique role in a woman’s life.
When you’re a mother, you nurture and protect your child. How much more so before your child is born! Your precious little baby depends on you for everything while he or she is living inside your womb. This special fact is something to celebrate!
And you can celebrate this with a maternity portrait session. During a pregnancy photoshoot, we will capture the very essence of the miracle that you’re experiencing right now: You, as a mother, are nurturing and protecting your little bundle of joy before he or she arrives.
As a Dallas maternity photographer, I (Stephany) have years of experience in capturing the miracle of motherhood for my clients. During a maternity session, we’ll dress you up in one or more of our beautiful maternity gowns and snap multiple photos of you in a setup that we’ve designed just for you! We’ll capture you looking your absolute best as we highlight your hair and skin tones. Click here to watch a quick video showing an example of what a maternity portrait session looks like.
My team and I will make you and your beautiful baby bump look absolutely gorgeous with our maternity session magic!
2. Why schedule a pregnancy photoshoot? Because you can’t hang your phone’s photo album in your living room!
Speaking of your baby bump, it’s possible that you’ve already been documenting the growth of your beautiful baby by posting selfies on social media. But a selfie probably captures just your baby bump and probably isn’t a maternity portrait of you from head to toe. The photos that we’ll take at a maternity portrait session will capture the togetherness that your beautiful little baby bump have been sharing during this beautiful time in your life. You and your baby will shine in a way that a phone selfie could never do justice to!
With a maternity photoshoot in the Dallas Fort Worth area, you’ll get the fine art experience that we offer at our studio in Hickory Creek, Texas. This type of session is a very fashion-oriented photoshoot where we’ll dress you up in couture gowns and soft fabrics. Or we’ll also take some tasteful nude photos of you—whichever will work best, and whichever you’re comfortable with! We’ll even have a fan blowing your hair to make you feel like a fashion model, a diva, or a Hollywood star!
And why not? You know you’re a superstar, Mama!
We’ll also have accommodations to make sure that you’re as comfortable as possible. We’ll have refreshments and snacks available in case you need to eat or take breaks. Don’t worry, Mama—we’ve got your back, and you’ll like the work that we do at our studio!
Selfies are convenient, fast, and fun, but they’re not professional. Think about it: You can’t print your selfie on a big canvas and then hang it on your wall! After your maternity session, we’ll get to work creating high-quality art prints. We specialize in the most detailed and comprehensive editing! You’ll be able to view your finished portraits at your ordering appointment, where I’ll help you pick your favorites and decide how you’d like to preserve them and enjoy them for years to come!
Here are examples of the special heirloom products that we’ll produce for you: heirloom albums, portfolio boxes with museum quality fine art prints, modern acrylic pieces, wood art pieces, handmade museum quality canvases, and more! Enjoying the fine art experience with us will be a much different experience than taking a selfie.
Professional maternity sessions offer more locations and opportunities for quality than selfies do. Let’s face it: Most baby bump selfies are taken in front of a bathroom mirror, so they aren’t really that appealing in terms of quality. During a maternity photoshoot, on the other hand, you’ll be in our studio dressed in gorgeous gowns with elegant setups and backdrops. (If your maternity session will take place outdoors, we’ll surround you with the best that nature has to offer!)
With a maternity session inside our studio, we’ll have fans blow your hair for artistic effect, position our lights so that they emphasize how gorgeous you are, and dress you in the finest maternity outfits that money can buy! You’ll be the queen of our studio for a day! (Click here to take a video tour of our studio!)
But not every maternity session needs to be a studio maternity shoot. We offer outdoor maternity sessions, too! Our usual locations for these sessions are the Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden, Fort Worth Botanic Garden, Highland Park, and White Rock Lake. Depending on the weather, time of year, and the type of setting that you’ll look best in, we could either do a pregnancy photoshoot outdoors or inside our studio. The possibilities are endless!
We can discuss all of these details during the first and most important step during this entire process: your design consultation, so click here to schedule your design consultation!
3. Why schedule a maternity portrait session? Because we know how to make your family smile pretty for the camera!
Whether it’s an in-studio maternity photography session or an outdoor session, you and your baby’s Daddy will look fabulous together in your maternity portrait session. Can’t you just picture yourself in a beautiful dress from our collection of maternity gowns and your baby’s Daddy dressed handsomely in either a matching or complementary outfit?
Since he’ll be sharing the pregnancy experience with you, it would be great if he could also be a part of your pregnancy photoshoot. If this is an option that you’d like to explore, let us know during your design consultation, and we can make it happen! (Click here to schedule your design consultation with us!)
If your baby has older siblings, they can be part of your maternity session, too! A maternity portrait of you, your baby’s Daddy, and your baby’s siblings can be a beautiful keepsake that your family will treasure for years to come. Since maternity portrait sessions can be time-consuming, we recommend bringing any children towards the end of your maternity session so they won’t have to wait for a long time. We can discuss all of these details during your design consultation.
Here’s the bottom line: A maternity portrait with you and everyone in the family—everyone who is a part of your baby’s life—will be a beautiful way to celebrate your new little bundle of joy!
4. Why schedule a maternity session? Because you deserve to be pampered!
Another reason to schedule a pregnancy photoshoot is so that you can take advantage of all of the pampering that occurs when you’re the center of attention!
In addition to providing a gorgeous dress for you from our collection of couture maternity gowns, we offer an optional pampering service along with your maternity session. That means that before we begin your maternity portrait session, you can enjoy a pampering session with a hair and makeup artist who will make you even more stunningly beautiful than you already are! Think about it: How many opportunities will you have to pamper yourself luxuriously after your baby is born? You deserve to treat yourself to this now, Mama! Click here to see our couture maternity gowns collection!
So, whether you opt for our pampering service or whether you get your hair and makeup done before you arrive for your pregnancy photoshoot, the photo session will be a fantastic opportunity to get extra dressed up before your baby’s birth! Whether we end up doing an outdoor maternity session or whether we do a studio maternity shoot, you’ll have the time of your life being treated like a queen!
5. Why schedule a pregnancy photoshoot? Because your pregnancy glow will enhance your maternity portrait session!
Here’s another reason to schedule a maternity photoshoot with our professional studio in the Dallas Fort Worth area: You’ll get to take advantage of that special glow that can only come from carrying a precious baby!
As you’re already well aware, few things bring out the joy of being a woman than the joy of being a mother. While you’re expecting your little bundle of joy, your body is anticipating the arrival of someone who is very special, and that anticipation makes your face glow in a beautiful way! Why not capture that unique beauty with a maternity portrait session?
6. Why schedule a maternity session? Because you’ll want to remember this special season in your life for years to come!
Years from now, when your beautiful baby is a young child or perhaps a teenager, you’ll want to look back on your maternity portrait and remember when your child was still a baby in your womb. You’ll remember what it was like to carry him or her. You’ll remember the dreams that you dreamed for him or her during this special time. You’ll be so proud of your child and the young man or young woman that he or she is becoming!
Because you took the time to document this unique season with a pregnancy photoshoot, you’ll have a way to easily remember everything!
7. Why schedule a pregnancy photoshoot? Because your family and friends will want to see pictures of you carrying your precious new baby!
Don’t forget one of the most important reasons why you should get a maternity portrait session done in the first place: so that your family and friends can see your beautiful pictures! Can’t you just imagine your friends and family oohing and aahing over your maternity portraits? Maybe they’ve already seen any selfies that you’ve posted on social media, but just think how much more impressed they’ll be with the results of a pregnancy photoshoot that was done by professionals!
Your family and friends are so proud of you and your journey. They’ve watched you carry your baby and are looking forward to meeting your new little bundle of joy. Showing them the beautiful photos that we took during your outdoor maternity session or your in-studio maternity photography session will be such a great experience for everyone!
8. Why schedule a maternity session? Because your child will want to see pictures of you carrying him or her!
When your new little bundle of joy gets older and starts asking questions about what your life was like before he or she arrived, you’ll be able to show him or her your maternity portrait! Your child will be impressed by how much you valued his or her arrival by taking the time to do a pregnancy photoshoot. And your child will love how special you looked, too!
You’ll definitely want to show your child how gorgeous you looked in one or more of the maternity gowns from our collection. Your baby already knows how beautiful you are, but imagine how impressed your baby will be after seeing you in a professionally done photo!
9. Why schedule a pregnancy photoshoot? Because you’ll get the opportunity to do a maternity session with this child only once!
One last reason to schedule a maternity portrait session is probably the most special reason: You’ll only be expecting this child once, so why not grab the opportunity to celebrate this pregnancy with a professional photoshoot?
When your maternity portraits are displayed in a prominent location in your home, your child will grow up seeing how radiant and happy you looked while you were carrying him or her. Your baby will know how much you loved him or her and that you took the time to celebrate your pregnancy. Imagine how special your baby will feel growing up with this picture of you!
Why should you schedule a maternity session? Here are 9 reasons why!
1. Motherhood is worth celebrating. We can capture the essence of this special season of your life!
2. You can’t hang your phone’s photo album in your living room. A professional photoshoot can portray you in a high-quality way that selfies can’t!
3. We know how to make your family smile pretty for the camera. We have years of photography experience, and we know how to bring out the best in your loved ones during a family session!
4. You deserve to be pampered. Now before your baby comes is the perfect time to get your hair and makeup done in a special way with our pampering package!
5. Your pregnancy glow will enhance your maternity portrait session. You’re beautiful when you’re glowing with baby anticipation, and you owe it to yourself to capture that!
6. You’ll want to remember this special season in your life for years to come. They grow up fast, so now is the perfect time to create a way to remember your child when he or she was an adorable baby bump!
7. Your family and friends will want to see pictures of you carrying your precious new baby. And you’ll want to share your beautiful, professionally done maternity portraits with them, too!
8. Your child will want to see pictures of you carrying him or her. When your baby starts asking you what life was like before he or she arrived, you’ll want to show off some gorgeous maternity photos of you!
9. You’ll get the opportunity to do a maternity session with this child only once. Let us help you make it all that it can be!
As a Dallas maternity photographer, I (Stephany) will make sure that your session will look its absolute best. If you’d like to see a collection of other professional maternity photos that I’ve done, click here! And if you’d like for us to document these special moments in your pregnancy, you can contact us and schedule your design consultation with us here! We look forward to working with you!