Best Time for a Maternity Photo Session – Portland, Oregon

Whenever I receive a new inquiry for a maternity session, the first thing I’m asked is: when is the best time to schedule? 1st trimester? 2nd, 3rd? My suggestion is to wait until your baby bump is prominent enough to show in photos, but don’t wait too long! 6-7 months is generally safe. 7 months is the most popular choice, as many women are just too uncomfortable by 8. I’ve only experienced one maternity session that needed to be converted to a newborn session, because my client went into labor one month early!

PS. If this happens to you, no worries! If you book a maternity session and give birth before our scheduled date, your maternity session fee will always be applied to a newborn session. 🙂

Family and Maternity Photography by Liz Wade