When Should I Schedule my Maternity Session?

Michelle, expecting twins sessionWhen should I book my maternity session?

You should begin planning your Maternity Session as soon as you know your due date. Once you have the date we can then decide on a time that is best for your photos.  It’s best to schedule your Maternity Session when you’re between seven to eight months along. This insures that you are far enough along to show off your baby bump, but not to the point where you are unbearably uncomfortable.




As your pregnancy progresses things may change.  Your due date may be moved up or you may start showing sooner and want to do them earlier. You can contact me throughout your pregnancy so that I can keep up to date with how your pregnancy is progressing.  We’ll begin planning your session early in the booking process.


What Kind of Session Do you Want?

Do you want an full studio Glamour Maternity Session complete with professional hair and make-up?  Would you prefer something simple and on location?  I have a selection of gowns designed specifically for maternity portrait sessions.  If we need to purchase a special piece for your session these custom gowns can take up to four weeks to complete, so early planning is a must.


Angelic Maternity Portrait by Valerie Kay Photography


If you’d like to add on a gender reveal session we generally schedule these shortly after your ultrasound that takes place between the 16th and 20th week.   Contact me for more information.

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Valerie Kay Photography specializes in maternity photography, newborn photography, and baby's first year.

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