When is the best time to book your maternity photo shoot

booking your professional pregnancy photo shoot in Auckland NZ
When to book your professional pregnancy photo shoot in Auckland

The trend of women wanting to book a pregnancy photo shoot has grown exponentially in recent years! Women now, more so than ever before, are celebrating their bodies and are seeing their inherent beauty, especially during their pregnancy.

As a professional pregnancy photographer in Auckland, by far the most common question we hear from women is ‘when should i look at booking my photo shoot?’ As a rule of thumb, we recommend looking to book around the 30-32 week mark for several reasons. Firstly, this period is when most women have the perfect shape for their professional maternity photos, with a well-defined tummy that clearly defines the progress of their pregnancy. Secondly, if you leave your photo shoot too late, you may feel uncomfortable or not in a right frame of mind for your session, and if your baby arrives early this can interrupt your plans!

If this is your first pregnancy, you may wish to bring along your partner to your photo shoot to have them included within your portraits. Otherwise, some ladies prefer to book for just themselves; the choice is yours! If you have other children and this is not your first pregnancy, you are more than welcome to bring them along for inclusion in your portraits, which can be a lovely touch!

What Can I Expect During My Session?

Throughout your photo shoot, our friendly team will assist you with posing and all other aspects to ensure you enjoy a relaxed and fun-filled experience. Whilst we have many ideas and concepts at our disposal, you are more than welcome to suggest any ideas you may have, or show us examples of portraits that you would like to emulate.

Our maternity galleries featured on our website provide you with a sample of portraits that we have created with past clients of ours. This is a great place to start, to explore our style of portraiture and what we can offer you. As mentioned, we always encourage your input and are happy to work with you regarding all aspects of your shoot. Our professional team and maternity photographer are here to help you and ensure you enjoy your experience!

Is There Anything I Should Bring?

Finally, please feel free to bring along any items or accessories of significant with you to your photo shoot. We also have a great selection of fabrics, furs and some accessories you are welcome to incorporate into your portraits.

While you may wish to bring along a selection of accessories, do not worry if you don’t feel this is right for you. Some ladies prefer a more simple form of portrait, with the majority of the focus being on her tummy rather than an abundance of props and accessories. After booking with us, take some time to consider what kind of look(s) you are looking to create. Take this into consideration when thinking of what to bring and call us with any queries relating to this.

A little preparation in advance will ensure you arrive relaxed and in the best frame of mind to enjoy your experience with us!

We welcome any booking enquiries you may have and with sessions available Monday through to Saturday (by appointment) finding a suitable time for your session is simple.

Boutique Lifestyle Photography
Suite 1, 231 Khyber Pass Road, Grafton, Auckland 1023
(09) 522 5123