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When to Take Maternity Photos | Renee Joanne Photography

Feeling unsure about when to take Maternity Photos? I dive into the process and detail in this blog post, so you feel confident and comfortable when booking your Maternity photo shoot!


Finding out you are expecting a child and watching your body change as your baby grows inside you is a magical experience. As your belly gets bigger so does the excitement that you feel as your due date comes closer. And pretty soon, you will be preparing to welcome your little one in to the world. You’ll be buying little clothes, setting up the nursery and packing your hospital bag. In an instant, your whole life will all be about this little person, totally consumed by the newborn bubble :)


Now, wouldn’t it be nice to own the spotlight before your life makes a 360-degree turn? Well, you can do exactly that by having your maternity photos professionally taken before bub arrives. A maternity photo session is a great way to document your journey into motherhood. It can capture your story, experiences, and where you are now. Through your maternity photos, you can show how incredible your body is and what it is capable of. More importantly, these photos capture such a special moment in your life, allowing you to look back and enjoy them in the future. This is where I can help you.

I have been taking photos of soon-to-be mothers for years now and absolutely love watching them come to life, glowing, in front of my camera. I can help you choose the perfect location around the Brisbane area, or the Gold Coast. You can feel amazing in one of the many dresses from my client closet and moreover, I can provide you with a gallery full of beautiful photos and memories. All you have to do is contact me to schedule your maternity photoshoot in!


Don’t know when to schedule your photo session? Let me help you. Here are a few tips on choosing the right time to show off your baby bump.


Boho Maternity photo - white lace dress

When Should You Take Maternity Photos?

I always say, the best time for maternity pictures is when you feel good and are still feeling comfortable. In most cases this is during your 7th or 8th month of pregnancy, between 30-36 weeks. During this time, your belly will start to be nice and round and generally bub will not have dropped down too far yet which makes your belly appear higher.

The start of your third trimester is the perfect time for a maternity photoshoot. If you decided to schedule your photos sooner, just consider the size of your belly and if you are happy with the size of your bump. On the other hand, if you

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