WHEN TO PLAN FOR MATERNITY PHOTO SESSION
BLOG BY MEGHNA RATHORE ON MATERNITY PHOTO SHOOT PLANNING
Those nine months of pregnancy is a life changing event for an expecting mother. An expecting mother transitions through a journey of milestones with a mix of excitement, nervousness and a lot of other emotions. While going through this journey of roller coaster, the thought of cherishing this time forever comes to the mind and an idea of pregnancy photo session comes up. But the key question is when to get it done and when should I start thinking about it. Is it too early now or is it already very late as I am almost due.
I am a professional maternity photographer and doing maternity photo sessions, both indoor and outdoor for last five years. I serve clients from Gurgaon, Noida and Delhi NCR region. In this article, I will answer this question of when to plan your pregnancy photo shoot.
So the short answer is never too early to start planning for it, earlier is better. During initial phase of your pregnancy (Between 3-6 months expecting), when you have enough energy and more time for yourself, you can plan out things like what exactly you want through this photo session. Jotting down the details and your expectation is one of the most important steps of getting your dream maternity photo session. In this phase, you can go through the work of various maternity photographers and get an idea of their style and work. Go through their sample photo shoot albums and check out what is the current trend and what all kind of poses, locations, themes etc are being used. This will help you in shaping up your own expectations. This phase is very crucial and important as it will be the building block of all the steps downstream.
In the next phase of your pregnancy, when you are around 6-7 months expecting, try to narrow down the photographers based on your expectation, their style of work, reviews etc. Start conversing with professional photographers whose work you like and discuss you expectations, your desires etc. Based on the conversation you have with photographers, you will get the feel of their offerings and will you be comfortable with the specific photographer. Chart down your expectations, your interaction with photographers and nail down your final photographer.
In the final phase when you are around 7-8 months expecting, discuss in details with the photographer you have finalized. Talk all about your expectations, your medical conditions like due date and any other complications etc and finalize a date accordingly. As a rule of thumb, any time between 32-36 weeks pregnancy is the best time to get your pregnancy photo session done.
Once photographer is finalized, start preparing for your photo session, You can go through my other blog on “HOW TO GET READY FOR MATRENITY PHOTO SESSION” on how to get prepared. Following this planning will ensure that you have a memorable and enjoyable photo session which you will relish just like the pictures coming out of that photo session
About the Author
Meghna Rathore is a professional Newborn, Baby, Maternity & Kid photographer. She has more than 6 years of experience in doing photo session for newborn babies, expecting mothers and kids. She is currently based out Gurgaon and performs photo session out of her home studio. She covers clients from Delhi, Gurgaon, Noida and other Delhi NCR area.