Which Month is Best for Maternity Photoshoot
I am a professional maternity photographer providing maternity photoshoot for my clients in Delhi, capital of India for last many years. One of the most common query I get from clients is that which month is best for maternity photoshoot. Some of my clients reach out to me way early during the pregnancy and some reach out very late that I am not able to do maternity photoshoot for them. So I thought to write a post about this most asked query about which months is best for maternity photoshoot
I expalin all of my clients that they should rather get answer to the following query while planning for maternity photoshoot
What week should I do maternity shoot?
Based on my many years of professional maternity photoshoot experience, I strongly recommend that an expecting mother should get their photo session done between 28 weeks to 36 weeks of pregnancy. I strongly recommend against getting the photoshoot done beyond 36 weeks of pregnancy. Maternity photoshoot is very exchaustive and requires a lot posing and standing for expecting mother. So maternity photoshoot beyong 36 weeks of pregnancy would not be a comfortable things for expecting mother and can put stress on mother and baby.
The best time to get a pregnancy photo shoot is between 28 to 36 weeks of pregnancy
This 8 weeks of pregnancy time gives a wide range for expecting mother to get their photoshoot done but they should consider following points for choosing most preparable time to get photoshoot done.
Medical Histroy – Consult with your doctor
While planning for maternity photoshoot always consult with you doctor. While you might feel that you are just getting few pictures clicked but trust me, a maternity photoshoot requires a lot of posing and could be tiring. So always consult with your doctor that are your fit anough to get a photosession done, specially in case when you are at high risk pregnancy. No one knows better than your doctor about your pregnancy so dont assume things and consult with your doctor that you are planning for a maternity photoshoot and could you go ahead with it? Also check with your doctor about till what time in your pregnancy you can get photo session done. Everyone body is completely different, so having a consultation will give you a fair idea about best time to get your photo session done.
Hear Out your Body
Everyone body behave compeltely differently during the pregnancy so dont take any reference from others. Listen to your body and see how you are feeling during your pregnancy? If you had a health pregnancy so you can stretch till the end of timeframe, 36 weeks of pregnancy but if you had a rough pregnancy time then get your photo session done as early as possible when you still have energy.
While planning your maternity photo shoot, be mindful of your baby bump. A maternity photo shoot is all about capturing the expecting mother curves, specially the baby bump. So if you planned out your maternity photo shoot a bit ealy in your pregnancy and your baby bump is not visible, then postpone it.
Indoor or Outdoor Photo Shoot
Type of maternity photoshoot, indoor or outdoor also plays an important role in deciding for the timeline. Be mindful that an outdoor maternity photoshoot is more tiring and exhaustive and wont be as comfortable as having an indoor photoshoot in a studio. So if you are planning for an outdoor photo shoot then plan it out a bit early between the range of 28 to 36 weeks of pregnancy
A maternity photoshoot is the best way to cpature these life time memories but at the same time plan it out carefully rathern then being spontaneous. Your and baby comfort and health is the most important things and above pointers highlighted in the post should be considered about what week should you plan for your maternity photoshoot