Just Do It! 5 Reasons Why You’ll Regret Skipping a Maternity Session

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March 29, 2023


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There are many reasons why you’ll regret it if you skip a maternity session. Now, this isn’t a post to try and make you feel bad should you choose to never get one. Instead, allow me to share the beautiful side of why you should consider having maternity photos taken, no matter how many children you have (or want).

The Beauty of Pregnancy

It goes without saying that every pregnancy is unique. Ask any mom of multiples and she’ll most likely be delighted to tell you about each one. You’ll quickly notice that they are all different and house their own special memories.

Even though the journey of being pregnant can come with its rollercoaster ride of emotions and bodily changes, it’s still one to be celebrated. Skipping over the maternity shoot is one of the biggest regrets I hear that most moms have. Keep reading for my top five reasons you don’t want to skip over having maternity pictures taken.

1. Do it, even if you don’t feel like your usual gorgeous self.

Some women are over the moon about the changes their body goes through, while some are a combination of terrified and insecure. I’ll be the first to tell you that regardless of how your body looks, pregnancy is beautiful on EVERY woman. And it’s my job to help you see that. 

I’ve also found that doing a maternity shoot can help you see just how beautiful you are and pulls that out through the photography session. The thought of getting dressed up, dolled up, and focus on this special stage of motherhood does something to your self-esteem. And that’s a good thing!

2. Celebrate how powerful and magical your pregnant body is.

There have been many stigmas and opinions built around pregnancy, motherhood, and how those milestones are reached. On one hand, you have moms who have experienced tremendous loss. On the other, there are moms who’ve experienced slim to no issues. And yet, on another there are others who have had to adopt, use fertility measures, or even opt in for surrogacy.

None of these should be discounted on behalf of the other. Nevertheless, if you are having a successful pregnancy, it’s all the more reason to document it with a maternity session.

3. Capture this moment in time of your growing family.

Whether your current pregnancy is your first, second, or even fifth, capturing moments of your growing family is certainly one for the books. Every mom will tell you that your children not only grow fast once they’re earthside, but they grow just as fast in the womb. If you have older children, it would be an amazing memory to have a few maternity pictures taken with them as well.You may be surprised by the emotions and feelings the camera can catch.

4. Show your children WHO they were, BEFORE they were.

Fun fact: Scientific evidence shows kids who are surrounded by pics of themselves and their family have high self-confidence and self-worth. So why not start from when they were in utero? Our fast-paced society would lead you to believe that the days of printed photographs are coming to end, but that’s not true. 

Capture these precious moments and use them as home decor in your child’s room or build a gallery wall using family pictures taken from different moments in time. Being able to include maternity pictures can help make it all complete.

5. Use it as a way to connect with your newborn and family photographer.

If you’re planning on getting newborn pictures and future family pictures, you can use the maternity session as a time to really get to know your photographer. As with any service, we like to connect with our clients because you are much more than that to us. Initially, we become part of your family even if it’s just for the day. Consider using the maternity shoot for the benefit of having someone you can depend on to take present and future photos of your precious family.

Final Thoughts

Maternity sessions are some of the most fun and beautiful shoots that I do. Being able to capture such a precious moment in time and create long lasting memories in the process is such a blessing. Before you let this moment pass you by, let’s connect and see if doing a maternity session is right for you. 

  1. Stephanie says:

    Yes! I agree – I wish I had maternity photos such as these from my days! Thank you for making me smile!

  2. Cinny says:

    LOL, I feel like this is directed at me. I am currently starting to really show and I think it’s a beautiful thing.

  3. Jessica says:

    Maternity photos are one thing I wish I had done when I was pregnant with the twins.

  4. Kimberley says:

    I love these photo sessions and the blog post. I am a motherhood photographer and this blog post is amazing. You are so right about this. I am glad I got to capture my pregnancies as well.

  5. Brian says:

    I wasn’t sure what a maternity session was. Now I know the deal.

  6. briannemanzb says:

    Oh, maternity sessions are beautiful. As beautiful as when the baby comes out. I mot skipping my maternity sessions for sure.

  7. Beth says:

    Trust me, I have two kids myself and I regret not having maternity sessions.

  8. Claudia says:

    No matter where I am, I hear what moms-to-be are saying. They feel fat, tired, unattractive, swollen, etc.
    But it’s not all bad. Having maternity sessions is beautiful.

  9. Alita Pacio says:

    Your photos are lovely. I wish I had you as my photographer.

  10. Colleen says:

    There is so much joy and excitement that comes along with pregnancy. One of them is maternity sessions. I look at my mom’s photos pregnant with me and its beautiful.

  11. Julie says:

    Your article on the importance of maternity sessions is truly inspiring and heartwarming. You eloquently highlight the beauty of pregnancy, the power of a woman’s pregnant body, and the importance of capturing this special moment in time with your growing family. Your passion and expertise shine through as you share your maternity photo sessions, and I appreciate the your sensitive and inclusive approach, acknowledging the unique experiences of all mothers. Overall, this article is a wonderful reminder of the importance of celebrating and documenting the beauty and magic of pregnancy.

  12. Elise Ho says:

    These were not all the rage when I was pregnant. However, I can definitely see them being an amazing memory

  13. Oohh yes, time really flies by so fast, once children are born. If you didn’t take any photos of those moments before they were born, that is a window closed and gone. Better make use of the cameras and photographers.

  14. Jennifer L Prince says:

    I’m kind of over milk bath photos, lol, but yes! I agree that it’s a great time of life to document, even if only to make the mom feel great.

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