For most women, I recommend the photo shoot be between 32 and 36 weeks. Ruta was 33 weeks pregnant at the time of the photo shoot, showing off a lovely bump. Between 32 and 36 weeks is usually when your baby belly is really showing, and you’d still feel comfortable, especially for wandering around and posing for 1 or 2 hours. Also, your baby may arrive earlier than your due date, and I really don’t want you to miss the chance of photographing you at this wonderful moment in your life.
Something I love, and mummies usually agree with me, is to include a few fabrics during the photo shoot. Especially when I’m shooting on location, and we let the silky red or golden fabric fly, it’s simply breathtaking.
I try to work with the mum alone during my maternity photography sessions since she and her baby should really be the centre of attention, allowing them being more relaxed during the pregnancy photo shoot. However, I also welcome daddies to come along for a while and capture a few images with their ladies starting out a whole new adventure.
Stay tuned for the second part of Ruta’s maternity photo session, this time in the studio.