How to Make the Most of Your Maternity Photos

Why Take Professional Maternity Photos?


Pregnancy is a special time in every woman’s life that deserves to be documented. These stunning portraits of a life’s beginning taken by a professional photographer will become your treasured keepsakes. Besides, maternity photographs are a wonderful gift to pass down to your children as an heirloom of your first memories with them.

At Willow Street Pictures, we offer custom printed artwork. To ensure the highest possible quality, we have a complete custom printing and frame shop in-house. We even have a professional picture framer with over 30 years of experience.

Best Time to Schedule a Maternity Photoshoot

The best time to schedule a maternity photoshoot is between 32 and 36 weeks of pregnancy. This is when your belly is noticeably round and you can still feel at ease in a variety of poses. Of course, maternity portraits can be captured until the very last day of pregnancy. That’s why we stay flexible for last-minute appointments. Don’t hesitate to reach out if you have a specific timeline. We will do our best to schedule a photoshoot any time until your due date.

Maternity Photography Locations


At Willow Street Pictures, we can offer maternity photo shooting sessions both at our upscale photo studio in West Lawn, Pennsylvania, in the comfort of your home, or another location that is meaningful to you. Our talented photographers are equipped to travel. They will bring all the essentials to create beautiful maternity portraits at any location of your choice

Maternity Photoshoot Props

Using props in a maternity photoshoot can be a great way to add a touch of originality and personality to your photos. Anything from an ultrasound picture to the first letter of the baby’s name and a tiny pair of shoes are wonderful props to bring to your maternity portrait session.

Best Outfits for Maternity Photos

Almost any outfit, from understated to glamorous, will work well for maternity portraits. A simple flowy dress that accentuates your baby bump is a safe choice. But a chunky sweater and jeans or even a fabric draped around you will also allow your belly to stand out. You can choose neutral, pastel tones or go for prints and patterns as long as they don’t steal the show. 


Take your time to research different maternity photo looks. You should select an outfit that flatters your body and that you feel comfortable wearing. Not sure what to pick? You are welcome to get in touch with our portrait consultant who will go over different wardrobe options with you and offer practical advice and recommendations. 

For more maternity portrait inspiration, visit the Willow Street Pictures maternity portrait gallery and our Instagram page.

Maternity Photos With Family

Whether it is your first pregnancy or your fourth, this is a great time to get some family photos with your partner and your older children. These portraits will celebrate the anticipation and excitement of this memorable time for your growing family. 

Willow Street Pictures Maternity Portraits


At Willow Street Pictures, we customize maternity photography sessions to reflect your personality and style. From the pre-session consultation to the photo shooting day, our creative team will guide you to the perfect shot. They will assist you with styling and posing to capture your unique beauty. 

We always listen to your ideas and expectations. This way, we can turn your vision into reality and give you timeless maternity portraits that you will cherish for years to come. Our maternity photography sessions are slow-paced, enjoyable, and empowering experiences. We believe that this day is all about you and you deserve to feel special.

Get in Touch

If you wish to learn more about Willow Street Pictures maternity portrait photography, feel free to schedule a call with one of our artists. Alternatively, you can fill out the contact form or send us an email. We’d love to hear from you!

You may also want to visit the Willow Street Pictures shop for a selection of creative packages and gift ideas. Our Tribute Creative Package and Beginnings Creative Package are ideal options if you are looking to make most of your maternity portraits.



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