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Maternity photography sessions in Dallas are a wonderful way to capture the beauty and excitement of pregnancy. But when is the best time to schedule a session? In this blog post, we will explore the ideal time for a Dallas maternity photography session and why it is essential to schedule it at the right time.
The best time for a maternity photography session with Dahlias and Daisies Photography is between 28 and 32 weeks of pregnancy. Though I have shot them as far along as 40 weeks! I had one lady come to the studio on her way to the hospital to be induced, though I don’t suggest that. At 28 to 32 weeks, the belly is nicely rounded, and the mom-to-be has not yet experienced too much discomfort from pregnancy. Additionally, the baby bump is big enough to be noticeable but not so big that it makes movement and posing challenging.
Another reason why this time frame is ideal is that most pregnancy complications are less likely to occur during this period. Typically, morning sickness has subsided and the risk of preterm labor is relatively low. Moreover, most expectant mothers feel confident and comfortable during this time and are excited to showcase their baby bumps.
My maternity photography sessions are mostly done in studio these days but on the rare occasion we decide to shoot outdoors the weather is also a big determining factor! Texas summers can be super hot. Scheduling a session during the summer months can be challenging because of the heat and humidity, which can cause discomfort and exhaustion for the mom-to-be. On the other hand, scheduling a session during the winter months may result in a lack of natural light and be cold and quite ugly outside, making it difficult to capture the perfect shot.
So while I may have done it all as a Dallas maternity photographer, the perfect time to capture the beauty of pregnancy is during the 28 to 32 week mark. I want the mom-to-be comfortable and not experiencing any complications. Remember to also consider the weather and your personal preferences when scheduling your session. By choosing the right time, we can create beautiful and lasting memories of this special time in your life.