At What Week Should You Take Maternity Pictures?

I’m thrilled to guide you through the ins and outs of maternity photography, ensuring you capture that radiant glow just at the right moment. As a maternity photographer based in Vancouver, I’ve had the privilege of working with countless moms-to-be. One burning question I often get asked is, “When is the best time to take maternity pictures?” Well, let’s find out together!

Week You Should Take Maternity Pictures

1. Why 28-34 Weeks is the Sweet Spot

Expectant moms, listen up! The magic number for capturing that pregnancy glow is between 28 and 34 weeks. Wondering why? Around this time, your baby bump is beautifully rounded, and you’ve likely not yet entered the often-tiring late stages of pregnancy. Your belly is a perfect canvas, showcasing the miracle growing inside you. The second trimester is a time when you’re feeling energetic, and your radiant glow is at its peak. Your body has embraced the changes, and you’re not dealing with the discomfort that might come later in the third trimester. This allows for a more enjoyable and relaxed photoshoot experience.

couple during a maternity photoshoot in Vancouver

2. The Gorgeous Bump

At around 28 to 34 weeks of pregnancy, the bump is often perfectly shaped, giving that quintessential roundness that photographers love to capture. Your body has adjusted to the changes, and you’re likely feeling more comfortable and confident. This comfort translates beautifully on camera, allowing for natural and genuine expressions. Trust me, capturing this stage ensures you get those stunning, timeless images that will make your heart swell with pride and joy for years to come.

pregnant woman wearing a white gown for a maternity photography session near a lake in Vancouver BC

3. Dressing the Bump

One of the perks of the 28-34 week timeframe is that you can still comfortably showcase your personal style. Whether you prefer flowing dresses, form-fitting gowns, or a casual jeans-and-tee look, your bump is ready for its fashion moment. This stage offers the flexibility to experiment with different outfits, creating a diverse set of images that reflect your personality. The variety in your wardrobe will add a dynamic element to your maternity album, telling the story of this beautiful journey in a gorgeous way.

Maternity pictures in Vancouver BC

4. Glowing and Growing

As a photographer who thrives on capturing authentic moments, I can’t emphasize enough how your natural glow steals the show during this period of pregnancy. Your skin is likely radiant, and the hormonal changes contribute to that unmistakable pregnancy glow. During these weeks, your features are accentuated in a way that radiates maternal beauty. This natural radiance combined with the picturesque backdrop of Vancouver turns your maternity pictures into timeless works of art.

5. Turning Moments into Masterpieces

As a seasoned maternity photographer, I’ve had the honour of witnessing the joy and excitement that my clients experience during their photoshoots. From the tender moments shared with partners to the quiet reflection of a mom-to-be, every photo tells a unique story. As you flip through your maternity album, you’ll relive the emotions, creating a cherished keepsake that generations to come will treasure.

The Kindred Photography Experience

At Kindred Photography, we believe in creating a personalized and memorable experience for every client. As your maternity photographer, my goal is to capture the magic of your unique journey, ensuring every image reflects the authentic beauty of this special time in your life. From the initial consultation to the final delivery of your stunning maternity images, we’re committed to making this process seamless, enjoyable, and, most importantly, filled with joy.

The secret to capturing the perfect maternity pictures lies in scheduling the photo shoot during the 28-34 week timeframe. So, what are you waiting for? Let’s create timeless memories together at Kindred Photography. Book your session now and let the magic happen!



At What Week Should You Take Maternity Pictures?

Join the free Vancouver Mom Facebook Community!

Being a mama of little ones is hard. Between Mom-guilt and the unattainable idea that moms should be able to do everything for everyone, get very little time to herself and feel fulfilled by it, we need all the support we can get! You aren't in this alone. We're here to walk through the ups and downs of motherhood together in a judgment-free, supportive way. 

Let's Chat!

Get in touch to book a phone call below

What can I expect from my photoshoot?

You want to find the perfect photographer for your family - one that will make your kids comfortable and capture all those expressions and moments that make your heart burst, without the frustration and stress usually associated with a photo shoot.

I help take care of every detail from helping select outfits, to directing you so your family doesn't feel awkward, and assisting in selecting the images that make your heart the happiest. My goal is to give you the stunning images you want of all your favourite parts of your beautiful life, make them into gorgeous artwork so you can enjoy them daily, and make it a fun and stress-free experience for the whole family!