5 Reasons why you should have Maternity Photography?

I decided to write a post about this topic because Mother’s Day is coming soon and what better way to celebrate Motherhood since the very beginning when a woman is about to become a mother!

Maternity photography is getting more popular.

When Demi Moore showed off her nude belly in 1991 in the Vanity Fair cover there were some rumour about it, but after that always more celebrities and women wanted to be portrait during this special time. If you are reading this you are probably pregnant and interested (or at least intrigued) in having a nice maternity portrait session. However, I know a lot of you are still a bit reluctant and unsure about this type of photography. I have been there too so I know how you feel, I know your body is going through a lot of changes and you might not feel great but I want you to consider a few things that can help you to make up your mind 🙂 At least I hope so!

So why maternity photography?


Create a special and unforgettable memory. You are living a unique experience: you are growing inside yourself a little baby and carrying it for 9 months. It’s all about the mum-to-be and her big belly, having some nice images of this moment and having a story to tell to your children when they are older. My daughter is only 3 years old but she often looks at my belly photos in the album and says “there is Amy in here”, or “mum and Amy here”.  And it truly melts my heart when I hear that! Daddy, of course, is always welcome to join.




You don’t need to take off your clothes if you don’t feel like it.  That very first image I mentioned at the beginning, portraits a completely nude woman, other celebrities posed naked in front of the camera, a lot of women like to show off their belly and cover the rest of their body with fabrics or gowns. Others feel more comfortable with their clothing on and there is absolutely no a right or wrong way to be photographed. It’s all about you and you decide how you feel best. You can have beautiful portraits either way. This particular image won a gold award from SWPP association.




It’s a unique opportunity, nearly once in a lifetime. I know you can a few children and be pregnant again and again, but your maternity portrait session is really a once in a lifetime opportunity. Every pregnancy is different and special. You will look different every time. Your belly could have a  different shape or different size, you could have another age. With your first baby you can have an intimate session with your husband. With second or third you can have the other children involved in the session too.




Pregnant women are all beautiful. I remember someone once saying “I can tell if a woman is pregnant just looking at her eyes because they have a special sparkle”. I laughed at first, replying “What? Are you a kind of magician?” But you know what? It’s true. Pregnant women have a particular glow and even if they don’t feel as such they are radiant! Let me show your beauty.



 Just have fun.  Belly or not, it’s all about being themselves, having fun and celebrate this time with your loved ones 🙂


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I hope I gave you some good reasons to consider why maternity photography.

Don’t be shy to get in touch and discuss how you would like to be photographed!

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  • Angie4th March 2015 - 15:56

    This is a great article! I am often trying to convince expecting mamas to get in front of the camera! You make excellent points!ReplyCancel

    • Valentina4th March 2015 - 16:01

      Thanks Angie! I hope this will help mums to be more confident 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Steve Lewis Photography4th March 2015 - 16:03

    Absolutely, you should have photos taken! It’s such a beautiful time in a woman’s life!ReplyCancel

  • Mary4th March 2015 - 16:11

    Great article!ReplyCancel

  • Dave Miller4th March 2015 - 17:32

    My son and Girlfriend and having a baby (my first grandkid) and we are pretty excited. I have talked to them about a maternity shoot this article might just get them to say yes.ReplyCancel

  • Corey Sewellc4th March 2015 - 18:52

    Great blog post on maternity portraits! I think they’re such a great keepsake for expecting moms!ReplyCancel

  • Harshita4th March 2015 - 19:24

    I love this blog which was so informative about the maternity session!!!ReplyCancel

  • Christine4th March 2015 - 19:39

    So true! Maternity photos are very important. These are beautiful. My favorite is the one with the mom walking the dog! <3ReplyCancel

  • Anna Koko5th March 2015 - 04:34

    Great post and good reasons! Every pregnant woman should have a nice pictures of her pregnancy! Soon enough this belly will remain a memory only… 🙂ReplyCancel

  • carmen5th March 2015 - 16:28

    Great article here. Even though they may not feel up to it, in the long run it’s a priceless moment to be captured.ReplyCancel

  • Giselle6th March 2015 - 17:46

    Expecting a baby is something so special on a woman’s life and capturing this special time is so important. Beautiful photos!ReplyCancel

  • I complete agree with you. Maternity photography is great way to document this beautiful time and cherishing the memory.ReplyCancel

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