Documenting your pregnancy—especially a first—is a beautiful way to celebrate the new addition to your family. Most maternity photographers suggest doing sessions between 30 and 34 weeks, so you’ll want to plan ahead and be ready when that time comes. The tips below will help you find the perfect match.
4 Tips for Choosing a Maternity Photographer
1. Look for Experience
Since the window of opportunity is small to get the perfect pictures, choose a maternity photographer who has plenty of experience. Look for professionals who can provide a portfolio, and closely inspect the photographs to ensure they line up with your expectations. An experienced family photographer will know how to showcase your belly in the best angles, so make sure that they can provide a variety of photographs from one session.
2. Consider Style
Take time to look at several portfolios from different types of artists. See varying styles and decide what works best for your look and lifestyle. Do you want to be photographed at home, in a natural setting, or with your partner? Depending on the setting that you select, make sure to choose a photographer whose style matches your own.
3. Think Long-term
It’s inevitable that you’ll want portraits of the baby when they arrive, so think about selecting a photographer with whom you can build a relationship to document the child’s life, and other babies that come along as well. Look for a professional who can continuously offer high-quality services as your family grows.
4. Get Referrals
With any business decision, get referrals from past clients or friends who have used this photographer. Ask for names of past clients to contact, read website testimonials, and if being referred by a friend, be sure to look at their images!
If you're looking for a top-notch maternity photographer, turn to Karen Wise Photography in Brooklyn, NY. This experienced photographer will take pictures at your home, a popular scenic area like Prospect Park or the Brooklyn Botanic Garden, or another location of your choosing. This family photographer is also experienced in engagement shoots and weddings, and has been named one of American Photo Magazine’s Top Wedding Photographers in the World. Call (917) 539-9908 to ask about scheduling sessions or visit her website to see a portfolio of maternity photographs.