Why book a maternity photography session?
You’ve been preparing to meet your baby for months.
Getting the nursery ready.
Buying ALL the cute onesies.
Being showered in love by all of your family & friends.
You will definitely want photographs to look back at to remember this amazing time in your life. To remember the excitement you felt. The love emanating from your entire family as you prepare to welcome this tiny new life into your circle.
Maternity photo sessions are the perfect opportunity to memorialize this stage of life. And your little one is going to LOVE seeing these images one day. They’ll get to see how excited your family was for them to enter the picture (pun intended!).
I have spent years training and perfecting my craft to make sure that every Mama looks and feels their best during their maternity photo session. I know those last few months can start to get a little uncomfortable. But my goal is to make sure you look your best, so that you will always look back on these images with fondness and love.
I love to capture that glow of pregnant Mama’s as they eagerly anticipate the arrival of their baby. Watching the entire family’s excitement about what is to come is one of the sweetest things. While I always make sure to get that one photo where everyone is smiling and looking at the camera. I really love documenting those in-between moments of the family interacting with each other and that adorable baby bump. I strive to create a relaxing atmosphere and to make the experience joyful so that your images reflect that.
When to book
Many people wonder when the best time is for your maternity photo session. Anytime between 28 and 36 weeks is typically best. This is when you have a well defined bump and (typically) aren’t too uncomfortable yet.
Your session can be just of you or include the entire family – it’s totally up to you! When you book with me you will also have access to borrow a dress from my maternity client wardrobe for Mama’s. I will also send you my client style guide with tips on how to dress the whole family. Additionally, I encourage you to text me your outfit ideas. I’m always here to help narrow down choices to make sure everyone’s outfits work well together!
When preparing for your maternity photo session, I highly recommend getting professional hair & make-up done. It looks amazing on camera and takes the stress out of getting ready on your own. You’ll have these photos forever, so this is definitely the time to pamper yourself!
Your maternity photo session can either take place in my home studio or at a vetted Ashlie Behm Photography outdoor location.
I offer two packages that include maternity sessions. My Bump to Baby Plan package includes a maternity photo session in addition to your newborn session. A maternity photo session is also included in my Baby Plan package which consists of six photo sessions that take place within your baby’s first year: Maternity, Newborn, 3 months, 6 months, 9 months, and 1 year.
Maternity photo sessions allow us to get to know each other before your newborn sessions. I love them for this reason! There is something incredibly beautiful and awe-inspiring about watching a family’s excitement for their new addition during their maternity photo session and then getting to witness all of that glow again during their newborn photography session as they dote on their newest member.
Ready to plan your maternity session?
The pictures below were taken at a styled maternity photo session I organized. I wanted to celebrate motherhood with these women and give them the pampering they deserved to feel like the Goddesses they are. This maternity photo session would not have been possible without these amazing models and an incredibly talented vendor team. Thank you to:
Hair: Renee J Beauty
Make-up: Megan Blake
Flower Crowns: Kiss Me Kate Custom Floral
Dresses: Pink Blush