Ashlie Behm


Relaxed Studio Maternity Photos | Portland, Oregon

Pregnant woman in floral off-the-shoulder dress holding a bouquet of baby's breath in the image on the left and she is smiling at the camera. In the image on the right she is looking down at her belly. Photographs taken at all-white maternity portrait studio in Portland, Oregon.

Relaxed and Authentic Studio Maternity Photos for Portland families.

Maybe you’re feeling that lovely pregnancy glow… but maybe you’re not and unsure if you want studio maternity photos. 

I’m here to meet you where you’re at and help you remember this special time with your baby through a maternity photo session. 

I’ll be honest, I did not feel that pregnancy glow. Pregnancy was taxing on my body and I gained a lot of weight really fast, making me super uncomfortable.

However, as a photographer I knew how special maternity photos would be. I wanted to have beautiful images of myself with my baby inside me. I also don’t have any photos of my mom pregnant with me, and I wish I did. I would love to see a photo of her with me in her belly. So, I knew I wanted photos not just for myself, but for my child as well. And let me tell you, I’m so glad I have those images. It’s incredible looking back on them and thinking about this tiny little human who was growing in there.

It might not feel totally important at this moment. But you can never get these moments back. Someday, your baby is going to love looking at photos of you with them in your belly. Every person I’ve spoken to who didn’t do maternity portraits, regrets it now. Your future self will thank you for making the investment. 

I am participating in a blog circle this month and am sharing a link to another amazing photographer in Indianapolis! Be sure to check out her link at the end of this blog post.

I offer two options for studio maternity photos: 

  • Full family studio maternity photos –  This type of session typically lasts about an hour and we create a variety of images together focusing on your family connection. If you have older children they are of course welcome and I love photographing them interacting with your bump. We create a variety of images together of the entire family, the parents, and of course you and your baby bump. 
  • Petite maternity photos –  This type of session is for the pregnant person only. It’s a time for you to relax and connect with your baby. These sessions last about thirty minutes which allows time for at least 2 different outfits which you can borrow from in my client wardrobe. 

When you work with Ashlie Behm Photography you get:

  • A relaxed and authentic maternity photography experience
  • An experienced photographer who will help guide you through the entire session and make you look and feel your best
  • A feminine wardrobe that you can borrow from for your maternity session 
  • Help coordinating outfits for the entire family
  • Access to an amazing hair and makeup artist who will help pamper you on session day
  • Artwork design services providing you with heirloom quality prints  

If all of this sounds good to you then fill out my contact form today and let’s chat about creating some beautiful photographs of your family this year. 

Tips for pampering yourself a bit before your studio maternity photos.

Treat yourself to: 

  1. A massage so you are nice and relaxed for your session.
  2. a manicure and pedicure so your nails look beautiful and fresh for your photos. I always recommend sticking with a light, neutral color so they match the aesthetic of our session. 
  3. Hair & Makeup by my preferred makeup artist Jovana. She is amazing and will help you look and feel your best for your session. She specializes in enhancing and highlighting your natural features so your makeup is subtle and looks perfect for the camera. Even if you don’t typically wear a lot of makeup, I highly recommend scheduling with her because she knows what looks good on camera. 

Taking the opportunity to pamper yourself means you’ll show up to your session ready to shine. Together we’ll create  gorgeous images. 

After your session, I’ll help you create a beautiful album of your images so you can always remember this once-in-a-lifetime pregnancy with your darling baby. 

Ready to book your session and create some stunning studio maternity photos together? Great! Click here to head on over to my contact form to get started. 

Keep on scrolling to see some more images from past studio maternity photo sessions in my SE Portland studio. 

Pregnant woman in floral off-the-shoulder dress holding a bouquet of baby's breath in the image on the left and she is smiling at the camera. In the image on the right she is looking down at her belly. Photographs taken at all-white maternity portrait studio in Portland, Oregon.
Close-up image of pregnant belly and mom holding a bouquet of baby's breath.
1.5 year old girl and 4 year old boy wearing neutrals and smiling at the camera. Images taken in all-white Photography studio in SE Portland.
Pregnant mom with her 4 year old son and 1.5 year old daughter, all wearing neutrals and smiling at the camera during a studio maternity session in Portland, Oregon.
Dad with 4 year old son and 1.5 year old daughter all wearing neutrals and smiling at the camera.
Family of four with baby on the way all dressed in neutrals, standing in an all-white portland photography studio.
Pregnant woman in light floral neutral off-the-shoulder gown holding a bouquet of baby's breath at her maternity photo session.
close-up of baby bump photo with crochet blanket covering it. Studio Maternity Photos
Pregnant Mom is holding up a crochet blanket over her at her intimate studio portraits in Portland, Oregon.
Intimate maternity portraits with a mom with dark, long, curly hair and dressed in white intimates with a lace robe over top.
Close-up image of baby bump while mom is laying down. One hand on top and one hand below. Intimate Studio Maternity Portraits in Portland, OR.
Pregnant woman with long dark curly hair in white flowy gown looking down at her baby bump.
Pregnant woman in off-the-shoulder dress from Nothing Fits But. Holding pregnant belly at Portland Studio Maternity Photo Session.

All items for Mama are in my studio client wardrobe and are available for you to also borrow from for your session!

Here are the links to her family’s outfits:

Ready to reserve your date for your own relaxed studio maternity session?

Remember to check out this Indianapolis Baby Boutiques blog post by Aleah Gregory who is sharing her favorite high-end baby boutiques in Indianapolis. If you are ever in Indianapolis, be sure to check these out.

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Leave A Comment

  1. I love the idea of pampering yourself before the session! Yes please! And then you have beautiful nails for your photos! Brilliant!

    • Ashlie Behm says:

      Absolutely! Pregnancy is so demanding on our bodies, why not treat yourself before your session and get pampered a bit! It’s the perfect time to do so!

  2. I love these photos! You have such a gorgeous style. I’m sure this mom-to-be will cherish these photos!

  3. Such lovely images from a studio maternity session. The dresses are so pretty.

  4. gillian says:

    These photos are all so beautiful! Well done!!

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