Hey there, lovely mamas-to-be! Today, let's dive into the wonderful world of maternity photography. Whether you're a first-time mom or adding to your growing family, capturing this special time is something you'll cherish forever but I know you must have a bazillion questions as you navigate the waters to find a photographer to capture this magical time. To give you a little help, I am going to share answers to some of the top questions I receive on the regular from someone just like you.

When is the Best Time for a Maternity Portrait Session?

Alright, so when's the sweet spot for showing off that beautiful bump? We generally recommend scheduling your session between weeks 28 and 32 of your pregnancy. That's when your belly is beautifully rounded, and you're hopefully still feeling pretty comfortable and energized.

Posing Ideas for Stunning Maternity Photos:

Now, onto the fun part—posing! Don't worry if you're not sure what to do with your hands or how to stand. We've got you covered! From gentle cradling poses to capturing those joyful belly laughs, we'll guide you through it all to ensure you look and feel amazing.

What to Wear for Your Maternity Photoshoot:

Let's talk wardrobe! You want to wear something that makes you feel like a million bucks, right? Flowy dresses that hug your bump or snug-fitting gowns that show off your curves tend to photograph beautifully. And don't be afraid to play with colors and textures—just keep it soft and flattering.

Maternity Photography Cost: What to Expect:

Budget is always on our minds, isn't it? Our maternity photography packages typically start at $2480. I price how I like to shop... I just want to know exactly what can expect to pay. I remove the guesswork... no layers of options, no sitting fee, and then you have to buy one of many packages. It's just a keep-it-simple purchase option. It includes all the little details, 20 professionally retouched images, the album... hair and makeup, access to my beautifully curated studio wardrobe, and the experience. No hidden costs unless you want to upgrade to all images or buy wall art. So whether it's a purchase from me or another photographer, maternity portraits are an investment... we call it legacy imagery. You will treasure your maternity portrait for a lifetime... and your child for generations.

And the tippy top Frequently Asked Questions:
  • When should I book it? Sooner rather than later, if you can! Our calendars tend to fill up pretty quickly, especially during peak seasons.
  • Can you pose me? Absolutely! We'll make sure you feel comfortable and confident throughout your session, even if posing isn't your thing.
  • Do you offer hair and makeup? You bet! We've got talented stylists ready to make you look and feel like the glowing goddess you are.
  • Can I bring my partner? Absolutely! Partners, kids, fur babies—everyone's welcome to join in on the fun and make this experience even more memorable.
  • Can't I Just Get the Digitals? Ah, the age-old question: why bother with prints when you can have all the digital files? While digital files are great for sharing and storing, they don't quite compare to the tangible experience of holding a physical print in your hands.


Well, there you have it, mama! I hope this little chat has answered some of your burning questions about maternity photography. Whether you decide to book a session with us or not, just know that capturing these precious moments is something you'll never regret. Take care, and I'll catch you next time! So you are having a baby? Congratulations on your exciting news. I'm Shira, a dedicated Feminine Portrait photographer serving exclusively the photography needs of women across Raleigh-Durham, NC. Whether you've already selected a photographer or are still exploring options, I'm here to ensure you're fully prepared for your Maternity photography session. Because in the end, it's not just about the images; it's about savoring each moment of this extraordinary experience.

Now what are you waiting for.... book that Maternity Photography Photo session!!!

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Maternity portraiture is a powerful and meaningful way to honor the beauty, love, and transformation of pregnancy. It holds deep emotional significance for expectant mothers and their families, providing a timeless reminder of this remarkable and precious time in their lives. Shira W Rose Photography and her team are known as one of the top professional maternity photographers in creating stunning editorial maternity portraits, artistic b&w silhouettes, and beautiful pregnancy art.

To get the most stunning and radiant maternity photos, scheduling your session between 29 and 35 weeks is recommended. If you fall over the 35-week timeline don't worry one minute as we can create something special for you.

So let's start planning together! Share with us all about your dream photoshoot - what inspires you? What emotions do you want these photographs to evoke? With our expertise combined with your vision, we'll create mesmerizing portraits that will be cherished for years to come.

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Based in metro Raleigh Durham, NC, Feminine Portrait Photographer Shira W Rose proudly serves women seeking elegant maternity photography, boudoir photography, and glamour portrait photography in metro Raleigh, NC, Durham, NC, Atlanta, GA, and Huntsville, AL, as well as surrounding areas, including Apex, Asheville, Cary, Chapel Hill, Clayton, Fayetteville, Garner, Holly Springs, New Hill, Pinehurst, Southern Pines, South Pines, Spring Lake, Wake Forest, and Holden Beach. We are also available for destination portrait sessions in beautiful Asheville, NC, Oak Island, Holden Beach, Outer Banks, and other select locations. Wherever you are located, our dedicated team is committed to providing exquisite feminine portrait photography, capturing the beauty and essence of maternity, the allure of a boudoir, and the elegance of beauty. Our goal is to create an unforgettable and personalized experience tailored to your unique vision and style.