As a New Jersey maternity photographer I feel deeply that maternity sessions are SO VERY special! I know it can feel chaotic getting ready for your sweet new baby to arrive! Mama, you deserve to get this precious time photographed. Frequent questions include when to schedule maternity photos, what to wear and so much more. I’m here to answer those questions for you. Together let’s make decision to take maternity photos easy and stress free. I also know that being pregnant comes with a unique set of challenges and I want you to feel comfortable and prepared during your session!

Tips for Preparing for Your Maternity Session | New Jersey Maternity Photographer | Golden Heart Photography


I try to book maternity sessions between 32 and 36 weeks. If you are expecting multiples we push this timeline a bit sooner. The sooner you book your session the more dates will be available. I want to make sure we have enough time to get your photos captured before you have your new baby! I also want to make sure that we take them at a point where you are still more comfortable during the session. (Trust me here I had mine done at 39 weeks … that was worth it but rough). If you want to book sooner or later than recommended window we can make that work. Timeline is a suggestion based on baby bump and comfort. All mamas deserve these images so if you are looking at this and already at or past 36 weeks reach out and I may be able to squeeze you in!


Mama, you will find yourself looking at these photos throughout the years as your little ones grow. I want to make sure that you LOVE what you’re wearing when you look back on these memories. For this reason, I offer the Golden Heart Mama Client Wardrobe full of bump friendly options with gorgeous dreamy dresses that show off that glowing mama-to-be vibe. Also, I offer guidance in choosing a dress/outfit and include style suggestions for your spouse or partner and siblings to compliment what you choose. I want to make the process of getting ready easy and fun. I also have a network of makeup artists and hair stylists that I can refer if you are looking to truly make the day a pampering experience.


I love including other members of your family in the photos. (Although, please don’t feel like you need to; it is perfectly fine to do maternity photos solo and focus on your beautiful connection with growing baby). Sweet sibling snuggles and kisses are always a joy to capture. When it comes to props, I welcome you to bring something personal. I’ve photographed with baby shoes, sonogram photos and little teddy bears to name a few. There is nothing like the magical feeling of capturing your love even before the baby arrives!

Tips for Preparing for Your Maternity Session | New Jersey Maternity Photographer | Golden Heart Photography

If you’re interested in booking a maternity session, fill out the contact form HERE and I’ll send over some information! I’d LOVE to serve you and share in this joy with you.

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