PREGNANCY & MATERNITY PHOTOGRAPHY
As your maternity photographer, we’ll work closely with you to develop a personalized photo session to capture your journey into motherhood.
Expecting moms from Brevard County, Orlando and throughout Central Florida choose Truly Madly Deeply in Melbourne as their maternity photographer to create beautiful images that celebrate their journey to motherhood and the new life they will soon welcome to the world.
Advice from a professional maternity photographer: Why your maternity portraits are so important
Your pregnancy is a time of excitement and anticipation, yet it will all feel like it went by in the blink of an eye as soon as you hold your little one in your arms. As you welcome your newborn child into the world, the long, miraculous journey into motherhood will pass into memory.
And that’s why Florida moms-to-be who work with Truly Madly Deeply to create beautiful maternity portraits are forever thankful they made it a priority. They will forever have a beautiful photographic record to commemorate the growth their family experienced while they planned for the addition of a new baby.
A fleeting opportunity to create some of the most important portraits of your life
Some moms-to-be, however, don’t take the time for a maternity photography session. Some say they’re too busy. Others feel self-conscious about their appearance while they’re pregnant. Whatever their reason for not prioritizing a maternity photo session, so many moms we speak with later say they regret skipping on professional maternity photos. They realize after their baby is born (and after it’s too late) that it was a missed opportunity for beautiful images to celebrate a life event that is such a miracle and so incredibly special.
It’s so easy … and so much fun!
That’s why, at Truly Madly Deeply, we make it so easy to schedule a fun, safe, relaxed and enjoyable maternity photography experience that will result in extraordinary maternity portraits that celebrate your pregnancy and your family. And if not just for yourself, imagine the joy for your children in future years in seeing beautiful portraits of you while you carried and nurtured them into this world.
Send us a message with the form below or or call our Melbourne studio on (321) 341-3000 and let’s discuss a maternity portrait session that is perfect for you. We typically book 6-8 weeks in advance, however, we will always try to accommodate last-minute bookings for expecting parents.
Also, see the blog for more information about Truly Madly Deeply’s focus on safety and tips for preparing for your maternity photography session.
Frequently Asked Questions about maternity photography
Q. When should I schedule my maternity photo session?
A. The ideal time for your Maternity Photography Session is when you have a nice, round belly and while you are still reasonably comfortable getting around. For most clients the ideal time is around 32-36 weeks. For women who “carry small” the best time might be as late as 36-38 weeks. If you are concerned about an early arrival, or if you’re carrying more than one little one, successful sessions can be scheduled as early as 28 weeks.
It is possible to book your portrait session right up to your due date, and we often photograph clients in their final week, however moms-to-be may feel less comfortable (and less mobile) in the ninth month and there’s an increased chance that your baby will arrive before your photo session (it happens more often than you’d think).
It is best to contact Truly Madly Deeply about 6 to 8 weeks in advance of your preferred session date. Of course, if you’re nearer the end of your term, give us a call and we’ll do our best to schedule your session.
Q. Where will my maternity photography session take place?
A. Most clients prefer the comfort of the Truly Madly Deeply studio for their maternity photography session. Here you have access to the full studio experience, including comfortable surrounds and easy access to our full collection of maternity outfits, props and sets.
If you prefer an outdoor location (the many beautiful Space Coast beaches are a popular choice), we are happy to work with you to create a session plan that will ensure the beautiful images you desire. Outdoor sessions require a little extra planning, and typically happen early in the morning or late in the afternoon for the best natural lighting conditions.
Q. Can I include my partner and/or other children in my maternity photo session?
A. Absolutely! We love to help tell your family’s story by photographing other family members in the maternity session. During your Planning Consultation, we’ll discuss how best to include your family members to ensure everyone enjoys the photography experience
Q. Can I contribute ideas for colors, props and poses I have seen elsewhere?
A. We encourage your input and love discussing your ideas and preferences during your Planning Consultation (please understand, however, ideas offered on the day of the session may be harder to include without disrupting the entire session plan).
Q. In addition to maternity portraits, do you offer newborn portraits for after my baby is born?
A. At Truly Madly Deeply, we specialize in maternity, newborn and family photography for clients from across Central Florida and for many who visit Brevard County and Florida’s famous Space Coast from around the world! If you would like information about our newborn or family portrait sessions, give us a call or send us a message. We even offer a discount when you book your maternity and newborn photography sessions together.
Many of our clients visit us regularly for family, maternity and newborn photography. It’s common for us to create maternity portraits for a new client, and then have them return for newborn images and later for first birthday photos too (no doubt you’ll see a few faces in our portfolio appear in more than one photography category).
As your children grow, it’s only natural that you’ll want to capture new portraits. We plan for this right from the beginning of your very first Planning Consultation. With each new photography session for your family we build upon the images we have already made together, to create a cohesive and coordinated family story that evolves and reveals more and more as the years pass.