Congratulations – you are expecting! Now, it’s time to schedule your maternity photos in Winston-Salem, NC!
Old Salem is located in the heart of Downtown Winston-Salem, NC. The cobblestone streets, original time period architecture, and authentic charm are the perfect backdrop for maternity photos in Winston-Salem.
This expecting mother chose a floral printed maternity dress from Ivy City Co. Her dress was perfect for these maternity photos in Old Salem.
The number one question I get from expecting mothers is, “when do you take maternity photos?”…and the answer is, around 34 weeks.
My suggestion to all my maternity clients is to target having your maternity photos taken around 34 weeks into your pregnancy. Of course, it is 100% up to you and when you want to have your photos taken. Based on my professional photography experience working with maternity clients, that 34-week mark in your pregnancy is the “sweet spot”. This is when you’re showing, you aren’t waddling around *quite* yet, and you are getting closer and closer to your baby’s arrival.
The next question I get is, “what do you wear for maternity photos?”…and the answer is, whatever you feel beautiful wearing!
Most important: Wear something comfortable
Being pregnant isn’t the most comfortable thing, so wearing something that is comfortable is highly recommended. A flowy dress is your best bet. Depending on the time of the year, it’s wise to keep in mind how comfortable something is depending on the weather. If your maternity photos are going to take place in the summer, go with something loose fitting and light colored to avoid feeling overheated.
Another question I get a lot is, “where do you take maternity photos?”
Luckily, I’ve put together a helpful list of several location options in the Triad and surrounding areas. Read more here: Locations for professional photos in North Carolina
There are often locations my clients know about, like a family farm, beautiful park, hidden forest somewhere, you name it! I’ve also taken maternity photos in a clients backyard or in their living room. We want your maternity photos to be unique to you and who you are, so we will spend some time talking about where you want to have your maternity photos taken beforehand.
Last question I get a lot is, “when do I book my maternity photos?”
Once you progress from trimester to trimester, time starts to feel like it is going by so slow yet so fast at the same time – I’m not joking. One day you’re making your baby registry, opening gifts at your baby shower, and then the next thing you know, you’re holding your baby! With that said, go ahead and schedule your maternity photos for around the 34 week mark of your pregnancy.
Time flies by SO FAST when you are a parent, and before you know it your kids aren’t babies anymore (sad face). The maternity + year one experience I offer allows families to let me do all the work for them and not worry about taking enough pictures along the way as their children grow. The progression of pregnancy through year one is a beautiful way to capture the beginning of your journey through parenthood.
If you are looking for a maternity photographer in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, I’d love to chat with you! Reach out to me today by clicking here.