Pregnancy is a remarkable time in your life, full of amazing changes and giddy anticipation. After all, you’re growing a brand-new, tiny human who you can’t wait to meet! One of the best ways to commemorate this special life event? With a maternity photoshoot you can look back on for years to come.

The ideal time to schedule a pregnancy photoshoot is generally sometime between 28 and 32 weeks, so you can show off that adorable baby bump. Plus, you’ll be able to check it off the list before you become too uncomfortable to sit through any kind of photo session. While timing is important, it’s not the only thing to keep in mind when planning for your pregnancy photos. You’ll also want to consider where to hold your session,your maternity picture outfit, which photographer to use and more.

When picking a photographer, it’s always helpful to look at some of their previous work. Do you like the way they shoot candids? Are you drawn to how they frame the shot? These are just a couple of the important questions to ask before making your choice. To help you plan, we’ve gathered up our best maternity photoshoot ideas to help you get the perfect pics.

Outdoor Maternity Photoshoot Ideas

Have your heart set on an outdoor maternity photoshoot? There are plenty of fun ways to incorporate the great outdoors into your pregnancy pictures. While you’ll want the weather to cooperate, rest assured there are tricks for working around any inclement weather—and you may be surprised at how they add to your photos. Meet Palak in Our Georgette rainbow maternity dress

Get your partner in the picture

If you’re preparing to enter the world of parenthood with a partner by your side, your photoshoot isn’t complete without them in it. Your shared excitement will shine through in those couple maternity pictures. Meet Our Client Palak dressed in Our Ravishing Black Tube Mermaid Dress With Decent Trail.

Get the timing right

Lighting can make or break your maternity photos, so schedule your pregnancy photoshoot at an optimal time of day. Photographers love shooting at what they call the “golden hour”—shortly after sunrise or just before sunset—to capture those soft golden hues.

Find a beautiful field

Hunting around for the perfect location for your outdoor maternity photoshoot? Keep an eye out for open fields near your home—tall, lush grasses make for a particularly striking background. Extra points if your outfit matches the colors of the season. Meet Kavya Vedi In our Beautiful Maternity Mango Yellow Side Slit Ruffle Dress With Decent Sleeves