Sara Sniderman 


5 Reasons to Take Maternity Pictures

Some women feel at their best and some feel at their worst when they are pregnant, but I believe we should all get maternity pictures during this important time of life.  Here are a few of my reasons to get in front of the camera while pregnant:

Pregnant belly in pumpkin patch Lookout Farm Natick MA

1. Time goes by so fast.  Right now, you may be getting up to pee every half hour at night and feeling aches and pains in muscles you didn’t know you had.  The days tend to feel longer when you aren’t feeling well. But, I promise you, your pregnancy will be over in a blink of an eye. This is the only time in your life that you will carry that little one inside of you.  Time goes fast and memories fade, but photographs will help you remember this special time. You will want these maternity pictures to look back on!

Natick MA Maternity Photo with dogs

2. Celebrate it.  Whether this pregnancy took you many years of trying or even if it was very quick, either way this pregnancy deserves to be celebrated.  YOU deserve to be celebrated! You are growing and carrying your special little baby!

Natick MA Maternity Photos, pregnant woman in dresses

3. Do it for your children.  Your kids will love to have these photos to look back on to see what Mommy looked like before they were born.  Even if you aren’t feeling your best, they see their amazing, beautiful Mom with a baby in her belly. My three girls love looking at the maternity pictures of me when I was pregnant with each of them and hearing the stories about when they were growing in my belly.

mom holds daughter on lap, daughter hugs mom's pregnant belly Cushing Park Framingham MA

4. Freeze time.  Once this baby is born, your family dynamic will never be the same.  I was worried about how things would change with each new baby; a new family member definitely changes things, but in the most amazing way.   I think it’s important to document your family as it is now. If this is your first, then document you and your partner entering into this new adventure of parenthood together.  If you already have children, then document this time before the little ones become big brothers and sisters.

Maternity photo on bridge and maternity photo in field with dogs

5. It’s fun!  I will get a few posed pictures with you looking at the camera, but the photos that I love the most are those of you and your family having fun together.  I love capturing a families connection.

maternity photo with mom, maternity photo in field Lookout Farm Natick MA

See more Maternity Sessions on the blog

March 19, 2020

  1. Great points about why maternity photos are so very important.

  2. Aliscia says:

    Yessss!!!!! So good!

  3. Stacey says:

    Beautiful, life long memories! Gorgeous!

  4. Lauren says:

    So true!!! Beautiful images!

  5. Alina says:

    I couldn’t agree more! Beautiful images!

  6. Joni says:

    This is really great! I wouldn’t have thought of all those reasons to have maternity photos done. They are all so very true. Great job!

  7. I absolutely love this list. I’ve had a similar list in my blog drafts for a while. I just might get it finished up this week. Thanks for the inspo!

  8. Maria says:

    Awesome. It is a moment in time that deserves to be captured

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