Maternity photos are often over looked when it comes to documenting milestones in the motherhood journey. I encourage all women to have a beautiful portrait of their growing belly. This is for you to look back on. Something to treasure of what this life was before you welcome a new baby into your world. Which leads us to the questions: What is Lifestyle Maternity Photography?
WHERE SHOULD MY MATERNITY SESSION TAKE PLACE?
Though there are beautiful gardens and greenery in the Philadelphia area, I believe whole-heartedly your home is the best backdrop. First off, this is where you live, where you grow, where you do the work. Secondly, this is where you bring your babies home and raise your children. Lastly, lifestyle maternity photography helps to start the story of your motherhood journey. Especially when paired with lifestyle newborn photography.
Maternity photos are a way to show what life has been. Also, to show what you, in a natural, intimate way. We start with lifestyle maternity photography in your home, on the porch, or around the yard. Siblings and pets are around and we are collecting slices of your life as it is. Then, the second part is to show off your belly!! Lots of skin on skin. This is time for women to feel sexy, celebrated and loved by their partner. For example, we play music, dance and wrap arms around bellies. You will get a moment to breathe and connect with your partner, enjoying an evening together.
If you are thinking about having maternity photos taken, do it.
WHEN TO BOOK LIFESTYLE MATERNITY PHOTOS?
If you are expecting a baby this year, a guideline for maternity photography sessions is between 27-33 weeks. That being said, we always work with the comfort of the mother. Here is a post about when to book your maternity photos. If you have any questions about why maternity photography is so important, contact me here. I will spill my heart to you about why photographing this chapter is so special.
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I am Steph, owner of Steph Kines Photo, specializing in working with young families, expecting women and growing babies in the Philadelphia area. I hope you found my What is Lifestyle Maternity Photography? blog feature helpful and inspiring. If you are interested in booking a photography session and would like to talk more about how we will spend our time together, let’s connect here. Finding your photographer can take time, so if you would like to follow along and see more behind the scenes, follow me on Instagram.
Steph is Philadelphia’s Natural Newborn Photographer, specializing in finding light and connection in your own space. She offers maternity, family, milestone and newborn photography in a warm, natural and unexpected way. Her clients love that her sessions are child-led which means giving space and guidance to young children to be themselves in their own environment. This leads to more true reflection of your family at this time in your life. All clients receive a collection of prints and the rights to fully edited digital files. Steph can design custom, heirloom albums and assist with wall galleries to display in your home. I invite you to learn more about the quality and feel of my offered products and art with this blog post.
Steph serves Philadelphia, Bucks County and The Main Line including:
Bryn Mawr | Media | Main Line | Gladwyne | Villanova | Radnor | Narberth | Wynwood | Ardmore | Malvern | Strafford | Chestnut Hill | Haverford | Merion | Penn Valley | Doylestown | New Hope | North Wales | Lansdale | Harleysville | Newtown Square | Collegeville