Are you looking for Washington DC maternity photography to chronicle your pregnancy? Professional photographers can help moms celebrate their bodies and their baby bumps by creating pregnancy portraits. While some moms are certain that pregnancy photography is a must, others are stuck on the fence. 

Pregnant woman with husband and child

The Importance of Maternity Photography

It’s common for women to struggle with body image during the final months of pregnancy. Many of my mom clients find it difficult to feel photogenic during this time. However, sometimes it takes looking through someone else’s lens to get a glimpse of your own pregnancy glow. If you’re looking for Washington DC maternity photography, here are some things to consider:

Pregnant woman and her husband stand together against a white brick wall in this Washington DC maternity photography session

Celebrate the Anticipation

Becoming a mother is one of the few transformations in our lives that can never be undone and it requires a great deal of preparation and induces a great deal of anticipation. Sharing pregnancy portraits with adult children is a way of sharing the more complete story of their childhood.

Family outside for fall photos

All About You

As a professional Washington DC maternity photographer, I work with moms almost every day and I know that they pour everything they have into their families. From stuffing sandwich baggies at 6 AM to shuffling everyone from point A to point B, moms rarely get their due time at the top of the priority list. During a pregnancy portrait session, all the noise of life is stripped away and all that matters is one woman’s connection to herself, her body, and her baby on the way.

Photo of pregnant woman in garden

Nice & Natural

Baby bump photos are not about props, and there are few bells and whistles. Instead, when I photograph pregnant moms, I focus on the curvature of a woman’s body, the way her hands rest on her tummy, the way she smiles every time she imagines the arrival of her child. Maternity photographers often play with dramatic lighting and shooting from extreme angles, but I like to focus on keeping things minimalistic and natural.

silhouette photo of pregnant woman

 A Question of Confidence

Becoming a mother is a time of immense transition and transformation. Maternity portraits help women celebrate their transformation and can actually provide an enormous confidence boost.

While women are in the midst of pregnancy nine months can feel like forever, but in the grand scheme of things pregnancy is a fleeting time. As moms, we know that pregnancy isn’t all about flowers and sunshine. Despite an achy lower back, there is a phenomenal amount of beauty. But this beauty is fleeting. After just a few months the bump will be gone.

Whether it’s your first and only child or your fifth, every pregnancy carries with it different emotions, sensations, and circumstances. As a Washington DC maternity photography specialist, I encourage expectant moms to take this time to enjoy the moment. Use the time during a pregnancy photoshoot to be present and celebrate one of life’s amazing transformations.

If you’re considering maternity photography or pregnancy portraits and have some questions about what to expect, don’t hesitate to reach out to me or whomever you’re considering working with. A skilled photographer knows that pregnancy is a sensitive time and should do everything possible to make you at ease before, during, and after your session.

Julie Kubal family portraits Washington D.C.About the Photographer and Author:

Julie Kubal is a child and family portrait artist and photographer serving Washington DC, Maryland, and Northern Virginia. She is passionate about creating warm and meaningful artwork through modern portraits and lifestyle photography at a location of your choice!

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