Are Maternity Photos Worth It?

Why should you have professional maternity photography photos taken- Even if you aren’t feeling it!

Pregnancy is a transformative time in a woman’s life, marked by a flurry of changes in a woman’s body, mind, and heart. It is the start of a woman’s incredible journey to becoming a mother and a can should be the most celebrated time in a mother’s life. Doing a photo session with a pregnancy photographer will document and celebrate this special time. As a professional photographer I feel that maternity photos are worth it and are a great way to celebrate this amazing time in your parenthood journey.

Do you not feel like your best self?

Pregnancy can also be a time of insecurities and doubts, especially when it comes to one’s appearance. Many women feel uncomfortable or self-conscious about their changing bodies and hesitate to book a maternity photography session. This is a mistake that is often made because women tend to focus on the way they are feeling about them-selves and compare their experience or body image to the stereotypical idea of the “pregnancy glow” and the “perfect body” type that is shoved at us through multiple forms of media starting when we are very young. This can lead women to feel that they are inferior, not beautiful or should not feel happy of confident in their bodies. We believe that false idea is so harmful for all women ( and men) but especially during their pregnancy.

However, a maternity session is more than just a photoshoot. It’s a celebration of a momentous event in your life and an opportunity to capture the essence of your pregnancy and celebrate your womanhood. Even if you’re not feeling your best, here are some reasons why it is worth it to do a maternity photo shoot and how a professional pregnancy photographer can help you feel beautiful and empowered, because YOU DESERVE IT!

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1. Pampering with Professional Hair and Make-Up

One of the most significant advantages of a maternity session is the pampering that comes with it-we all know that after carrying a growing human inside of you, you deserve all the pampering you can get! A professional photographer will typically provide you with the option of getting your hair and makeup done by a professional stylist. Here at Imprinted Photography we include this with every Maternity Session. This service can help you feel more confident and relaxed, knowing that you look your best in front of the camera. The makeup artist will work with you and your photographer to create a natural and effortless look that enhances your features without looking overdone. They will also be able to cater to your skin type and tone to ensure that your skin looks healthy and radiant and create whatever look you would like, rom natural to glam.

Our professional hair and makeup stylist only uses an all natural make-up line that is specifically for use in photos, movies and TV. Because of this, the make-up is film tested and just for women with sensitive skin, so it will look AMAZING on camera. ( If you want to learn more about our makeup artist or her makeup line LIMELIFE visit her website here- https://www.meredithehler.com/ )

Ashburn VA Maternity and pregnancy Photographer, pregnant woman posing in a beautiful couture maternity gown showing how maternity photos are worth it

2. Beautiful Maternity Gowns

A maternity photoshoot with a pregnancy photographer is a great opportunity to dress up and wear something beautiful that highlights your baby bump. A professional photographer will provide you with a selection of beautiful maternity gowns that are comfortable, flattering, and perfect for the occasion. The gowns come in different styles and colors to suit your preferences and the theme of the photoshoot.

As a professional pregnancy photographer, we have a beautiful client closet of ONLY high-end designer maternity gowns that are all hand-made and designed to fit and flatter every type of pregnant body. The amazing thing about this is that most of our gowns fit many sizes so that we are sure to have many gowns that fit you no mater what size you need. Theses gowns are all hand-made and many are designers that your favorite celebrities wear at their maternity sessions, not those cheap un flattering Amazon of knock-off gowns that are all too tempting or clients to buy. This way you dont have to worry about anything, we have the gowns, the accessories and you can show up and feel beautiful.

You’ll will have the option of bringing your own outfits to the session, if you have any clothes that hold sentimental value or if you have a specific request but we can always talk about options for acquiring specific gowns if we dont have the one your looking for.

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Some of the designers we use are : https://www.kh.fashion/ https://www.sewtrendyaccessories.com/ https://www.mii-estilo.com/collections/maternity-photoshoot-fashion

 northern virginia pregnancy an maternity photographer capturing a pregnant woman posing in a red maternity gown in Great Falls Virginia a an outdoor park in the fall at dusk

3. Celebrating a Special Time

Pregnancy is a fleeting moment in time that only lasts a few months. A maternity photoshoot with a pregnancy photographer is an opportunity to capture this moment in time and create a beautiful keepsake to cherish for years to come. Pregnancy is a unique and transformative experience that DESERVES celebration. It’s a time when a new life is forming inside you, and you’re preparing to welcome a new member into your family. A maternity session is an opportunity to document this beautiful and fleeting moment in your life, which cannot be replicated again. You’ll be able to look back on the photos and relive the memories of your pregnancy, the joy, the anticipation, and the love you shared with your partner. You’ll be able to look back on your maternity session and remember what it felt like to carry your child, even if you didn’t feel your best at the time.

northern virginia pregnancy and maternity photographer capturing a pregnant woman wearing a white maternity gown and her husband sitting on a bench at sunset in a park in Loudoun County VA

4. Creating Memories with Your Partner

A maternity session with a pregnancy photographer is also a chance to create beautiful and timeless memories with your partner. It’s a chance to celebrate your love and the new life you’re bringing into the world. You’ll have the opportunity to pose together, exchange intimate glances, and capture the love and connection that you share. It is a chance for you both to connect and reflect on this special time in your lives together. It’s a beautiful way to honor your relationship and the journey that you’ve embarked upon together. The photographer will capture the love and excitement between you both in the photos, and you can look back on them for years to come. These photos will serve as a testament to your love and you will cherished that for years to come and something for you family and children to have to look back on and reminisce over for years to come.

At Imprinted Photography we also encourage you to include any other children you have in your Maternity Photo Session (and any pets too!). Some of my favorite photos from maternity sessions can come from the candid nature of adding an excited child to the photos. These special moments can sever as such a special memory of one of the most exciting moments in your child’s life also. Anticipating the birth of their new little sibling and the love you share as a family can create heartfelt images that you will cherish. These are the last moments where they will with be your only baby, or the youngest child or maybe they have other siblings but it is important to make it about them as well to make them feel special and included in this life changing process.

northern virginia pregnancy and maternity photographer capturing a pregnant woman posing in a black sheer maternity gown at her maternity session at a Loudoun County Virginia Photography Studio

5. Feeling Beautiful and Empowered

Perhaps the most significant benefit of a maternity session with a pregnancy photographer is the way it can make you feel. Despite the physical and emotional changes that pregnancy brings, a maternity photoshoot can help you feel beautiful, confident, and empowered. Pregnancy can be a challenging time for many women, and it’s easy to feel like you’ve lost control over your body. A maternity photoshoot can be an empowering experience that helps you reclaim your body and your sense of self. It can be a chance to celebrate the changes your body is going through and feel beautiful and confident, even if you don’t always feel that way (and even if you do!).

A professional pregnancy photographer will use their skills and experience to create images that highlight your best features and make you feel comfortable and relaxed. They know how to help you pose your body and the best angles to use to make you look AMAZING in your photos. The process of having your photo taken can also be a therapeutic experience, allowing you to connect with your body and your baby in a new and profound way. It’s important to remember that you are growing a life inside of you, and that is a beautiful and powerful thing. These photos can be a reminder of your strength and resilience as a woman and a mother, and a source of inspiration for the journey ahead.

northern virginia pregnancy and maternity photographer capturing a Pregnant woman wearing a maternity gown sitting on a chair holding her baby bump at her maternity session in sterling Virginia

Why Are Maternity Photos Worth It?

Ultimately, a maternity photo session is an investment in yourself and your family. It’s a way to celebrate this special time in your life, and to create memories that will last a lifetime. Maternity photos are also an opportunity to pamper yourself, feel beautiful and empowered, and connect with your partner. It’s a chance to be pampered and to feel beautiful, something that many pregnant women don’t often experience. Even if you’re not feeling your most confident, a skilled photographer will work with you to make sure you feel comfortable and beautiful throughout the session. When you look back on the photos, you’ll be grateful you made the investment in documenting this special time in your life.

If you’re considering a maternity photo session but are feeling unsure about how you look, don’t let that hold you back. With the right photographer, professional hair and makeup, beautiful maternity gowns, and a focus on capturing the love and excitement of this special time, a maternity session can be an incredibly empowering and beautiful experience. A maternity photoshoot with a pregnancy photographer is a unique experience that you’ll remember for years to come.. It’s an investment in yourself and your family, and a chance to celebrate and document this unique time in your life. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to celebrate your pregnancy and create beautiful memories that will last a lifetime.

Maternity Sessions are worth it, because YOU are worth it!

Read our blog post- When to Take Maternity Photos

If you live in the Northern Virginia Area ( Loudoun County, Fairfax County, Tyson's Corner, Great Falls, Falls Church, Fairfax, Arlington, Alexandria, Landsdowne, Sterling, Leesburg, Herndon, Reston, McLean, Dulles, Ashburn, DC, or Southern Maryland) and are looking for a luxury photo experience contact Imprinted Photography below. 
 We will make sure that you receive a stress-free session beautiful art, so you can remember these moments forever.

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