Minneapolis Maternity Photography

Timeless Maternity & Family Portrait Photography

 

Beautifully capturing the baby bump glow for expecting mamas in weeks 28-34 of pregnancy.

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Maternity & Family Photography in Minneapolis, MN

Show them how much they were loved before they were born

Expecting the arrival of your little one is a journey filled with anticipation, wonder, and an abundance of love. I specialize in capturing the beauty and radiance of this magical chapter in your life.

From your beautiful baby bump to the loving gaze between you and your partner, your maternity journey deserves to be cherished and remembered. With a blend of artistry and empathy, I create stunning portraits that celebrate the unique bond you share and the joyful anticipation of meeting your new baby.

My goal is to make you feel comfortable, empowered, and radiant throughout your session. Whether you prefer a serene outdoor setting or the cozy intimacy of my studio, I’ll work closely with you to ensure your vision comes to life.

So, if you’re ready to capture the essence of this magical time and create memories that will last a lifetime, reach out to schedule your maternity session with me today. We’ll capture this beautiful journey together and tell your story with grace and elegance.

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When should I schedule my maternity photography session?

 

The best time to capture the essence of your beautiful baby belly with maternity photos is between 28-34 weeks.

As an expert in Minneapolis Maternity Photography (and experiencing pregnancy for myself) I understand the importance of showcasing your natural glow before you get too uncomfortable.

It’s also not uncommon for babies to make their debut into the world a little sooner than expected. To make sure your maternity session goes off without a hitch, it’s best to schedule it before you’re 34 weeks along.

After your maternity session in that last month of your pregnancy, you can relax knowing your pregnancy photos are a check off the baby’s to-do list. You’ll now be able to focus on those last-minute details before the baby arrives.

Where can my maternity portraits be taken?

Your maternity portrait session can take place anywhere you want!

Outdoors at Sunset

How about a beautiful evening outdoor maternity session in a field of tall grasses and wildflowers against the warmth of the setting sun during the golden hour?

Outdoors in the Morning

If you’re a morning person, we can meet in the morning when the temps are a little cooler against the glow of the sunrise.

The Studio

My portrait photography studio is a perfect location for a private and intimate maternity session with your partner and family. We can even sneak outdoors to the “backyard” for a few photos in the tall grasses and trees.

In Your Home

Another option is to have a lifestyle maternity session at home! We can capture your joyful anticipation of your little bundle of joy in the nursery or any other room in your home.

 

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Can I bring my spouse, kids, and pets to my maternity photoshoot?

 

Absolutely! I know just how important this moment is for everyone anxiously awaiting the baby’s birth.

You can bring the entire family, including your beloved dog, or you can simply come alone.

The choice is entirely yours, as you decide who you want to capture this precious moment in your life.

I also encourage my expecting mamas to bring any sentimental items like ultrasound photos, newborn outfits, or cute baby shoes to add some variety.

 

 

 

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Frequently Asked Questions

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When is the best time to schdedule maternity photos?

The best time to schedule your maternity photos is between 30-34 weeks. Around that time you’ll have a nice-sized baby belly, but shouldn’t be too uncomfortable. Often times swelling kicks in in the last month of pregnancy, so it’s best to have your photos taken before 36 weeks.

What should I wear for my maternity photos?

Pinterest is a great resource for what-to-wear guides! This is a personal choice and preference, however, this is what I recommend: 

  • wear what’s comfortable – you’ll look and feel your best in clothing that fits well
  • dress for the weather and the season – avoid layers in the summer, but feel free to layer up for fall
  • solid colors and simple patterns like plaids and florals photograph the best
  • coordinate your outfits with 2-3 colors, but avoid matching outfits
  • avoid neon colors, logos, and anything with writing on it

You can always reach out as I’m happy to help when it comes to selecting outfits for your session!

Can I bring personal props to my maternity photo session?

Yes, absolutely! I encourage the use of props if they’re meaningful to you.

Ultrasound photos, baby shoes, knitted blankets, baby outfits, and books can personalize your maternity photos while capturing these sentimental items long after your baby has outgrown them.

How many outfits can I bring to my maternity photo session?

Most of my clients bring two different outfits to their maternity photo session with me. One outfit can be more dressy while the other can be more casual. Or, you can bring two different dresses for variety. This is especially useful when having both an indoor and outdoor photoshoot at the studio.

What if I deliver my baby before the scheduled maternity session date?

Unfortunately, we can’t go back in time, so it’s highly advised that you plan to schedule your session when you’re 30-34 weeks into your pregnancy. I have had a handful of mamas deliver their babies around 5-6 weeks early. In that case, the session fee can be transferred to another session.

Can my kids and pets come along for the photos?

Absolutely! Your spouse or partner, your children, and your family pets are welcome to your maternity photoshoot. As a mom and dog owner myself, I love working with kids and pets!