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Alicea is a Professional Photographer specializing in newborn, baby and maternity portraiture out of Minneapolis, MN. She lives in Maple Grove with her husband, son and rescue pup, Masha. Her hobbies include reading, photography, gardening, trivia games and on occasion jamming to 90's rock and hip-hop; mostly while cleaning the house.
Why You’ll Never Regret Having Maternity Photos
Posted: November 18, 2023

I promise you. You’ll never regret having maternity photos taken. If you asked me today to show you a picture of me when I was pregnant with my son, I honestly couldn’t tell you where to find one. Nope. Not even one photo.

I know I took some selfies while my belly was growing over those 9 months. Someone took photos of me at my baby shower. There’s a photo of my husband and me right before we left for the hospital. But I don’t know where they are.

They might be on a random hard drive somewhere or maybe on an old blog website that probably no longer exists. I do know for sure none of them were ever printed.

This makes me sad. My one and only pregnancy was never photographed. Not having professional maternity photos taken is my biggest regret.

Before our wedding, we had engagement photos taken. There’s one on my living room fireplace mantel and the guest book at our wedding was filled with photos from that day. That book also sits on a shelf in my living room.

Of course, we had wedding photos! Lots of wedding photos! We have a whole album of photos from our wedding photographer plus heaps of candids taken by wedding guests and family members who were there to celebrate the big day with us. I love these photos and look back at them often.

But after getting pregnant, which took a while after we were married, maternity photos never really registered with me. I knew I wanted baby photos and family photos taken after he was born. But maternity photos never entered my radar.

This was 15 years ago, just to be clear. I don’t even remember if maternity photos were a thing back then. They may have been as the newborn photo craze had just started around then. I remember this time well because soon after my son was born, my love and passion for baby photography began.

I hope as you’re reading this, you’ll do yourself a great big favor and book a maternity session with a photographer. It doesn’t have to be with me; it can be with anyone. Please do it; today. It’s never too early or too late (unless you’ve had the baby) to book a maternity session. I promise you, it’s worth the investment.

If I could go back in time and have these photos taken, I’d pay just about anything (enter my heavy sigh here).

But, this is why I do what I do! And I’m so glad this mama-to-be came to see me for her maternity photos at my studio. She loved my classic, clean, and simple style of maternity photography, which paired well with her simple strapless white maternity gown and classic black bra/white button-down shirt that showed off her beautiful baby belly.

I just know she’ll never regret having maternity photos taken and she’ll treasure them forever.

If you want to book your own maternity session, please reach out to me today! It’s best to book your session around the time you’ll be about 28-32 weeks along. I can’t wait to hear from you!

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