Maternity sessions can be scheduled anytime after the first trimester and are photographed between weeks 32 – 36. These sessions highlight the beauty and anticipation surrounding baby’s arrival. We use many techniques to bring out the glow of each expecting momma while emphasizing that baby bump while making you look radiant!! We offer a wide variety of maternity gowns and skirts for your use during your maternity session!

All maternity sessions take place outdoors at the location of your choice.   Whether at a grassy field, woodsy park, sunset on beach or a location that is sentimental to you, the sky is the limit! We encourage you to bring items such as ultrasound pictures, special items from baby’s nursery, baby shoes, and up to two outfit changes for Mommy. Daddy, siblings and pets are encouraged to participate in this session too!

At Simply Newborn Photography we offer Pregnancy Announcement, Gender Reveal, as well as Maternity Sessions. They are all available to you depending on your portrait needs.



Pregnancy timeline

1-13 weeks – It is likely you won’t realize you’re pregnant for much of the 1st trimester! Once you find out you will be elated, scared and full spectrum of emotions.

We would love to help you spill the beans with one of our Pregnancy Announcement Mini Sessions!

13-27 Weeks -The beginning of your second trimester is the time to reach out to local photographers for quotes and book your Maternity and Newborn sessions to ensure that the photographer you choose has an opening for you!

Prior to doing your search, determine what your portrait needs will be.

  • What is your budget?
  • What do you want from your session, wall art, albums, files?
  • Will you want formal pregnancy announcement photos?
  • Will you hire a photographer to capture your gender reveal?
  • Will you include Dad, pets or siblings in the Maternity session?
  • Will you wear a gown or provide your own wardrobe?
  • Where and when will you want these taken?

28-36 Weeks– You’re in the home stretch! If you haven’t already done so, schedule and book your Maternity Portraits Session and secure a Newborn Photographer, ASAP. It is finally time to capture that beautiful belly during your Maternity Portraits Session.

A few tips…Get your hair and make-up done prior to your session, not only will you get some well deserved pampering you will look even more gorgeous on camera!   If you plan to have your nails done choose a neutral color or clear coat.

Don’t forget, if you plan to wear a maternity gown please bring along or wear nude or white undergarments. We have many gowns available for you to borrow! Here is a small sampling of the dresses we have to offer our clients.


We encourage you to bring items such as ultrasound pictures, special items from baby’s nursery, onsies, baby shoes, and up to two outfit changes for Mommy. Daddy and siblings are encouraged to participate in this session as well!

Need help deciding on a location, we are happy to assist.  Check out our Location Ideas Page!

Check out our Portrait Session Pricing here.

Want to see more of our work? Click here to view our latest client galleries!

Click here to schedule your Maternity Session!