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When Is The Best Time To Get Maternity Photos?

It’s the most common question I get asked when it comes to booking maternity photos. “When is the best time to get maternity photos?”

So often in fact, that I thought I would write a blog post on it, so that it can help you out with booking a maternity photographer.

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So, you’re finally pregnant. If you’re anything like me, you want to be super organised when it comes to planning things for your baby and booking maternity photos is one thing on your list! But when should you get them?

I usually recommend my Mums-To-Be that between 30-34 weeks is a great time. Your growing bump is usually a good size now that it photographs well and you haven’t reached the really uncomfortable final stage yet. You also run less of a risk that if you go into labour early, you will miss out on maternity photos altogether.

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This timeframe is obviously just a guide. Your appointments with your midwife will be more regular by then, and they might be able to advise you if they think you need to get them done sooner (For example, if you are expecting twins).

So when should you book in?

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The sooner you book in the better. Not only does this ensure I have availability, but allows you to include the cost into your budget. Having a baby can be an expensive time, so the more you can plan the better.

I’d love to book now!

Speaking of planning, you’ll probably also be thinking about what to pack in your hospital bag. That’s a whole blog post in itself! But to help you get started, I have created a ‘Hospital Bag Checklist’ to help you get started, which includes a bonus ‘Questions to ask your midwife’ section.

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You can download the checklist here.

I hope this helps you with the best time to get maternity photos, and if you’re local to Cairns, I’d love to see you in the studio!

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meet the photographer lizzy

I’m a Family Photographer based in Far North Queensland, for the Mum who cherishes the everyday moments and wants to be shown, in photos, how much her family adore her. 

I specialise in maternity, newborn, baby and family photography.  My all white, home studio is located in Trinity Park, where I focus on natural, timeless family portraits. 

It is easily accessible from Cairns, Port Douglas, the Atherton Tablelands and of course, Cairns’ beautiful Northern Beaches. 

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