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7 Reasons Not To Skip the Maternity Session | Nova Maternity Photographer

Nova Maternity Photographer

As a Nova Maternity Photographer, I’m always asked if the maternity session is worth it. I know it can seem like there are plenty of reasons to opt out, but as a mom who has been around this block twice, the images from my own maternity sessions are some I cherish the most. Here are seven of my favorite reasons to consider adding a maternity session to your baby’s photography package.

Document “How We Were”

These maternity sessions are a beautiful way to capture the “last photos” of you and your partner as a couple. No longer are you a family of two, and your lives will be forever changed once the baby arrives. We love helping you preserve this time in a special way.

Document Your Growing Family

If you don’t fall into the category above anymore because that ship has already sailed, it is also a great way to capture images of your growing family. Whether you have one or a few, this is still no less special a time than the first. Plus, little ones love how special it feels to be included in these portraits, too! A NOVA maternity session is the perfect way to document the joy and excitement of adding a new family member.

Revisiting The Past

Our kids love flipping through our family albums, and you know the questions that come with curious toddlers. We have loved every moment of revisiting my pregnancy with them, and our images mean so much to all of us. One day, your baby can look back at these photos of your family during the excitement of the pregnancy!

With Us, You Have Options

As a DC & Northern Virginia maternity photographer I offer two options for maternity sessions: a full session at a location of your choice or a petite in-studio session. Both are excellent options and allow you to choose the session that fits your schedule and budget! As a Nova maternity photographer, we firmly believe this season (and you) deserves documenting.

Did We Mention The Pampering

No, we aren’t talking about diapers quite yet. Scheduling a DC or Nova maternity session for yourself is also self-care. It’s a perfect excuse to pamper yourself and get dressed up for a date after your session!

Exist In Your Family Photos

You will never regret the photos you take, but you will likely regret the ones you DIDN’T take. This is such an incredibly special time for your growing family, and we have options to ensure everyone gets the chance to preserve these memories.

Yes, Mama, You Really Did That

Not everyone feels their best pregnant, but it is miraculous to look back at what our bodies can do and to be able to celebrate that. There’s an incredible amount of anticipation and excitement around this time, and we love celebrating you in the process. You may be surprised with how beautiful you feel when you look back one year (or ten years later). We promise you won’t regret it!

7 Reasons Not To Skip the Maternity Session | Nova Maternity Photographer

Did you enjoy reading about our seven reasons not to skip the maternity session with Nova maternity photographer? Are you hoping to see more posts like it from a DC Newborn Photographer? You can find more newborn photography blog posts here, here, and here. If you are looking for studio maternity photos or lifestyle newborn photography in your home, you can find those here and here!

Ever wondered what a newborn photographer recommends you pack for your newborn session? Find my packing list over on this blog post. If you are looking for more tips and tricks, you can find my Must Have Newborn Items From A Newborn Photographer here or Breastfeeding Must Haves From A Twin Mom Here. 

Looking for nursery inspiration as you decorate for your new little love? You can see our Gender Neutral Twin Nursery Here and our Gender Neutral Safari Theme Nursery here.

Please contact me if you’re looking for an in-studio lifestyle newborn photography session, an in-home lifestyle newborn photography session, a studio maternity session, or a milestone session with your baby and loved ones. I would love to work with you!

You can also visit my portfolio here or follow me on Instagram for updates on availability and upcoming events. Santa sessions take place each fall in the studio, and all families are welcome to join the waitlist!  You can also visit my portfolio here or follow me on Instagram for updates on availability and upcoming events. Additionally, head over to my Pinterest for ideas and inspiration for our session together. Thank you again for reading Our Cant Live Without Baby Items.

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