Most people will tell you to have your maternity photos taken at your 8-month mark. We disagree. Every pregnancy is different, and every woman is different. We feel it is important that you love how you look during this time. I remember feeling miserable and uncomfortable at 8 months pregnant, and would avoid the camera at all costs. Whether you’re in love with your bump at 5 months or 9 months, it’s important for you to feel comfortable and happy during your maternity session. We love to use props like baby shoes, an ultrasound photo, or a children’s book during these shoots. These props are a great touch in both maternity and newborn photos, and we can incorporate them into both photography sessions for a more personal touch.