As a woman who felt the pains of fertility challenges for over 9 years, there is nothing more precious to me than pregnancy and birth. I am now a mother of 2 and my photography is a way for me to share my love of babies and children, while focusing on connection with my clients.


Having maternity photos done is such a great investment! This time will fly by so quickly and having these memories will be something you and your little one will cherish. I often flip through the album I made while pregnant and remember this time in my own life. It was so incredible to feel my baby growing inside me and looking back at images brings back those precious memories!


So, here is everything you need to know about maternity photography sessions with Holly Sykes Photography!


When is the best time to do my maternity photo session?

Most women do their photos in week 32-36

Every woman is different! Every body is different! Picking the best time frame for photos can be tricky. You want to be showing enough to look pregnant in the photos, but you don't want to wait so long that you begin to feel uncomfortable or start to swell. For me, the best time was definitely in my second trimester, as i was showing early, am of small frame and build and got a bit puffy in the last few months of pregnancy. For other women, right up to 39 weeks can work! Know your body and make a decision as to what is going to work best for you. Most women do their photos in week 32-36.


What should I wear?

Wear something that accentuates your bump (of course!)!

This goes without saying, but occasionally I have someone show up for their session in layers or something so loose that we have a hard time seeing their bump! This is the time to wear something fitted and stretchy and show off your belly! Solid colours are best.


How Much Does it Cost?

Maternity sessions are $450 and they includes a 1 hour session and 20 digitals of your choice. Upgrade options are available. I occasionally offer mini sessions during the warm months. Please reach out to inquire. Discounts are also offered if you book your newborn session with me!


Who should participate in the session?

Include your immediate family!

These are your last few months before a new family member arrives. Use your photo session to remember your family as it is today and capture all the excitement that goes along with it.


Where should the maternity session take place?

Pick a location that speaks to you and your style!

We have the option of the indoor lifestyle studio or the beautiful outdoors. I shoot outdoors May to October!


Interested in booking your maternity photo session? Do not hesitate to email me with any questions!


Holly xxoo

Calgary Newborn Photography Studio - Holly Sykes Photography

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