Bailey Jack Photography

When Should You Schedule Your Maternity and Newborn Sessions?

Your Expecting! Congratulations!! Among all the other things, you might be starting to wonder when is the right time to schedule your maternity and newborn session?

Maternity Session

The most ideal time to schedule your maternity session is between 28-32 weeks. As an experienced motherhood photographer and mother myself, I recommend this time frame because you will be feeling cute and pregnant and not too uncomfortable at this point, but its late enough in the pregnancy that you will actually have a bump to show off! (Looking at you first time moms!)

That being said, it truly is never too late to schedule maternity photos (unless you’re in labor of course!)

Newborn Session

I like to schedule my newborn sessions from Weeks 1-3. Babies are sweet, sleepy, and most cooperative during this time frame, BUT I have taken newborn sessions as late as 8 – 10 weeks and they have still been precious! So when thinking about your newborn session just think about the type of photos you want! If you’re looking for more sleepy, first days with a newborn look – schedule in that earlier window. If you’re okay with more of a lifestyle newborn session then later is totally okay!

I know there is so much information out there on the internet so I hope this helps you out as you start to plan your sessions!

Looking for an Austin Newborn Photographer ? Fill out my contact form and I would LOVE to chat with you and hear all about your family and vision for your photos! I offer both single sessions and a baby bundle to cover all the big moments in the first year!





When Should You Schedule Your Maternity and Newborn Sessions?

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