When did you take your maternity photos?

posted 3 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 3
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3373 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: January 2000

Maternity photos? Is that a new thing? Professional photos while pregnant?

News to me.

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

@NewfieBullet: I’m almost 28 weeks and I still haven’t had any professional maternity photos taken. I think if I decide to get them I will wait until closer to Christmas.

@FauxPas2012:  Have you seriously never heard of maternity photos or are you being sarcastic?! Just wondering since they’re kinda all over the internet lol.

Post # 5
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

@NewfieBullet:  I think a lot of people do them around 32 weeks, it all depends how much you’re showing! If you want to go now and you’re comfortable with everything, go for it! I’m due May 21 and we’re planning on doing our photos beginning of or mid April In combination with a first anniversary shoot.

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

@NewfieBullet:  I’m 30 weeks and we are planning to do ours the last weekend in Nov, so I’ll be 34 weeks at that point.  My husband works swing shift, so we’re really limited with the weekends he’s available.  We had the opportunity to have them done this weekend, but I chose to wait because I still don’t feel like I’m very big for 30 weeks, but I’m definitely not complaining!  I think if you’re comfortable having them done between 21-24 weeks, then go for it!  If you’re finding out the gender, it would be cute to incorporate a gender reveal into them as well.

Post # 8
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

We just did ours at 36w+4d. Our photographer recommended to us around the 34-38 week range to get a good belly in there. 🙂 We haven’t got our pics back yet, but when we do I’ll gladly post. I had a bump at the 21-24 week mark, but nothing like we have now 🙂 If you can, I’d hold off so you can really show off your baby bump!

Post # 9
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1474 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

We did ours a day shy of 35 weeks, and I’m glad I waited. If I had gotten then around 20-24 weeks, I would have looked so tiny, but everyone carries differently so it depends what you want to prioritize – bump or photographer. Our photographer recommended 30-36 weeks so you get prime bump pics but to avoid the end-of-pregnancy swelling and puffiness. Here’s a shot from ours last weekend!

 

Post # 10
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2011 - Florida Aquarium

I’m 35 weeks, and we just did them this past weekend. I thought I could do them earlier because I thought I was showing… but I had no idea what showing was at 20 weeks! I’m super excited for the sneak peak coming soon!

Post # 11
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2016

I have heard they recommend them by 32-34 weeks so you don’t start swelling!

 

I just got mine done at 32 weeks!

 

 

 

 

Post # 12
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

@NewfieBullet:  We are taking ours when I am 32 weeks. It worked out because I will be in my hometown for Thanksgiving and my sister is a photographer so she is doing them for us. I think I still would have wanted them to be after 30 weeks. My bump wasn’t all that “bumped” at 21-24 weeks.

Post # 13
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

@NewfieBullet:  I’m having mine done this weekend and I’ll be 32+6 weeks. So one day shy of 33 weeks. I wanted to be big enough to show but not huge and uncomfortable.

Post # 14
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Buzzing Beekeeper

Having mine done at almost 33 weeks!

Post # 15
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: January 2000

@As_You_Wish:  Nope, not heard of them. But I hadn’t heard of “gender reveal” parties until I read about them on this website.

We don’t have freinds who had children, and even though we are old, that doens’t explain it. Babies are just not part of our world.

Post # 16
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

35 weeks… I would have preferred to take them around 32 but it just didn’t work out that way! 

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