Post # 1
How many weeks were you when you got your maternity photos taken? Want to share a photo? I know every pregnancy is different but it would be nice to get an idea. I am looking at 21-24 weeks, if it’s possible because I would love to use the photographer I had for my wedding. Only problem is that she’s in my hometown, on the other side of the country. I’ll be there for Christmas so I’d like to try then if I can!
Post # 3
Maternity photos? Is that a new thing? Professional photos while pregnant?
News to me.
Post # 4
@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
@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 # 6
@FauxPas2012: People around me have them all the time.
Post # 7
@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
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
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
- 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
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
@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
@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
Having mine done at almost 33 weeks!
Post # 15
@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
35 weeks… I would have preferred to take them around 32 but it just didn’t work out that way!