Here are some ideas for  must have maternity / newborn photos. When preparing for your upcoming arrival, you may not be thinking in terms of getting your beautiful belly photographed, or the need to book newborn photos so far in advance. At the moment in your life, you are currently trying to get sleep, function during the day, and get ready for you baby to arrive.  I get so many last minute requests for maternity and newborn photos, especially from first time moms.  They don’t realize until last minute that they will want someone there right after the baby is born (or during) to capture that fleeting moment! Newborns start looking like babies just a few weeks after birth! They loose that newborn look they are born with, and if you blink, it’s gone!

Rachel Kopczyk from Life Love Shopping, part of the Daily Buzz, featured my work on a segment called “Must have baby and maternity pics“.  She approached me after seeing one of my maternity photographs go viral on Facebook.


The images I recommended were classic photographs that I believe are “must haves”. I had so many to choose from,  but these were some good examples for everyone 🙂   Keep in mind there are SO many other types of shots that you can get. Some of you are first time moms, some don’t have pets. These are all ideas to get you started.


Don’t forget to book your photographer EARLY! Newborn photographers tend to book up months in advance.  If you plan on getting belly photos, book those to be shot around your 8 month mark. Going for  a belly to baby shoot is SO much fun and something to look back on as such a fleeting time.




Pregnant Mom with her children

St. Louis Maternity Photographer

St. Louis Wildwood chesterfield newborn photography

Pregnant mom with her family

Must have maternity photo

Pregnant mom:

must have maternity photo

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Mom and newborn

St. Louis newborn photographer. Must have newborn photo

St. Louis newborn photographer

Newborn baby and entire family, including the family pet

St. Louis newborn photographer

St. Louis newborn photography

Newborn Photo

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