My sister and her husband are preparing for their first child. I’m so excited for her and can’t wait til their little Everly Anne arrives! Maternity portraits are best taken between weeks 32-36. Much before 32 weeks and your baby bump isn’t prominent enough and after 36 weeks you begin to get uncomfortable. Let’s be honest, you don’t exactly exude confidence and happiness when you are an extra 30 lbs; however every soon to be mom radiates something much different. There is a tenderness and joy that every soon to be mother displays.
Alysse is almost 34 weeks in these portraits (Isn’t her bump the cutest thing ever)! We scheduled her maternity portraits at the beginning of April because it put us at the perfect time frame for maternity pictures and we were hoping we would have some greenery and warmer weather for outdoor pictures. The day we shot it was about 50 degrees with 50 mph wind gusts and sporadic rain showers. Midwest weather…if you can’t beat it, join it…so we did. We started the maternity session indoors in the nursery, added the dogs and then took the session outdoors. The results are absolutely beautiful! Check out the entire session here.