A maternity session involves the professional photography of a mother, her spouse, and of course, the baby bump. There is a great deal that goes into perfecting a maternity scene, both on and off camera. The critical consensus amongst maternity photographers is that shooting is best when the mother is between 32-36 weeks.

maternity what do they entaleOff camera, setting the picture stage requires an experienced set designer and decorator who understands what aesthetic the client wants to show off in their collection. The location and time of arrival must be set in advance, so as to capture the exact lighting, emotion, and feeling desired by the client. Moreover, the right wardrobe and accessory choice for the mother is imperative, incorporating flower crowns, beads, minimalist jewelry, and other items which show off the elegance and joy of pregnancy.

On camera, the photographer will work with the client’s body type and features to strike the right pose, both alone and in communion with their partner. Direction is key here, and the right photographer will also know how to execute her shots with key creative direction.

Still wondering about what it would be like to be a part of a maternity session? Interested in taking a closer look at the on-the-ground experience? At Ramina Magid Photography I want to diffuse any skeptics who are hesitant about the process by offering a free and uninhibited ‘try-out’ of the studio, shooting locations, and best of all, our high-end wardrobes and accessories. Ramina Magid Photography also shoots everything on location in Malibu Beach or in Santa Monica.

I try and bring all the best elements together – the resplendent context of location, the refined expertise of high-end maternity designers, and the latest photography technology and techniques.