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Maryland Maternity Photographer

Samantha D.

Capture Your Beautiful Pregnancy Moments with our Maternity Photoshoots

Why Maternity Photoshoots Matter

Embrace Your Unique Journey with Maternity Photos

To help make your maternity photoshoot a truly memorable experience, we recommend considering professional makeup and hair services. These can significantly boost your confidence, making you feel as radiant and beautiful as you truly are. We have a list of highly recommended professionals who have consistently delivered exceptional services to our clients, and we'll be more than happy to share their details with you.

Maryland Maternity Photographer

Meet  Samantha

Embrace the journey of motherhood with our specialized maternity photoshoot services. We understand that preparing for motherhood can be a complex mix of emotions - exhilarating, yet overwhelming. As your body transforms to nurture a new life, you're blossoming into an even more extraordinary version of yourself. This precious period of your life is unique and deserves to be cherished forever.

“Samantha was open minded, creative, kind, and flexible.

Her work is well-worth the investment. I would work with her again!”

- Shaunika G. 

How to book

Discovery Call

After completing an inquiry request, we’ll have a call to discuss your session, your needs and determine the products best for you. I'll walk you through each set and hold your hand along the way. 

Enjoy The Experience

Let’s Shoot! During your session, we’ll have some laughs to ease the day and I’ll provide posing + confidence tips to make the most of your session! 

Gallery Reveal

Soon after your session, we will have a meeting (either in person or virtual) to view the images from your session. We'll work together to select the images you love and order the products which are best for you and your home.

testimonial time

The best recommendations are from word of mouth. If you enjoyed your session with me, leave a testimonial here. It sincerely means the world to me!

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When to do maternity photos 

Choosing the Perfect Time for Your Maternity Photos

The ideal time for your maternity photoshoot generally falls between the 28th and 34th week of your pregnancy, when your belly has a nice round shape, yet you're likely still comfortable for posing. However, every pregnancy is unique, and the best timing ultimately depends on when you feel at your best. It's recommended to book your photoshoot in advance for planning purposes, allowing for discussion on preferences, outfits, and arranging for professional makeup and hair services if desired. Your comfort and wellbeing are our priority, and we're here to guide you every step of the way for a memorable photoshoot experience.

Preparing for Your Maternity Photoshoot:

 What to Wear and More

Professional Makeup and Hair: 

We highly recommend opting for professional makeup and hair services. They add a touch of elegance to your photos and can significantly enhance your confidence during the shoot.

Eating and Hydration: 

It's essential to eat before your session to maintain your energy levels. Also, bring along a snack and water to keep yourself hydrated and comfortable


Wear whatever makes you feel confident, comfortable, and beautiful. Whether it's a favorite dress or a comfortable ensemble, let us know the color and style prior to the session if possible. We can help to ensure it aligns with the planned aesthetic of the photoshoot.


Trust your photographer to guide you. With an emphasis on your beautiful baby bump, your curves, and the intimate connection you share with your much-anticipated baby, we ensure the poses make you look your best. After all, maternity photoshoots are special because they focus on you, your personality, your emotions, and the unique bond you share with your unborn baby.

Choosing the location for your best maternity photoshoot

 What to Wear and More

Choosing the perfect location for your maternity photoshoot can significantly enhance the aesthetics and mood of your photos. Whether you're considering an 'indoor classy maternity photoshoot' or an adventurous 'maternity outdoor photoshoot', the choice of location plays a key role.

We'll collaborate during our consultation to determine the style and location of the maternity shoot that you prefer, be it in studio, outdoors, or a combination of indoor and outdoor. If you already have a specific location in mind, feel free to share, and we'll incorporate it into our plan.

Types of Maternity Photoshoots We Offer

We pride ourselves on offering a wide variety of maternity photoshoot styles to cater to different personalities, aesthetics, and desires. Here are the types of maternity photoshoots we offer:

Maternity Family Photoshoot:

We capture the anticipation and joy of the entire family as you prepare to welcome a new member.

Sexy Maternity Pictures:

Show off your baby bump with confidence and grace in a tastefully styled, sexy maternity photoshoot.

Black Maternity

We highlight the beauty of black motherhood, emphasizing the strength and grace of expectant black mothers.

Butterfly Maternity Shoot

Add a touch of whimsy to your photoshoot with a butterfly theme, symbolizing transformation and new beginnings.

Goddess Maternity Shoot

Embrace your inner goddess with a maternity shoot that combines empowerment and elegance.

Elegant Maternity Shoot:

With a focus on sophisticated and classy settings, we help you feel glamorous and gorgeous during your pregnancy.

Indoor Classy Maternity Photoshoot

Enjoy a cozy, intimate photoshoot in an indoor setting that allows for a controlled environment and elegant aesthetic.

Spring Maternity Photoshoot 

Capture the beauty of motherhood against the backdrop of blooming flowers and warm sunlight of spring.

Maternity Outdoor Photoshoot

Take advantage of nature's beauty or the urban charm of the city for a vibrant, dynamic photoshoot.

Black and White Maternity Shoot:

Opt for a timeless, classic black and white photoshoot to capture the raw emotions and bonds of your growing family.

Nature Maternity Photoshoot:

Embrace the tranquility of the outdoors with a photoshoot set in natural surroundings, highlighting your connection with nature.

A maternity photoshoot is more than just a collection of images; it's a celebration of the beauty of motherhood, a testament to your strength, and a keepsake of the bond you've nurtured with your baby even before their arrival. Let's create these beautiful memories together.

We proudly provide our maternity photography services to

Washington DC



and Annapolis.

Northern Virginia

Maternity photoshoot price 

High quality services

✔ Pre-Session Consultation
✔ 1 hour session
✔ 1 outfit, 1 location
✔ digital gallery of images

Our maternity sessions are priced to provide a comprehensive, memorable, and high-quality service for our clients. Here's a breakdown of our pricing structure:

Session Fee: Packages start at $475. A 50% retainer fee is required to reserve your date and time. This covers the time and talent of the photographer, as well as the pre-shoot consultation to discuss your vision, preferences, and details of the shoot.

Art Products, Prints, and Digital Images: Please note that all prints, art products, and digital images are not included in your session fee and are sold separately. This allows you to customize your order to fit your needs and preferences.

Overall Cost: On average, clients tend to invest between $X and X in their maternity portrait experience. This includes the session fee, prints, digital images, and art products.

Please note that our goal is to provide a personalized and unforgettable experience that results in beautiful, high-quality portraits you will cherish forever. We look forward to creating stunning maternity portraits that celebrate this special time in your life.

“You definitely embodied my vision

and I appreciate your time AND your patience with my son and furbaby.”

- Ebony

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What are some Black family maternity photo ideas?

Celebrating the beauty of black love and family during this special time can be incredibly meaningful. Here are some ideas to inspire your black family maternity photoshoot:

Classic Black and White: Opt for a classic black and white photoshoot. This timeless style highlights emotions, expressions, and relationships, and it works particularly well for capturing the beauty and texture of black skin.

Cultural Pride: Incorporate elements of your heritage and culture into your shoot. This could be through clothing, props, or even symbolic gestures and poses.

Outdoor Natural Setting: An outdoor photoshoot, especially during golden hour, can highlight the natural glow of your skin. Use the sun's natural light to accentuate the beauty of your family and the joy of the moment.

Monochromatic Outfits: Dress your family in similar hues or matching outfits. This creates a cohesive and striking aesthetic that emphasizes the unity of your family.

Goddess Maternity Photoshoot: Consider a 'goddess maternity photoshoot'. This empowering theme often incorporates elements like flowing dresses and natural settings to create an image of strength and serenity.

Intimate Home Shoot: Consider an intimate shoot at your home, where you can capture candid moments of your daily life as you prepare to welcome the new member of your family. This type of shoot can offer genuine and heartwarming moments.

Remember, your maternity photoshoot should reflect your family's unique story and personality. Feel free to share your ideas and preferences, and we'll work together to create a photoshoot that you'll cherish for years to come.

Can my partner or other children be included in the maternity photoshoot?

Absolutely! We believe that pregnancy is a journey not just for the mother, but for the entire family. We encourage partners and siblings to join in the photoshoot, making it a true 'maternity family photoshoot'. It’s always beautiful to capture the joy of a 'couple maternity photoshoot' or the excitement of soon-to-be siblings. This allows us to capture the family bonds and shared anticipation of your new arrival. It's all about celebrating this special time together as a family.

What hair styles for maternity shoot are good?

Choosing the right hairstyle for your maternity photoshoot is an important part of preparing for this special occasion. The best hairstyle for you will depend on your personal style, comfort, the outfit you plan to wear, and the overall mood you want to convey in your photos. Here are some ideas:

Natural and Loose: Leaving your hair down and natural can create a soft, relaxed look. This style often works well for both indoor and outdoor shoots, and it can complement a variety of outfits.

Braids or Twists: Braids and twists are not just beautiful, they're also a great way to celebrate cultural heritage. They can add texture and interest to your photos.

Elegant Updo: An elegant updo can create a polished, sophisticated look. This can be a good choice if you're planning to wear a dress with intricate details or an open neckline.

Half Up, Half Down: This versatile hairstyle works well with most outfits and settings. It can keep hair out of your face while still allowing some movement.

Accessorize: Adding a floral crown, a headband, or a scarf can add a pop of color and interest to your look. This can be especially effective for outdoor shoots or to add a touch of whimsy.

Remember, the goal is to feel comfortable and beautiful during your maternity shoot. It's always a good idea to do a trial run of your hairstyle before the day of your photoshoot to ensure you're happy with how it looks.

Will you guide me with beautiful maternity poses?

Through our maternity photoshoots, we aim to emphasize your beautiful baby bump, your curves, and the palpable bond you share with your baby. Trust us to guide you through maternity poses that are comfortable, flattering, and that make you feel confident. Our goal is not just to take photos, but to narrate a visual story of this unique phase of your life.

Best Locations for Maternity Photoshoots in Maryland, Washington DC, and Surrounding Areas

Some location ideas for both indoor and outdoor photoshoots include:

Indoor Locations:

Your Home: For a cozy and intimate shoot, there's no place like home. Your home is a wonderful setting that provides comfort and personal connection.

Our Studio: Our professional studio offers a controlled environment that's perfect for a classy maternity photoshoot. We can customize the setting, lighting, and backdrop according to your preference.

Outdoor Locations:

The National Mall, Washington DC: The iconic historical buildings and monuments serve as a majestic backdrop for your photoshoot. The cherry blossom season in particular, offers a breathtakingly beautiful setting.

Brookside Gardens, Maryland: This 50-acre garden offers a variety of natural settings, from woodlands, to formal gardens. Its lush environment is perfect for a nature maternity photoshoot.

Rock Creek Park, Washington DC: With its picturesque landscapes, Rock Creek Park offers a serene setting that's perfect for capturing the beauty of motherhood.

Chesapeake & Ohio Canal National Historical Park, Maryland: For a unique blend of nature and history, this park provides diverse scenic views along the old canal.

Remember, the location should resonate with your personal style and comfort. We're here to provide recommendations and help you select the best spot that reflects your vision for this special photoshoot.

Ready to Celebrate Your Pregnancy Journey?

Schedule your personalized maternity photoshoot with us today! We can't wait to help you create memories that will last a lifetime.