Maternity Photos in the Suburbs

I have known this beautiful mama-to-be since…oh…2013 or so. It was an absolute joy to be able to photograph her maternity session…at almost 8 months!! Over the years I have watched this young lady grow into a beautiful woman, always so outgoing, so charming and such a gentle spirit!

It goes without saying that this young lady possesses all the characteristics that make up great moms. She is kind, gentle hearted, smart and as lovely as a person as you can imagine. I cannot wait to meet her and her beau’s little one in just over a month & a half…what a lucky little one!

Thank you M & P (and C!!) for allowing me a glimpse into this happy time in your lives and allowing me the opportunity to take these maternity photos in the suburbs of Chicago. Enjoy the sneak peek, this time is fleeting so make sure you’re getting enough rest and kicking those feet up every chance you get!!

Maternity relationship photo

Doesn’t she just glow?! You’d never know that she’s rounding the corner through that last trimester.

Expectant moms in the Chicago area often inquire about what is the best time to be photographed for their maternity session? During a mom’s first pregnancy the time frame is a bit more forgiving vs during subsequent pregnancies…The most common recommendation by photographers is later in the 2nd trimester, the thought being that this is the time that mom-to-be is still glowing and just showing and not feeling that last trimester slow down that is all-too-common. Personally I feel that the perfect time for maternity photos is whenever…and while it may be a little more difficult to get around during the later stages of pregnancy it’s something that is easy to accommodate. So while *ideally* the rule of thumb is sometime during the 2nd trimester just when mom is showing…reality dictates that we take that advice with a grain of salt. The best time for maternity photos is when you feel up to it. Every pregnancy is different and some mamas struggle with morning sickness for a long time and others feel great throughout.

If you are looking to be photographed for maternity photos in the suburbs or in the city of Chicago (or lands beyond!) look no further than Marmalade Photography. We have been photographing families, newborns, soon-to-be-mamas and kids of all ages since 2005. Marmalade Photography believes that your images should be as individual to you as you are to your family. If you are looking for fine imagery created by a photographer that believes in the uniqueness of the human soul and spirit please give drop me a note or give me a call to set up a discovery phone call to see if we are the right fit! 815-603-8450

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