Seattle Maternity Photographer

Outdoor & Studio Maternity Photography in Seattle, WA

by Courtney Wilde

Oh, pregnancy.

You are so many things. Hard, exciting, uncomfortable, MAGICAL. 

This short yet miraculous time deserves to be captured. YOU deserve to really feel beautiful in this changing body of yours.

Whether it be in a minimalist studio where all of the focus is on that beautiful bump, or outdoors in a beautiful natural setting, documenting this time in your life is invaluable.


Seattle Maternity Photography Session Info

When is the best time to take Maternity Photos?

The best time to do your maternity photo shoot is roughly between 28-33 weeks. This way we are working with a big baby bump, but you aren’t as uncomfortable as the last month usually is. I recommend booking 3-6 months before your due date to ensure that you have a spot on my calendar. However if you are past that time frame, still feel free to reach out because I can sometimes squeeze in last minute sessions.

What Should I wear for my Maternity Photo Shoot?

I always recommend neutral, long, and flowy dresses with minimal patterns for my maternity sessions. These types of dresses look flattering on any body type. The more the dress can gather & drape, the more dreamy the photos will turn out! Outfits play a HUGE part in the overall look of the portrait, which is why I have curated a client wardrobe that every client is free to choose from in preparation to their maternity photo shoot! 

Studio Maternity Photo Shoot vs Outdoor Maternity Photo Shoot

There is a reason I offer both! Both studio and outdoor maternity photography are stunning in their own ways. If you are planning on printing your photos to hang up, consider what colors would go best with the rest of your room. Also consider if you are drawn more towards minimal & modern photos or outdoorsy portraits. We are lucky enough to live in one of the most beautiful places in the country! I have a few tried and true locations in the Greater Seattle and Bellevue areas that leave me with stunning photos every time. I also love the simplicity of studio photography, and the flexibility that it gives when accounting for weather & time of day. It is really up to you and what you are dreaming for your maternity photos, but those are my thoughts! If you are still undecided, I am happy to chat with you more about what is best for you.

Seattle Maternity Photography Prices

Pricing is broken down into a session fee + a minimum $150 toward a digital package, seperate from the session fee.

The session fee includes: 

Access to my hand-picked client wardrobe (includes options for dad, mom, and children up to size 8), pre-photo shoot assistance including a thorough guide that has all of my tips and tricks for a successful newborn photo shoot in it,  the time of the session, and hours of post-processing to perfect the portraits. 


For complete pricing and session information, contact me by filling out my CONTACT FORM or by emailing me at


**ALL Newborn Photography packages include a complimentary 10 minute mini maternity photo shoot in my studio in West Seattle

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