I could not have asked for a better model for this wintery maternity session! Spokane had a beautiful dusting of snow one night, and so we had to take advantage of it before it melted (which was the day next…of course...). I was honored to be able to photograph her previous pregnancy, and even more so with this one! Amanda is my first repeat maternity client, and that makes me so incredible happy, and humbled. So excited to see her beautiful family grow!
The best time to schedule your maternity session is in your second trimester, and I recommend doing the session between 28-36 weeks, depending on how you feel and how much of a bump you have. If you are also interested in investing in a newborn portrait session, that is scheduled at the same time as your maternity session: I save your EDD (expected due date) in my calendar, and you get ahold of me within 48 hours of baby being born so we can plan on a session within the first 2 weeks of life, to ensure a sleepy, flexible new baby.
Natalie Bee is a Spokane, Washington-based Birth Doula and Photographer, a mother of four willings, and a PNW native.