How Do You Find A Maternity Photographer

You are pregnant! Congratulations! This is the best time of your life and what better way to document it if not with a maternity photoshoot. You are probably asking yourselves: how do you find a maternity photographer? There are many things to consider when choosing a maternity or pregnancy photographer. But, I’m going to list few of them to get you to a place where you can either narrow down your search or decide from your already narrowed list.

Start Early

Start your search early. The best time to take a maternity photograph is between 30 to 35 weeks of pregnancy. By starting early, you can diligently search and book a maternity photographer that best fit your styles and budget. Additionally, you will be able to lock-in your date with the photographer of your choice instead of having to book another photographer because your preferred photographer is not available. Booking earlier will also give you the opportunity to get to know your maternity photographer and ask questions to reduce your concerns or possible anxiety.


It is important that during your search, you should search for a photographer who is specialize in maternity and newborn photography. A maternity photographer understands how to pose and knows which angle is more flattery to a pregnant woman. In addition, a maternity photographer can advise you on the dresses and fabrics for the photoshoot. Furthermore, another factor to consider is if the photographer also specializes in newborn photographer. Are you planning on booking a newborn photograph for your baby upon birth? If yes, then it is important to consider if you want to book the same photographer for both the maternity and the newborn. There are multiple benefits in booking the same photographer for both maternity and newborn photograph – such as opportunity for discount, familiarity with the photographer, etc.


In addition to the specialties, another important factor to consider when choosing a maternity or pregnancy photographer is style. Do you prefer artistic photograph, or nude, classic, romantic, or colorful photograph? The best way to find out what your preferences are is by accessing your personality and personal style. How do you envision your maternity photograph?

Services provided and pricing

After you have narrowed down your list of photographers, the next step is to consider the services and prices the photographers offer. This is the time to ask questions and express your concerns to the photographers. What type of services do the photographer offer? Is print included? Ask the photographer to give you a detail breakdown of the packages she offers. Are album or wall art included in the price or are they extra charges? Is professional makeup and hair styling included in the price or extra? It is important to understand what you are paying off in order to avoid surprises. You want to relax on the date of the photo shoot and not have to worry about what you are paying for.

So, how do you find a maternity photographer? By starting your search early, narrowing your search by specialty and style, and asking the photographers to provide you details of their services and price packages.

At TjakPhotos, we specialize in fine art and glamorous maternity photograph. We offer prints, albums and wall art. Our goal is to bring out your beauty through your pregnancy photoshoot. We provide professional makeup and maternity dresses and fabric so you don’t have to worry. Your job is to relax and have fun.

We are conveniently located in Laurel, Maryland in Howard County. We are few minutes away from the Historic Savage Mill and conveniently close to Ellicott City, Baltimore, Columbia Maryland. Contact us today for booking. We look forward to meeting you and your family.