• Michelle Thompson

Why You Might Regret Not Having a Maternity Session | San Diego Maternity Photographer

If you're anything like I was during my pregnancy, you're on the fence about whether to have maternity pictures taken. They're a luxury item, and you're on a budget. Plus, well, why do what everyone else is doing?


Let me give you some food for thought that might help push you off the fence -

here are 4 reasons you might regret NOT having maternity photos taken:


1) Your body is accomplishing one of the most incredible feats known to humankind - and you have only cell phone shots to show for it.

Growing another human being and then giving birth to it - it's literally a miracle! And it's your body participating in this triumph of human biology. Your body - the one you've been walking around in all your life, that you've never thought of as anything beyond ordinary. Give this extraordinary undertaking the commemoration it deserves.



2) You'll look back and realize how beautiful you looked.

I know, I know. You feel huge, and your ankles might be grotesquely swollen, But there's just something uniquely pretty about a pregnant woman. The soft curves and lush fullness that herald new life - it's a way she looks at no other time in her existence.


3) You'll miss how close you and your husband/partner felt.

With kids comes interrupted sleep and complicated schedules. But that's not now - now you might be wrapped in the soft cocoon of just the two of you, sharing in the anticipation and wonder of the new baby you'll be welcoming. You've never felt so protected and supported. Don't let this beautiful gift slip away, unrecorded.


4) And lastly, you may not get another chance.

For those who want more children, it's a sobering thought. But it's my story. You can read it here.

All I have to say is... tell your stories before they're gone. It's an investment you'll never regret.



"Thank you so much for these pictures. You even got my non-picture taking husband to loosen up and enjoy himself - truly a gift!"

-a recent maternity client


P.S. The optimal time for a maternity session is between 30-36 weeks.

You can view my full maternity portfolio here.


Here's my guide to hidden and beautiful San Diego photo session sites.


Want your own story told? Go here to book, or drop me an email at michelle@lovemichellephotography.com.


Want maternity photos that are a bit different?

An in-home maternity session is warm, unique, and eye-catching. ❤️