How to pick a location for your maternity pictures

Choosing the perfect spot for your session

With every session I shoot, I keep location in mind. I take the personalities of my subjects, what they like, and what their interests are… and use all of that information to come up with the best backdrop for their photos. Maternity sessions are intimate and personal. And while sometimes there are other children present, often times it is just the couple. When couples book a session, I will ask a few questions, that will guide us to choosing the perfect spot for your session.

Some considerations that I keep in mind:

  • Is the couple adventurous, or prefer to keep it close to home? Locations can be wild, or manicured. Far out, or in your backyard ( literally or figuratively!) There is no right or wrong. This is your session and your photographs. I can always choose what I think is best for you, but if you have a pull towards something, I always like to hear it, because being comfortable is the most important thing!
  • I gravitate and suggest locations that offer textural elements to add visual interest to your images. Fields of wildflowers, rocky beaches and water, waterfalls with creeks and stones. All of this I use to create an artful representation of your pregnancy experience!
  • Safety is number 1. While I love an adventurous location, if seasonal conditions, or any other factor gets in the way of safety, I will come up with an alternate plan.

What do you like to look for in a location for your maternity session? I’d love to know!


I wholeheartedly believe in the power of authentic documentation. Our stories and truths are not only a gift for ourselves, but also through the generations, becoming treasured keepsakes as proof of our place and time. My passion lies in storytelling that focuses on your present moments. Whether our adventures take us deep into the Hudson Valley, high in the Catskill Mountains, or within the comfort of your home, it is always about where you are meant to be and where you feel the most alive.