Maternity Photographer Chicagoland

Here I am, catching up on blogging, and getting inspiration for the many upcoming maternity sessions I have booked. Now, I am reminded of all the many gorgeous Moms-to-be that I get to photograph! I know recently someone searched “Maternity photographer Chicagoland” and found me, so I am writing a blog about being a maternity photographer in the Chicagoland area. There are so many talented photographers in my area, and I am so blessed and lucky when someone chooses me to capture these memories.

Steps for a successful maternity photo shoot

Now, there are several things that have to align to have a successful maternity session. First, you need a pregnant Mom. But, this Mom can’t be too pregnant. Usually, I photograph maternity sessions around 28-36 weeks gestation. I choose this time, so that you can see the baby bump, but Mom is still comfortable during this time frame. Once you get past the 36 week mark, Mom gets more uncomfortable (and sometimes, babies are born at that 36 week mark). We would hate to book a maternity session and miss out because baby came too early! Second, you need a perfect location set up. Every season lends for gorgeous outdoor maternity photos, but the weather needs to work. A rainy day, or several rainy days before a session creates a mess. Sometimes, it’s too hot, and Mom and Dad are sweating and uncomfortable. Or, in the winter, it can be dangerously too cold. Third, you need everyone to be comfortable in the session. Beforehand, I tell Moms and Dads to dress how they are comfortable. And, I also offer several different color and style maternity gowns for Mom to use at her photo shoot. I want my families to be comfortable, and happy in their photos, and happy with the end result of their photos!

Here are some photos from a session last spring. Mom had her beautiful baby boy a few months later, and I was honored to capture his newborn photos. I will post these on the blog next ! Enjoy this gorgeous pregnancy photo shoot!

beautiful pregnant mom to be in the spring
Here, Mom to be is wearing one of my gowns that is available at any maternity session. She looks absolutely stunning in this color!
pregnant woman in maternity gown
Now, this gown and crown are also mine, and available to use at any maternity photo shoot! It looks like this gown was made for Mama! I also get so excited when Moms ask to use the crowns! I love the crown look.
maternity session in white gown and crown
Mom is so happy and so excited to meet her baby Emir! We had the perfect weather for this April session. Her beautiful smile brightens any day!
mom and dad awaiting baby's arrival
Here, I love how Dad is looking at Mom. I love innocent moments like this!
Dad kissing mom
Oh my goodness I love this photo! Here, Mom is in another gown and crown of mine. I love the drastic color against the winter looking background.

Pregnant mom holding belly in the trees
What a gorgeous Mom! I love this gown and crown on her.
mom and dad walking in the trees
Have I mentioned that I am in love with this session, but I think this photo is my favorite. I love this innocent moment between these two expecting parents!
gorgeous sunset with expecting parents
Everyone loves my mermaid style maternity gown! It looks so good on Mom! Then, dad’s suit jacket, and the sunset, with an intimate moment makes for one gorgeous photo!
intimate moment with expecting parents
Perfection-yes, perfection right here! Gorgeous couple! Just wait until you see their baby!

Agata Brannon Photography is a newborn and family photography studio located in Long Grove, IL

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Agata Brannon Photography specializes in newborn, maternity, family, baby, and child photography. Offering photography services in Palatine, Illinois and surrounding Northwest Chicago suburbs including but not limited to Schaumburg and Arlington Heights




located in Long Grove, illinois

Agata Brannon Photography specializes in newborn, maternity, baby and family photography in Palatine, Illinois and surrounding Northwest Chicago including but not limited to Schaumburg and Arlington Heights

maternity | newborns | babiesAgata Brannon



maternity | newborns | babiesAgata Brannon