5 Unique Documentary Photo Session Ideas for When You are Expecting

5 Unique Documentary Photo Session Ideas for When You are Expecting

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Love the idea of a documentary family photography session, but not sure what to capture? I promise you are at a place in your life where a documentary photography session is a perfect fit. Whatever stage of life you are in, it is a part of your journey (a journey worth capturing).

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I will be writing a series of blog posts to help guide you toward particular stages or moments in life around which to center a session. These posts are designed to inspire you and show you how documentary photography fits into your story.

Maybe it’s my constant state of ”Baby Fever” (baby squish just gets to me!), but I wanted to start out this series at "Expecting": the point of time where you are expecting a new child, whether it be your first or fifth. There are so many moments to be captured during this period! Below are a few ideas to get the wheels turning:

Pregnancy Announcement

Whether this be to your significant other or to your family, how special to capture the excitement of your loved one(s) as you announce the growth of your tribe.

Gender Reveal

I love the anticipation of finding out the gender of your new addition. Imagine having images of that excitement and anxious joy, whether it be between just you and your immediate family, or between a gathering of many friends.

Nesting

The period of time where you are overwhelmed with desire to prepare your home for your new bundle of joy is a great time to schedule a documentary session. We can document decorating the nursery, putting the crib together, or folding all of those every so tiny outfits into their proper place, catching all of those sweet details before the arrival of your baby.

Packing for the Birth Place

As your get closer to the arrival of your new sweet little one, you are likely feeling many different emotions. Getting packed for the trip to the hospital (if this applies to your birth plan) creates so many butterflies. How special would it be to have images of your preparation for the process of bringing your new child into the world? If you are planning a home birth, prepping your space and home would be another great opportunity!

Shopping for Baby

Diapers, wipes, bottles, pacifiers, onesies: the list of items to purchase before baby arrives is awesome and overwhelming. Why not document that process? Capture the moments strolling through Target, walking up and down the aisles before your new adventure begins.


Expecting and inspired? Contact me and let’s chat! I’d love to help you document such a memorable part of your life.

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