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Best Maternity Photographers in Stockton, CA

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Brentwood, CA 94513 Rating

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5.0 (64)

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With a well-appointed studio in Brentwood, Sara Pope Photography is a maternity photographer serving the East Bay Area. The studio strives to provide each mom-to-be a memorable photo shoot experience as well as beautiful photos to cherish forever, and sessions normally take place at 32 weeks. Maternity sessions can be added on to a newborn session at a discounted price or ordered separately, dresses and halos are available for use, and pets, outfit changes, and props are allowed. The photographer uses a "soft and organic" style, and clients can take a look at the website FAQs for advice on outfits to bring, can check out the studio's Pinterest board for inspiration on what to wear, or can simply contact the photographer directly online with any questions. Sara Pope Photography also handles photo shoots for newborns, children, and families, and portfolios of past work can be viewed directly on the site.

Lodi, CA 95240 Rating

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5.0 (21)
5.0 (6)

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Shannon of Rockabye Photography is a high-end maternity and newborn photographer for the community of Lodi. Her maternity photography has become known for its gorgeous light and flowing gowns that highlight each baby bump while capturing the family that will soon welcome baby into the world. Her clients have access to multiple outdoor locations with the essential golden light, professional hair and makeup done prior to the session in her Lodi studio, and a gorgeous collection of gowns for moms to choose from for the session. Her packages include an array of choices that highlight high-end, heirloom prints and canvases that will last for not only decades but a century. Rockabye Photography clients have praised Shannon for not only her quality of work but for the comfortable, relaxed, and luxurious experience. Shannon attended graduate school for photography and specializes in newborns, maternity, and baby’s first year of milestones around four, eight, and 12 months of age. Interested parties are welcome to contact her directly, through her website, or through social media to book a session or to find out more about what might suit their needs best.

  • Newborn Photography
  • Wardrobe Available
  • Props Available

Tracy, CA 95376 Rating

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5.0 (11)
4.3 (6)

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Rossetti Photography is a maternity photographer serving the community of Tracy. The studio is known for using a romantic, dramatic style, and the photographer takes the time to get to know his subjects in order to create a fully personalized photo shoot along with memorable shots. Sessions last between 45 minutes and one hour, and all digital images will be uploaded onto an online gallery for viewing, where clients can then order custom-designed coffee table/heirloom albums, wall art, USB flash drives, and print enlargements. The owner started out as a sports photographer, shot his first wedding 10 years ago, and today also specializes in photographing weddings, engagements, high school seniors, families, and portraits. Rossetti Photography has taken home a few WPPI Silver Awards for its photographs, and individuals can view these photos on the studio's site. Additional services include photo booth rentals for parties, weddings, and other events and destination wedding photography as well.

Modesto, CA 95350 Rating

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5.0 (32)

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Dawn Kelly Photography is a Modesto maternity photo studio. Expecting mothers can take a look at the group's website to get an idea of the photographer's style and approach with maternity shots found within the boudoir gallery, and the boutique studio only works with a limited number of clients each year in order to create the most personalized experience possible. A stylist for hair and makeup is also available for an additional charge, the photographer can help clients pick outfits, and sessions take place in-studio or at a preferred location. Dawn Kelly Photography focuses on couples, engagements, and weddings and offers various wedding photography packages, photo booth rentals, hand-crafted Italian albums, boudoir photo shoots, and even a guide for brides and grooms interested in eloping to Yosemite. The studio has been featured on Vintage Bride, The Knot, The Learned Bride, Mountainside Bride, and Borrowed & Blue, and interested parties can sign up for the studio's newsletter as well to stay on top of promotions and specials.

Tracy, CA 95376 Rating

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4.5 (36)

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Nicole Monique Photography offers maternity photo sessions in Tracy. Clients receive one hour of photo time either in the studio or outdoors along with at least 25 digital images, session proofs in a beautiful box, a USB drive with all images, and a private online gallery, and additional products available for purchase include art canvases, prints, photo blocks, and albums. The fine art photographer also specializes in newborn photography, is known as a "professional baby whisperer," has years of experience photographing birth stories and newborns, and has completed safety workshops, and the studio features all props, backdrops, and accessories for newborn sessions. Photo shoots for small children, milestone sessions, and families are also available, and existing clients can request seasonal photos as well. Interested parties can look at Nicole Monique's blog on the website to get an idea of the photographer's approach and style and can also follow the studio on Facebook and Instagram.

Compare our Top Maternity Photographers

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Sara Pope Photography
Rockabye Photography
Rossetti Photography
Dawn Kelly Photography
Nicole Monique Photography


  • Introduction

    Maternity photographers work with pregnant women to capture images during the peak of their pregnancies. Photographs are typically taken in the third trimester when the subject's belly is round. In some cases, photographers may offer mothers and families the option to purchase maternity photos in a package with newborn photos, once their baby is born.

    Because every photographer's style is different, mothers-to-be have options when it comes to how they want their maternity photos to look. While some photos have an artful quality, others may be taken in a studio for a more traditional feel. Learn more about maternity photography by reading the frequently asked questions listed below.
  • What is maternity photography?

    Maternity photography is series a of photographs taken of soon-to-be mothers later in their pregnancies. These photos may be of just the mother, or they may include the father and other children. Often, maternity photos are whimsical and artistic, as they're meant to capture the beauty of pregnancy.

  • What to wear to a maternity photoshoot?

    What you wear for maternity photos depends on the style of the photographs being taken. Mothers who want to show their bare belly for maternity photos may want to opt for a basic crop top or sports bra with comfortable pants on the bottom. Those who prefer to stay covered up might want to consider an elegant gown.

  • What are good poses for a maternity photoshoot?

    Often, women will pose with their hands, or the father's hands, placed on their growing belly in maternity photos. Photos might be taken from the side to show a profile of the mother's shape or straight on to capture the joy on the subject's face.

  • How much does maternity photography cost?

    According to Fash, portrait photographers, including maternity photographers, typically charge between $100 and $250 per hour when photographing subjects. That cost normally equates to anywhere from $25 to $100 per edited image. On average, a photoshoot takes one full hour, whether indoors or outdoors.

  • How to get a photography contract with a maternity hospital?

    As a photographer, you need to have experience and proper training to work in a hospital setting. Most hospital photographers have some training in medical terminology as well as experience and training in how to safely work with new mothers and babies.