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Best Maternity Photographers in Baltimore, MD

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105 Crain Hwy S #5, Glen Burnie, MD 21061 Rating

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4.8 (264)
5.0 (22)
3.0 (9)

Why choose this provider?

Erin Morris Photography is a studio in Baltimore that offers photography sessions to expecting mothers in their third trimesters. Studio owner and photographer Erin loves taking photos of anything under the sun. Her style of taking photos is simple and casual, which captures mothers authentically. Outdoor sessions are available upon request, and most photoshoots take place for one hour or more. Erin also captures family portraits and newborn photographs.

2211 Spring Lake Drive, Lutherville-Timonium, MD 21093 Rating

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5.0 (50)
5.0 (14)

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Ana Koska Photography is a studio located near Baltimore owned by portrait photographer Ana Koska. The studio offers both lifestyle and studio maternity photography. Koska's studio provides a selection of props and accessories for in-studio photoshoots, like draping silk, lace gowns, and robes. Koska can also suggest more than 20 local spots for the outdoor photoshoots. Aside from maternity, she also does newborn, babies and children, family, and milestone photography. She has been featured by Reuters, MSNBC, NBC, FOX, and ABC News.

Laurel, MD 20723 Rating

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5.0 (19)

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Kelly Dear Photography is a full-service custom family, maternity, and newborn photography studio that is based in the Laurel/Columbia area. The owner, Kelly Brown, is known for choosing ideal locations for her shoots. Her portfolio is filled with fine-art edited photographs set in riverbanks, beaches, grassy areas, woods, bridges, and sunflower fields. Her studio is fully stocked with props and maternity gowns. Her area of coverage includes Baltimore, Ellicott City, Elkridge, Silver Spring, and many locations between the DMV.

3107 Peverly Run Road, Abingdon, MD 21009 Rating

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5.0 (26)
5.0 (13)

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Established by Samantha Matthews, Sweet Bliss Photography is a maternity and newborn photography studio in Baltimore that offers photoshoot sessions with a twist. After the mothers' and families' photoshoot sessions, Samantha invites clients to her studio again and schedules a reveal of the portraits she has captured for them. She will make them rate the photos one by one to help them decide which images to retrieve. Maternity sessions are held outdoors in the sunset, and taking a picture with the whole family is also possible.

Baltimore, MD 02123 Rating

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4.8 (344)
5.0 (33)

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Lindsay Lee Photography is a provider fine art portraiture in Baltimore that captures glorious maternity moments. The company owner takes a personal and “personable approach” to creating keepsakes for newborns, kids, teens, adults, couples, and entire families, and she pays attention to detail and keeps a creative eye that will help tell honest and heartwarming visual narratives. The photo shoots take place any time of the year, as long as weather conditions do not pose health and safety risks, and some of the venues are historic buildings, nature parks, the woods, and the beach. Lindsay Lee Photography also handles glamor and senior photography, and it also shares the artist’s talent and technical ability with enthusiasts and aspiring camera professionals through mentoring sessions and workshops. The area of coverage includes Ridgely’s Delight, Park Heights, Middle East, Locust Point, Little Italy, Gwynn Oak, Federal Hill, Curtis Bay, and Armistead Gardens.

Baltimore, MD 21201

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Jessica Fenfert Photography is a provider of family, newborn, maternity portraiture in Baltimore that documents the most memorable stages in the lives of people. The camera professional is a mother who knows the value of moments being preserved in high-quality prints, and she commits to creating authentic, marvelous visual stories that can be passed down from one generation to the next. Jessica Fenfert Photography holds indoor and outdoor sessions for expectant mothers and fathers, depending on their preference and project requirements, and it advises clients to schedule the shoot when the pregnancy is between 26 and 34 weeks. Some of the most preferred locations are the beach, park, and historic buildings, and the area of coverage includes Bel Air, Bowles Quarters, Ellicott City, Glen Burnie, Havre de Grace, Mays Chapel, Owings Mills, Queen Anne’s County, and D.C.

Pasadena, MD 21122 Rating

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4.9 (31)

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Clifton Man Photography is a provider of lifestyle portraiture in Pasadena that captures and preserves maternity, newborn, and family moments. The company belongs in the National Association of Professional Child Photographers, and the owners are a married couple with years of combined industry experience. The team comes to the clients’ preferred location to document some of their greatest milestones, and it provides a relaxed, positive, and encouraging atmosphere for their subjects. Clifton Man Photography take the traditional and documentary approaches to visual storytelling, and the high-resolution files come with a print release. The area of coverage includes D.C., Northern Virginia, and Central Maryland neighborhoods, such as Baltimore Highlands, Glen Arm, Long Green, Milford Mills, Perry Hall, Sparrows Point, Turners Station, Upper Falls, and White Marsh.

16909 York Road, Monkton, MD 21111

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Rachael Serra Photography works with clients in the Baltimore area. It offers maternity photography services and handles shoots in outdoor settings. The studio's photographer—Rachael—seeks to capture genuine connections in her work. She also takes on photoshoots involving newborns. Rachael has been in the field for more than 15 years. She has a pediatric nursing background and has volunteered as a photographer at The Gold Hope Project, an organization that supports families whose loved ones have pediatric cancer.

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Compare our Top Maternity Photographers

NameExpertise RatingAddressPromotionsLearn more
Erin Morris Photography
105 Crain Hwy S #5, Glen Burnie, MD 21061
Ana Koska Photography
2211 Spring Lake Drive, Lutherville-Timonium, MD 21093
Kelly Dear Photography, LLC
Laurel, MD 20723
Sweet Bliss Photography
3107 Peverly Run Road, Abingdon, MD 21009
Lindsay Lee Photography
Baltimore, MD 02123
Jessica Fenfert Photography
Baltimore, MD 21201
Clifton Man Photography
Pasadena, MD 21122
Rachael Serra Photography
16909 York Road, Monkton, MD 21111


  • 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.