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Best Maternity Photographers in Charlottesville, VA

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1726 Allied Street, Charlottesville, VA 22903 Rating

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4.9 (32)
5.0 (23)
5.0 (1)

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Amy Yang Photography offers maternity photography services to clients in Charlottesville. Amy's passion for photography began a few months after the birth of her oldest son. The images she produced allowed her to pursue a career in this path. In maternity photography, Amy's objective is to help soon-to-be moms have pictures of their pregnancy that reflect the deep connection they have with their child. She also offers studio photography sessions for newborns, families, children, and pets.

Charlottesville, VA 22902 Rating

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5.0 (5)
5.0 (4)
5.0 (2)

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Arnel Gonce Photography is a professional photography business specializing in custom Maternity Shoots, Family and Headshots Portrait, is located in Charlottesville, Virginia that serves clients in the surrounding metropolitan area. The company is a specialist in portraiture work and offers its clients such services as contemporary photography, family photo sessions and high school senior portraits. Additionally, Arnel Gonce Photography provides clients with a range of photography products, including photo albums, wall portraits, and folio boxes. The company is available Monday through Saturday and has a social media presence on Facebook, Twitter, Google Plus, Instagram, and Pinterest. Clients can contact the company for bookings by phone or email.

East Main Street, Charlottesville, VA 22911 Rating

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5.0 (36)
5.0 (4)

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Aaron Watson Photography has been capturing moments in Charlottesville and surrounding areas since 2007. Maternity photographer Aaron Watson began his photography career in 2004. Watson is known for his vibrant photos of mothers, couples, and newborns that clients can have taken in-studio or on location. Watson is also an experienced wedding photographer and is able to travel worldwide for a client's event. The studio also offers album printing with custom design, framed canvas, and acrylic portraits. Aaron Watson Photography's works have previously been featured on HGTV, Huffington Post, National Geographic, and The Knot Magazine.

375 Four Leaf Lane, Charlottesville, VA 22903 Rating

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5.0 (72)
5.0 (64)

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Angela McNaul Photography offers maternity photography services to clients in the Charlottesville area. Angela also specializes in newborn and baby photography. She provides a full-service custom photography experience, aiming to capture the unique milestone of the client's family. Angela's studio is filled with props for the client's use and allows them access to her complimentary client wardrobe. Prior to becoming a photographer, Angela worked as a NICU nurse, which gave her the extensive skill of handling newborn babies.

Compare our Top Maternity Photographers

NameExpertise RatingAddressPromotionsLearn more
Amy Yang Photography
1726 Allied Street, Charlottesville, VA 22903
Arnel Gonce Photography
Charlottesville, VA 22902
Aaron Watson Photography
East Main Street, Charlottesville, VA 22911
Angela McNaul Photography
375 Four Leaf Lane, Charlottesville, VA 22903


  • 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.