Orange County Maternity Photography

The Line & Roots style of maternity photography is similar to Lin & Jirsa’s style of engagement photography. Our focus is on expressions and on capturing emotion with an attention to detail and creativity. It’s more of a lifestyle approach that expresses the love between the couple and welcomes the soon-to-be-new member of the family.

Maternity Photography FAQs

When should I take my maternity photos?

We recommend that you schedule your maternity photo sessions when you are about 30-35 weeks or 7-8 months along. This way your belly will be more noticeably round but it’s not too heavy so that you won’t experience any sort of discomfort.

What do I need to bring to my maternity photography session?

There are a few things we suggest you bring to your maternity session just to facilitate a smooth and comfortable shoot. Having some waters and snacks on hand is always a good idea just in case you’re feeling a bit tired. Be sure to bring a pair of comfy shoes to change into for casual photos and if on location, a jacket or a sweater since some of the locations tend to become cooler as the session progresses. It is also very useful to have some touch-up makeup and hairspray with you.

What do I wear to my maternity photo session?

We are happy to announce that we have a beautiful selection of designer maternity gowns that you can choose from. Or if you wish, you can wear something of your own. When choosing an outfit to bring we suggest something tight and stretchy to show off your beautiful baby bump. We also suggest bringing a nude seamless strapless bra and nude underwear.

I see images with a sheer piece of fabric covering the body to show the shape and blowing in the wind, do you provide this?

Yes. The fabric in the images is usually silk and we have a few different color options to choose from.

What props should I bring to my session?


Props are a great way to personalize your pictures with your upcoming addition so we would propose bringing items specific to your baby. For instance, if you know the sex of your baby or the name you’re going to use, you can always bring blocks to spell out the name, colored balloons to announce the sex, baby shoes, sonograms, etc.

What are my maternity photography location options?

Our maternity locations are typically parks and beaches, but we are willing to travel to any destination of your choosing. Although, we do prefer to keep maternity sessions to one location just in order to maximize our time at that particular place and simply to allow an easier time for the mother-to-be by having a maternity session without excessive traveling. Please also be aware when choosing your locations that specific beaches do require climbing up and down stairs and steep slopes.

Will any retouching be included to remove stretch marks?

All retouching is included in the price of your package! Please be sure to let us know if there are specific things you want to be retouched so that we can make note of that.

Where can I see your most recent maternity work?

We publish all of our Maternity Photography on our Blog. Click here to see our most recent Maternity Photography.