5 Reasons To Book Your Maternity and Newborn Photos Together

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While newborn sessions are undoubtedly important, they tell only part of the story. By booking both a maternity and a newborn session, you create a timeless keepsake that reflects the transition from pregnancy to parenthood. In this blog post I share 5 reasons to book your maternity and newborn photos together.

Maternity photos capture the beginning of the journey, offering a look into the anticipation and love that come before your little one’s arrival. Pregnancy is a time of remarkable transformation, both physically and emotionally. These photos capture the beauty of your changing body, the glow of pregnancy, and the joy of expecting a new life, and they complement the precious moments captured during the newborn session.

Newborn photos capture the days that you’ve dreamed for far too long. The days that are now filled with a baby that fits perfectly on your chest, the sweetest newborn smell you can’t get enough of, and the most perfect little fingers and toes that fit perfectly in the palm of your hand. But all those details you can’t get enough of soon become a distant memory that you can no longer remember.

Booking both sessions documents two different chapter of your family’s story. The maternity session captures the anticipation, while the newborn session captures the joy and wonder of bringing your baby home. Together, these sessions create a beautiful collection of images that you can share with your child as they grow.


5 Reasons To Book Your Maternity and Newborn Photos Together

Priority Access To My Calendar

The worst thing about being a photographer is having to turn a mama down when she sends that panic email saying “my baby was just born, can you fit me in?!”. While I would love nothing more to be able to do this, as a mama myself, I protect my calendar and only allow myself a few bookings a month to be present for my own littles. When you reach out early enough for both a maternity and newborn session, you are almost guaranteed a spot on my calendar!

Create a Timeless Keepsake

Both maternity and newborn photos become timeless keepsakes that you can treasure forever. These images will not only be cherished by you, but also by your little one as they grow older. They document the journey from pregnancy to welcoming your baby, allowing you to revisit these precious moments and share them with future generations.

Save On Time and Cost

Finding a photographer is no easy (or quick) task. When you book multiple sessions at once, you only have to do the finding once. All sessions include hair and makeup so you save the hassle of doing that yourself – plus there is no better feeling than being pampered! I provide a client wardrobe for mamas and the younger littles so you will save time by not having to shop (and deal with returns) for an outfit you more than likely will never wear again.

When you book a First Year Collective with me, you save so much money! There is nothing more I love than providing mamas with photos of their baby over a year, because as a mama myself, I know how sentimental these photos are. And because I know how important that first year is, I make it really hard to say no to documenting it all. A First Year Collective includes maternity, newborn, 6 month, and 1 year photos (with the option to add more).

Consistency In Your Photos

When you search for a photographer, one really important thing to look for is consistency in their work. You can expect your photos with me to be cohesive and beautiful as both sessions are thoughtfully styled and planned to coordinate together. Not only does this help with your photos, but when you do multiple sessions with the same photographer, you build a relationship. This is so important because I truly take the time to get to know you and your family’s story and tell that throughout your photos.

Capture the Emotional Connection

The emotional connection between you and your baby begins long before birth. Maternity photos document the tender moments of anticipation, excitement, and love that you feel while waiting for your little one to arrive. These images can capture the intimate connection you have with your baby, showcasing the joy and hope that fills this time.

Once your little one arrives, your entire world changes for the better. But you’ve heard it a million times before – it goes by in the blink of an eye. All those new emotions are blurred with sleepless nights, endless cuddles, and creating a new normal. My desire is to photograph all the moments that make up your first days with your baby so those emotions are never lost upon you.


I hope you loved my top 5 reasons to book your maternity and newborn photos together!

Below you will see photos of mamas who booked both a maternity and newborn session with Nashville Maternity Photographer Courtney Houk. Indoor maternity session taken at Kairos Studio in Nashville, TN.

5 Reasons To Book Your Maternity and Newborn Photos Together

There you have it, my top 5 reasons to book your maternity and newborn photos together. Booking both a maternity and a newborn session offers numerous benefits that go beyond simply having beautiful photos. These sessions document the full journey of bringing a new life into the world, capturing the emotional and physical changes, the anticipation, and the joy of welcoming your baby. They provide a cohesive story that celebrates the miracle of pregnancy and the early days of your baby’s life.

Interested in documenting your baby’s first year (maternity, newborn, 6 months, and 1 year)? Be sure to check out this blog post that shares the benefits of booking a First Year Collective with me!


Courtney is a Nashville Newborn Photographer here to provide you with a stress free, luxurious experience a mama could only dream of. An experience where you don’t have to be the person to do it all, and she will help you finally get timeless images and heirloom artwork in your hands and home. She truly takes care of it all for you. If you are interested in booking a session, please reach out sooner than later! 

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