Maternity Photography

Capture the magic of motherhood with this comprehensive course that dives into the heart of creating stunning maternity photographs. From understanding the unique needs of expectant mothers to mastering soft lighting and comforting poses, I'll guide you through the ins and outs of this specialized field. Learn how to create a relaxed environment and build a trust-filled rapport with your subjects, ensuring a photo shoot that's as enjoyable as it is fruitful. We'll cover everything from camera settings and lens choices to the artful use of props and fabrics that flatter the maternal form.

Harness these new skills to not only boost your photography portfolio but also to bring joy and lasting memories to families during one of the most special times in their lives. You'll discover the secrets to capturing the glow of pregnancy and translating tender moments into timeless images. By the end of this course, you'll be ready to offer a professional maternity photography service, filled with empathy and elegance, that expectant parents will treasure forever.

What Can You Expect

I began crafting this course with the passion for capturing life's most precious moments in mind. As a starter in this beautiful niche, you'll discover that it's designed to guide you through every little detail, ensuring that you develop the confidence and skills needed to create stunning images. I've carefully organized each module to take you on a journey from grasping the basics of camera settings and lighting to mastering the art of posing expectant mothers in a way that celebrates their unique glow. You'll find it incredibly helpful as it gently nudges you forward with key information and supportive feedback. Trust me, by the end of our time together, you'll not only have a portfolio to be proud of but also the know-how to provide a comfortable and memorable experience for the expecting mothers.

Your instructor

Hey there, I'm Lori. 📸 Nestled within the picturesque landscape of Northern Michigan, I've established myself as a professional photographer, passionate about capturing life’s most tender moments. My focus extends to more than just the lens—I am dedicated to nurturing and sharing the art of photography, with a heartfelt emphasis on maternity, newborn, baby, and children’s styled portraiture.

If there is one thing I have learned is that memories fade, but photographs capture precious moments in time with images that will beautifully chronicle your story and will be treasured for years to come. I teach a variety of photography classes that include basic photography and camera skills and newborn photography. I am confident I can help you successfully reach your goals in your photography journey. I have pursued photography most of my life, however, my two children are the foundation of my photography obsession. It is through them that I've come to realize the importance of photographs, as they beautifully chronicle a timeless story that will be treasured for years.

Drawing upon my photography journey, I am deeply committed to guiding you through the illuminating process of capturing the essence of maternity and the magical beginnings of life. As a dedicated instructor, I strive to impart not only the technical skills but also the emotional intuition necessary to document and cherish the beauty of motherhood. I am confident that you leave my course empowered to freeze those fleeting moments into everlasting memories, enriching your own photography narrative and the stories of those you photograph.

?? Frequently Asked Questions ?? 

When does the course start?

Immediately!!! One you purchase the course you will have immediate access. It is a self-paced course, so you can have complete control when to start and pause. 

How long do I have access to the course?

Lifetime!!!! After enrolling, you will have unlimited lifetime access to this course across any devices that you own. And access to any updates and new content.

What kind of camera do I need?

Great Question!!! Any DSL-R Camera or Mirrorless Camera. đź“· The information is specific to Nikon with some cross references to Cannon, but is easily applicable to other camera models.

How can I contact you if I have questions?

Easy!!! There is a comment section under each video where you can comment or ask questions. There is also a private Facebook group where you will be able to ask questions. All in the group are welcome to respond too. 

Business & Marketing

In delving into the business and marketing aspects of maternity photography, you'll gain valuable insights into building your portfolio, marketing for a successful maternity business.

Posing Flow

Capture the beauty and essence of pregnancy by guiding mother-to-be into natural and flattering poses that highlight their beautiful bump. Use flow posing and techniques that flatter various body types.


Through editing, you can adjust colors, tones, and contrast to create a soft and ethereal atmosphere that complements the tender moments captured during the maternity session.


Are you ready to create beautiful images?