Mothers sometimes want to document their pregnancy through pictures. As a photographer, create packages or bundles to save the mother money and gain more business. It is important to shoot a maternity session like a photo essay. It is good to have full body shots of the mother and father, but it is also interesting to include the unborn baby’s clothes/shoes as props and the mother’s belly. The biggest rule is don’t make the mother feel uncomfortable. Some mothers are willing to take nude photos, others or not. Talk to the mother prior to the session to discuss these issues. All photos by Gina Volk.