maternity photography charlotte nc

Celebrate motherhood and document your journey there with a maternity photoshoot. We recommend scheduling your Charlotte maternity photography session between 30 and 36 weeks to showcase your growing bump and ensure your comfort. I strive to provide customized experiences to all of my mamas. Sessions are designed to be fun and laid back - playful prompts encourage natural interactions and reactions for the most genuine display of the excitement you're feeling.

The Client Closet

Gone are the days of stressing over what to wear to your pregnancy photoshoot. Sweet Souls Portrait Design is one of the few Charlotte maternity photographers to offer an exclusive client closet to all of our maternity clients. Dresses in the closet are specifically designed for maternity, are one size fits most or XL and photograph gorgeously. 





Below you'll find some helpful blog posts regarding our Charlotte maternity photography sessions and pregnancy photos in general. Feel free to look around and contact us if you have any questions.

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Selecting Your Maternity Photographer

Maternity photoshoot guide

What to wear to your maternity shoot

Best Places to Take Maternity Pictures

Location Guide

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If you're in the market for a maternity photoshoot in Charlotte, NC - search no further than Sweet Souls Portrait Design. Melody specializes in gorgeous portraits from bump to baby, wielding both natural and artificial light to make sure you get the most gorgeous images for this transitional period of your life. Deciding on maternity photography in Charlotte, NC has never been easier. Take a look around and reach out if you have any questions!

Maternity Photography


For the best light, it’s my recommendation that we schedule outdoor sessions at either sunrise or 1-2 hours before sunset. Based on the time of year, exact times vary so details are determined once you’re booked and we’re close to the scheduled date. If your schedule does not allow a golden hour session, we can still schedule - but your images will vary in the style to compensate for the harsh light settings.

Shoots for maternity pictures typically take between 1 and 1.5 hours. This provides plenty time to move around, engage all participants in the session and get the most out of the location.

You'll be invited back to the studio for your ordering appointment within 1-2 weeks of your session. At this time, you'll have the chance to view the full gallery for the first time and place your order for customized artwork.

We offer our clients a selection of maternity gowns to choose from for their session. If you'd prefer to wear your own clothing, we have a style guide to help guide your selections to ensure you get the most from your outfit and session.

Of course we can include your significant other and children (fur babies included) in the session. We'll chat about what you're looking to get out of the session beforehand to determine how we can best fits your family's needs.

There are tons of locations in the Charlotte area that we love to shoot at. Once booked, I'll send over a questionnaire to determine what your "style" is and based on your answers - we can select a location that you love. In the meantime, if you want to see some of the popular spots, check out the location guide.

At this time, hair and makeup is not included - however I have a list of recommendations for both I'd be more than happy to share.


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