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Maternity photographers in Los Angeles

Los Angeles Maternity Photography

Photography - Cinema - Drone

The Erin and Jake Photography Experience

We are Los Angeles maternity photographers, Erin and Jake Photography.

Fine art portraits, timeless candid photos and video to celebrate a magical time in your life.


Combining artistic, editorial photography, cinematic video and aerial art to create a memorable and highly-personalized maternity photography experience. 

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Maternity Photographers, Los Angeles

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We Go the Extra Mile!

Erin & Jake Photography is involved in every aspect of the planning and execution of your maternity photoshoot. We will help create a concept that is unique to your image and style, scout the perfect location and help you choose the right wardrobe. We are here to help guide you along the entire process to a wonderful maternity photoshoot. 


“I have never felt so beautiful as I did during my Maternity photoshoot and drone shoot. Erin & Jake Photography  not only planned the concept, wardrobe and location, but they also drove me and my daughter 8 hours, round trip, to achieve my dream maternity photoshoot. Erin even handmade me a beautiful body chain to fit my pregnant belly!  Thank you Erin & Jake Photography for an incredible experience I will never forget. "

“"I am in Love with all the amazing photographs Erin & Jake took, they did a phenomenal Job. They made us feel very comfortable and, confident. They are such a mellow team. We are more than satisfied & beyond happy with the results.We will definitely come back to Erin & Jake for future family milestones. Thank You so much for the fun experience. You both went above and beyond for me.""

"Erin & Jake Photography provided a wonderful experience and created images of my maternity photoshoot that exceeded my expectations. I asked Erin to recreate a fine art nude image of my Mother's maternity session with me. Not only did she, she shot it on black and white film, just like my mother's photos! Highly recommend Erin & Jake Photography!!!"

Michaela M.

Algodones Dunes, California

Fregnelly O.

Palos Verdes, California

Tarashaun F.
Malibu, California

Maternity Photography Pricing

Maternity - Newborn - Gender Reveal - Milestone Portraits

Photo Session

  • 1-2 hour session 

  • Access to download all web-ready edited images from the session*

  • Private online viewing & ordering gallery

  • Slideshow of images played to music of your choice

Photo + Cinema + Drone Session

  • 2-3 hour session

  • Artistically edited 3-5 minute video, combining photos, cinema and
    drone footage, played to music of your choice.

  • Access to download all web-ready edited images from the session*

  • Private online Viewing & Ordering gallery

Check Out This LIVE Gender Reveal

Inspiration on how you can get creative with our drone!

Check out our Instagram @socalmaternity

Los Angeles Maternity Photography FAQs

When should you do a maternity photoshoot?

Erin and Jake Photography recommends taking your maternity photos between 30-36 weeks pregnant. This window falls between months 7 and 8 of pregnancy.

Having your maternity photoshoot done at this time will usually result in the most flattering photographs as your bump will be nice and round at this pregnancy stage, but not so heavy that you feel overly tired and uncomfortable.

What is the best week to take pregnancy photos?

The best week to take pregnancy photos is between 30-36 weeks pregnant.

Having your maternity photoshoot done at this time will usually result in the most flattering photographs as your bump will be nice and round at this pregnancy stage, but not so heavy that you feel overly tired and uncomfortable.

What do I need to know before a maternity photoshoot?

Before your maternity photoshoot, it's essential to prioritize the safety and comfort of both you and your unborn child. Ensure that you've had proper rest and are feeling well on the day of the shoot. Maintaining a healthy routine leading up to the session is beneficial for your overall well-being and the quality of the photos. Keep in mind that the duration of the maternity shoot can vary depending on the package you choose, typically lasting between 1 to 3 hours.


Erin and Jake Maternity Photography will work closely with you to create a relaxed and enjoyable experience, allowing for breaks and adjustments as needed. Our primary goal is to capture this beautiful and fleeting moment in your life while ensuring your comfort and safety throughout the process.

What should I wear for my maternity photoshoot?

Choosing the right attire for your maternity photoshoot is essential to ensure you feel comfortable and confident during the session. Erin and Jake Photography recommends selecting outfits that showcase your beautiful baby bump while highlighting your personal style. Flowing dresses or gowns that cinch under the bust can be incredibly flattering, as they emphasize your belly and create a lovely, ethereal look. Fitted outfits that accentuate your curves can also work well, especially if you want to capture a more intimate and natural feel.


Don't be afraid to bring multiple outfit options, including casual and formal choices, to add variety to your photos. Solids and simple patterns tend to photograph beautifully, and soft, pastel colors often work well. Ultimately, the key is to choose outfits that make you feel radiant and comfortable, allowing your inner glow to shine through in your maternity photos.

For a more in-depth assist on maternity shoot wardrobe, visit Erin & Jake Photography blog:  What Should I Wear For My Maternity Photos?

Pro-Tip: If you want to go with an extravagant look, renting your wardrobe can save a bundle on an outfit you most likely would only wear for your maternity photos.  

Are professional maternity photos worth it?

Absolutely, professional maternity photos are not only worth it but also a beautiful investment in capturing this precious and transformative moment in your life. As luxury maternity photographers and videographers, Erin and Jake Photography understands the value of creating timeless and exquisite images that celebrate the beauty of pregnancy and motherhood. These photos are not just pictures; they are heirlooms that you, your child, and your family will cherish for generations.


A professional maternity photoshoot offers a level of artistry and expertise that ensures you look and feel your best, with carefully composed and retouched images that highlight your radiance. The experience itself is a celebration of your journey to motherhood, a moment to indulge in self-love and capture the unique connection between you and your baby. Your maternity photoshoot images will be a  visual testament to the love, joy, and anticipation you're feeling, and they provide lasting memories of this extraordinary time in your life.

What is a must-have pregnancy photo?

It's hard to narrow down to just one must-have maternity photo! Here is a list of Erin and Jake Maternity Photography’s thoughts on the top must have maternity photos.

A must-have pregnancy photo often includes a few timeless and heartwarming elements. First and foremost, capturing a belly bump shot is a classic choice, as it beautifully celebrates the journey to motherhood. A stunning and timeless pregnant silhouette adds an artistic and ethereal touch to your maternity album. Including both parents-to-be in a photo is a wonderful way to emphasize the unity and excitement of this journey, creating a heartfelt memory to cherish. Lastly, a candid moment of mom cuddling her baby bump lovingly adds an intimate and emotionally rich element to your maternity collection. These essential shots combine to create a beautiful narrative of your pregnancy, preserving the love, anticipation, and connection that define this special time in your life.

How to hold pregnant belly in pictures?

When posing with a pregnant belly in pictures, it's important to do so in a way that is comfortable and flattering. First and foremost, relax and embrace your natural posture; the key is to showcase your beautiful pregnancy glow and the joy you're experiencing.


One popular pose is to gently cradle your belly with both hands, emphasizing the connection with your baby. You can also angle your body slightly to the side, which creates a visually pleasing silhouette and emphasizes the roundness of your belly. Avoid standing completely straight, as this may make the bump appear less prominent.


Ultimately, the goal is to pose in a way that feels natural and authentic to you while highlighting the beauty of your pregnancy

Can I take my own maternity photos?

While the idea of taking your own maternity photos might be tempting, we strongly recommend against it. At 7-8 months pregnant, it's crucial to prioritize your comfort and well-being. Attempting to take your own photos can be physically strenuous and challenging, which may not be ideal for both you and the baby. More importantly, this moment in your life deserves a pampered and luxurious maternity session that allows you to pause and celebrate your body and your journey into motherhood.


Professional maternity photographers are skilled at capturing the essence and beauty of this unique chapter with artistic flair and expertise. By hiring a professional, you'll ensure that every detail is expertly crafted, and you can relax and enjoy the experience, knowing that your maternity photos will be a treasured memento of this extraordinary time in your life.

Contact Erin & Jake Maternity Photography to discuss your maternity photoshoot ideas and customize a maternity photoshoot and or videoshoot package that captures your maternity journey perfectly.

Where is the best place to take maternity photos?

Selecting the best location for your luxury maternity photoshoot is a pivotal decision, and it should reflect the elegance and sophistication that define our personal style, your family’s style. Consider picturesque natural settings like lush gardens, serene lakesides, or majestic forests, which provide a timeless and ethereal backdrop. If you prefer an urban and modern feel, iconic cityscapes, historic landmarks, or upscale urban locales can infuse your images with a touch of luxury and sophistication. Elegant interiors, such as stately homes, luxury resorts, or high-end studios, offer a refined and opulent atmosphere.

Ultimately, the best place for your luxury maternity photos aligns with your vision and the aesthetics you desire. Erin and Jake Photography is dedicated to creating a stunning and upscale experience that perfectly complements your unique style and ensures your maternity photos exude the luxury and sophistication you deserve while capturing your journey to motherhood artistically. 

What color should I wear for maternity photos?

Selecting the right colors for your maternity photos is a pivotal part of achieving the desired aesthetic. When it comes to luxury maternity photography, we often recommend choosing soft, neutral tones and pastel shades. These colors tend to work beautifully, creating a timeless and elegant look that complements your natural radiance during pregnancy. Soft whites, muted grays, delicate pinks, and soothing blues can all be excellent choices, as they evoke a sense of calm and sophistication. These colors tend to also accentuate your baby bump the best.

However, the most important aspect is that you feel comfortable and beautiful in the colors you choose. We're here to collaborate with you and ensure that your outfit selection harmonizes seamlessly with your vision for your maternity photos, creating a luxurious and visually stunning result.

Where can I take maternity photos in Los Angeles?

Los Angeles offers a multitude of stunning locations for maternity photos, and as a luxury maternity photographers, videographers and maternity drone pilots, we are familiar with many of these picturesque spots. You might consider the serene beauty of the Griffith Observatory with its iconic views of the cityscape, or the enchanting gardens of the Huntington Library for a more classic and elegant backdrop. The pristine beaches along the coastline, like Palos Verdes, Malibu or Santa Monica, provide a tranquil and timeless setting that will make you think you were on an international vacation.


For those seeking an urban and modern vibe, downtown Los Angeles offers a blend of sleek architecture and vibrant street scenes; like Disney Concert Hall. And let's not forget the enchanting magic of the El Matador Beach with its dramatic sea caves and rugged cliffs. Ultimately, the choice depends on your personal style and the mood you want to convey in your maternity photos, and I'm here to help you select the perfect location to complement your vision.

For a list of our top favorite maternity locations in Los Angeles, visit our blog article:
The Best Los Angeles Locations To Take Maternity Photos

Where can I take maternity photos in Humboldt?

Humboldt County offers a wealth of picturesque locations for your maternity photos, each with its own unique charm. The stunning Redwood National and State Parks provide a majestic backdrop with towering ancient redwoods, creating a magical and ethereal atmosphere. Humboldt Bay's serene shores and tranquil marshlands offer a more tranquil and serene option, ideal for capturing the natural beauty of the region. The quaint Victorian architecture and colorful streets of Eureka's Old Town provide a charming and historic backdrop for a classic maternity shoot. And let's not forget the rugged and dramatic coastline along the Pacific Ocean, where rocky cliffs and pristine beaches offer a dramatic and breathtaking setting.


The possibilities are endless in Humboldt County, and at Erin and Jake Photography we work closely with you to select the perfect location that aligns with your vision for your maternity photos, ensuring they beautifully capture this special chapter in your life.

For a list of our top favorite maternity locations in Los Angeles, visit our blog article:
The Best Humboldt Locations To Take Maternity Photos

Is 35 weeks too late for maternity photos?

At 35 weeks, you're still well within the ideal window for capturing stunning maternity photos. We recommend scheduling your maternity photoshoot between 30-36 weeks pregnant, and at 35 weeks, you're right in the sweet spot. During this time, your baby bump is beautifully rounded and prominent, and you're likely feeling radiant and comfortable. It's the perfect moment to celebrate the journey into motherhood and capture the natural glow that accompanies this special time. The Erin and Jake Maternity Experience will ensure you feel relaxed and confident during the session, resulting in timeless and heartwarming maternity photos that you'll cherish for a lifetime. So, rest assured, you're not too late at all, and we look forward to creating stunning images that beautifully commemorate this extraordinary chapter in your life.

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