Klairee and Tre are expecting a little one this winter! We had planned to do their family-style maternity session during the winter season. Klairee wore the perfect dress from Baltic Born to showcase her baby bump. The deep teal blue dress really stood out against the Montana winter scenery. Snowy and majestic, late December really provided with lots of snow on the ground. Their daughter loved being a part of this special time in their family, I love when families include the little ones during their maternity session.

Kalispell, Columbia Falls, and Whitefish Maternity Photographer

I offer maternity sessions in various locations around the Flathead Valley during the wintertime. For booked clients, I provide a location guide so you can pick out the perfect session location to document your session! Locations in Kalispell, Whitefish, and Columbia Falls are all included in my standard session pricing. This is perfect for those who like to stay close to home for their session.

Couple and young daughter posing for photo, mother is pregnant. Snowy park in Columbia Falls, MT with mountain backdrop
Family of three, mother is pregnant holding little girl.

Winter Maternity Session Tips

Photo sessions in the wintertime can be challenging. I have had my fair share of winter session reschedules due to unforeseen winter storms, that's just part of living in Northwest Montana in the wintertime. I do my part in making sure that families, couples, and little ones stay warm during their wintertime photoshoots. Here are a few tips I like to recommend to clients when preparing for their session.

  • If you are planning on bringing a blanket as a prop, you'll want it to match/coordinate with the outfits you planned out. A lot of time kids will want the blanket for the rest of the session once you allow them to have it for a few photos, so make sure that it's a blanket that blends in well and isn't an eye sore.
  • Bring hand warmers. These are a favorite of mine to have on hand in my car. I typically offer these at the start of the session, but they can take a while to warm up. Bringing your own allows for them to be warmed and ready for during the session. These are easy to slip into a coat/pants pocket when you don't want them visible in photos.
  • Wear the scarf/hat/gloves. Sometimes people want to wear less-warm clothes for winter sessions and I honestly don't suggest this. If you're planning a winter session, dress in winter clothes. It's expected and not frowned upon to wear winter attire and have coordinating gloves, hat, or scarf to go with your outfit.
  • Bring something warm to sip on! If kids will be present, offering cocoa or a steamer is a big hit!

I hope these tips help you in planning your winter maternity session. You can always reach out to me if you're a client of mine or if you need further assistance in planning out your upcoming session. Interested in booking a session with me during the winter? Feel free to submit a Contact Form on my website. I book portrait sessions 3-4 months in advance, so don't hesitate to reach out if you need a session in the coming months.