Studio Maternity Gallery



Studio Maternity Photo Shoot

While maternity photoshoots are a specialty for Saren, please note that DUE TO DEMAND, Saren is currently only taking on maternity photoshoots as an ADD-ON photoshoot (either mini or full session) to clients booking their newborn photoshoot.  We know every photographer works things a little different from the next, so here are a few answers to questions we receive most!

When and where are maternity photos scheduled & taken?

This is the very first question expecting moms have when thinking about photographing this exciting time in their family’s journey! We try and schedule these portraits between 30-36 weeks when possible but sometimes we do them a little more last minute before the birth depending on when the session was booked and also, depending on the weather.  While Saren’s studio makes for a gorgeous and classic look for photos, sometimes incorporating children in an outdoor setting is a little easier so we shoot for a warmer-weather month if thats possible.  For level of comfort during poses and standing for over an hour, we suggest earlier in your pregnancy vs waiting until after 36 weeks.  We HAVE successfully done them up until day before c-section though!  When weather allows for a fully-outdoor pregnancy photoshoot, (typically the months of mid-April thru end of October) Saren will have you choose from several locations in Connecticut where she knows the light well and has photographed many times before.  Her typical locations include farms, field, beaches, wineries, state parks, etc.   You do NOT need to come up with a unique location or have that stress – Saren has several amazing spots!  You can also request a private residence location if you or somebody you know has a gorgeous space to photograph in.  Saren will walk you through a few questions with regards to determining if the location would work for your special photoshoot.


Types of Maternity Photo shoots

When booking your maternity pictures,  you can choose a MINI or a FULL session.  Contact us to receive the Welcome Guide detailing the investment options for studio maternity sessions.

What to wear for maternity pictures?

Saren has several beautiful fits-most-all maternity and post-partum gowns in her studio and can also bring any of the to an on-location photoshoot upon request. Either way, we ALWAYS suggest to clients looking into a gown company outlined in our prep guide as being a very affordable way to have a custom, comfortable, bump-showing gown for around $100.  We give several suggestions at time of booking and in our Prep Guide, sent after your booking form is received.  Feeling comfortable in the color and cut of your maternity gown will enhance your images and make the session even more memorable!  If there are any images you see in this gallery or in the Welcome Guide that you’re wondering if we have the gown in the studio stash for you to borrow, just ask!  We likely have it as we tend to purchase gowns from clients after they are done using them and have had them dry-cleaned.

Its an absolute JOY for Saren to see your baby bump photographed beautifully and then meet you again for the newborn photography session a few weeks or months later after having met for the maternity photoshoot.  We hope you’ll read through a few of these client testimonials (over 125 more on Google reviews!) to gage whether or not SCP would be a good fit for your upcoming maternity and newborn photography needs.

“Saren’s talents can be defined by one word, perfection. From the moment Saren greets you with her warm and professional personality; to the moment you are standing partially clothed in the middle of her studio, you feel completely comfortable. Her genius ideas and strategic poses leave you SO excited to see the outcome of the photo shoot! I will recommend Saren to everyone I know with a family; she is just truly remarkable. I was already proud to be pregnant, but after seeing the results of my maternity shoot, I felt like one fierce Mama! Thank you Saren, for making my entire experience with you memorable. I can’t wait to come back in a few short weeks for our newborn shoot!” – Brittany H.
 “I’ve been wanting to write a review for Saren for a long time now, but I’m never quite sure where to begin. Obviously, her work speaks for itself. Every image is absolutely stunning. What took me by surprise though, is how sweet and down-to-earth she is. Our entire family felt so comfortable with her from the moment we met her, and by the time we were leaving our first shoot, we felt like we had known her forever. Our kids haven’t exactly been cooperative during any of our shoots, but Saren is so, SO patient and somehow manages to capture the most beautiful pictures. Our biggest regret is that we didn’t come across her work sooner.” 5-star review from Quinn R. who came to us for maternity with her 2nd baby, then newborn, 1st year and maternity and newborn with third baby
“Saren is amazing to work with. She is extremely professional. We did a maternity mini session and a full newborn session with Saren. She was able to get my 3 and 5 year old to truly smile and they loved having their pictures taken by Saren. The morning of our newborn session was hectic as we were getting our new family of five out of the house for the first time and I was stressed. We walked into her studio and all of that stress disappeared. Saren was ready for us and was able to capture the most amazing images of our family. I would highly recommend Saren to anyone who is looking for a photographer to work with your family.” – Kerriann S.
“If you are looking for maternity, newborn or family photos, look no further because Saren Cassotto Photography is the best in the business. I used Saren for my maternity and newborn photos with my first pregnancy and when I got pregnant again I couldn’t wait to book her services again. Saren is a creative genius, baby whisperer and creates the most beautiful and magical photos for you to cherish for a lifetime. Saren creates an experience like no other; she can get your toddler to smile and handles your newborn with care. Warning: her photos are so good they may make you want to have more babies.” – Megan F.
***If you’re interested in booking a maternity photo session, please note that due to demand, they are only offered to booking newborn clients.  Fill out the contact form on this website or email us directly at to receive the Welcome Guide.***


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