Maternity Photographer in rockford, chicago, madison and surrounding 

We love that you are preparing for a new little one to come into this world. The love you already have and are ready to give. But we also want to celebrate you. Your beauty from carrying and nurturing a child that you have not met yet. The power of your body completely changing but you keep going because you know what is to come. You are incredible and deserve a moment to be captured. 

Highlighting your inner beauty and power

Maternity Photography

Krystal Shuga Photography offers in studio and outdoor Maternity Photography Sessions in Rockford and surrounding areas. We focus on posing and images that highlight your beauty and bump with simplicity and gowns and outfits that help bring out your personality. 

The benefits of a Maternity Photoshoot
  • Sessions are guided with posing and direction
  • We help style you for your session and look
  • We have over 16 years photography experience
  • All images are professionally edited for you

The session

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  • To capture your body and celebrate this milestone
  • To bond with your partner during the last weeks of pregnancy
  • To celebrate yourself
  • To share the birth of your child with friends and family 
  • To create wall art for your home of your little one

why have a Maternity photoshoot?

Ready to book?

Your images are safe with us. With all sessions we will archive your images for up to 5 years. If you choose to order more in the future we will be able to upload another gallery for you to look through. Pricing will reflect current pricing and not guaranteed to be the pricing that you previously purchased at.

Do you keep images after the session?

Every newborn session is hand editing ensuring the lighting and colors are perfected. We ask clients give us 2 weeks to share a finished gallery with them. With most galleries, they are done before this timeline but this can be season dependant as well. We provide our clients with 20-25 finished images in their gallery to look through and order prints and products from. 

How long does it take to get the images back?

Yes! Not only do we love this, but encourage families to be part of their maternity session. When your family is adding we will plan posing in the beginning so if the session is more focused on you they can either stay and help you celebrate or leave and come back once we are finished. 

Can the rest of my family be in the photos?

For your Maternity Session, we will provide you with a prep guide for ideas of styling and the look. We have a small amount of dresses available but also provide all clients with a style guide with all the most popular looks our clients purchase. 

How do I need to prepare for our session. 

This can be highly dependant on the photographers availability that you are booking. But rule of thumb would be once you are into your second trimester, start finding your maternity and newborn photographer to plan a booked date or date area. Some photographers book months if not a year out so make sure to research and find out availability ahead of time to avoid heartbreak if your favorite photographer is booked. Right now Krystal Shuga Photography books 2-3 months in advance but that can change depending on booking request.


When should I start looking for a Maternity Photographer?

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Focused on Inclusion for all families no matter their ability

We are proud to be a part of community of Photographers continually focused on provided safe, amazing experiences for children with all disabilities.

"Krystal is very easy and fun to work with, she made me feel very comfortable!"

Alexandra marquez

"Had a wonderful experience! She made us all feel so welcomed and comfortable

-marina avila

"my friends and family were blown away by the portraits I shared"

-cassandra mckee