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Hi, there! I’m Karen - a boutique family photographer with a special love for babies! 

About Karen

Deciding when to take maternity photos can be overwhelming, especially for first-time moms.  At Musen Photos, we want to make this choice easier for you. We’ll help you find the ideal time to capture your baby bump and create photos you’ll treasure forever.

When To Schedule Your Maternity Photo Shoot

The best time to capture your pregnancy glow is usually between 28-32 weeks when you’re also likely still feeling comfortable enough to enjoy your session.

If you’re expecting twins or multiples, we recommend scheduling your maternity session earlier, around 24-28 weeks. This allows us to capture your bump while still giving us flexibility in case your babies decide to arrive early.

We always prioritize your health and well-being. If you have a high-risk pregnancy, please consult with your doctor. We’re happy to adjust the timing of your photo session to ensure both you and your baby are safe and comfortable. Let us know your doctor’s recommendations, and we’ll work with you to create a plan that puts your needs first.

Book Your Maternity Photographer in The Brunswicks

Don’t wait too long to find your perfect photographer! Start your search in your second trimester. This gives you time to:

  • Familiarize yourself with maternity photography styles and find the one that resonates with your taste and vision.
  • Discuss your vision with potential photographers. This way, you can ensure that their style and approach align with your expectations.
  • Once you’ve found the photographer who understands your vision, you need to secure your session date on their calendar.

The Benefits of Combined Maternity & Newborn Sessions

Consider booking maternity and newborn sessions together. This often comes with package deals and ensures a cohesive style for documenting these precious milestones. Plus, you’ll build a relationship with a photographer who captures your family’s growth.

Personalizing Your Maternity Photo Session

Your maternity photoshoot should be a true reflection of your unique style and personality. Begin by selecting outfits that make you feel beautiful and confident. Flowing maxi dresses can create a dreamy and ethereal look while form-fitting tops can accentuate your gorgeous baby bump. 

If you’re feeling a bit unsure about what to wear, our maternity blog and portfolio provides inspiration to help you discover the perfect ensembles.

Now, let’s discuss the location! The Brunswicks offer a plethora of breathtaking backdrops for your session. If you adore the beauty of nature, we can explore lush parks and gardens adorned with vibrant flowers. 

Alternatively, if you prefer a more urban vibe, we can capture stunning shots against charming streetscapes, adding a touch of modern elegance to your images. If you desire the utmost comfort and privacy, you are welcomed to come to our studio located in Old Bridge, NJ. For lifestyle and other approaches, we’re more than happy to bring our portable studio setup to your home, ensuring a personalized and convenient experience.

Let’s Capture the Magic of Your Pregnancy

Maternity photoshoots are about celebrating the beauty of pregnancy and the anticipation of new life. By knowing when to take maternity photos, booking your photographer early, and personalizing your session, you’ll create maternity pictures that reflect this special time.

Let Musen Photos help you document these precious moments.

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- L. (maternity and newborn sessions customer)

I had an extremely anxious pregnancy after my miscarriage, which is why I didn't reach out to you until so late, but you really went out of your way to accommodate and make it happen for me and my family. I'm so glad that I have all these photos of this special time in our lives and the captures of (our) brand new baby. I'll be forever grateful for the perfect moments you captured. Thank you again, so much."

"Hi Karen. Just wanted to really say thank you again for everything with our sessions. I could not be happier with how they both turned out."

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We have gotten many compliments from visiting guests. The photos you took are candid and captured true moments of joy. The product has amazing quality and yet very easy to install. I can’t wait to get another great collage for the upcoming family shoots. Thank you Karen.

"We absolutely loved the wall collage you designed for us. It has become the focal point of our great room"

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She listened to what type of photos we were looking to achieve and offered suggestions since she is in fact the professional! Karen was always very responsive if I had any questions leading up to the actual photo shoot and was an absolute pleasure to work with the day of our session. Everything went very smooth, and our proofs were delivered very quickly. After the selection process, our final images were delivered also very quickly and looked so amazing. We have received so many compliments and will be using Karen again in the future. I highly recommend MuSen Photography to anyone looking for quality professional photography!

"Karen was amazing to work with from the very beginning through to the delivery of our final photos"

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I hired her to do my daughters first birthday party photos and she captured the moment perfectly. I was so pleased with her work I hired her again to do a mother and daughters photo shoot for Mother’s Day. She NAILED IT one of the most beautiful photo shoots I have ever seen. Karen picked the location, lighting, told us how to pose her eye for perfection is beyond words she saw my vision and made it come true. She also was very easy to contact and communicate with. The turn over time to receive the photos was fast and easy. Karen is also very sweet it was truly a pleasure working with her.  I highly recommend her and if perfection is what you seek Karen is definitely the one.  I look forward to working with her again. Thank you so much Karen you rock .

"Karen is absolutely amazing."

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Truthfully from the beginning when we met in the diner to the very end of our day to stay to capture all of our memories. You were a pleasure to work with and we will be using you again for sure for our family photos and every event we have. I love most about you that your attention to details and making sure you get everything right and perfect for us. 

"Karen what can I say but you are fabulous"

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Once again I'm so grateful that you managed to squeeze us in and did such wonderful work with our newborn! We absolutely love the prints and can't wait to put them up around house! I can't wait to book you for his 1 year shoot!

"Hi Karen, thank you so much!"

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