Cape May Maternity and Baby Moon Photographer

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Lovecake Photography captured my first pregnancy and I still, 4.5 years later, look at them and think about how empowered I felt during our session. I normally am a fit person, but during pregnancy, especially my sons, I lost control of my body. This session not only gave me photos to remind me just how strong the woman’s body is, but it also showed me just how GORGEOUS it is to grow a life within side you. I highly recommend Annemarie in all your photographer needs! She’s kind, warm, and makes you feel flawless!
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Amanda V.
Mother of 2
lifestyle in home maternity session in sea isle new jersey

Struggling to find the perfect photographer to help you pose and make you look amazing? 


We get it! We are right there with you! 


Firstly, we have extensive training on poses that fit all different body types, gowns that either hug your curves or flowing dresses. Secondly, we show you how to hold your belly in the most flattering ways. Last but not least, we are with you every step of the way to make sure your maternity photo shoot is perfection!

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When to take maternity photos?

7th month or 27 to 31 weeks is ideal but every pregnancy is different especially when carrying more than one so your timeline could be a little sooner or a little later. We aim for a nice round visible bump. 

After your 7th month, swelling and discomfort is a common symptom of pregnancy. We want to make sure to still capture your beautiful belly but when you are most comfortable. 

This is why it is also important to contact us a few months in advance so we can tailor the time frame to your needs. 


Why you should take maternity photos!

Every BODY is beautiful.  

Celebrate what your body is capable of, the life you are building, the story you are creating.  

I wish I had photos of my mother when she was pregnant with me. Would I care what size she was or if she didn’t have the perfect complexion? No and your children won’t be looking at those things either, they will be looking at where it all started, and one fierce mama.   

These photos aren’t for anyone but you and your children. When it’s over… it’s over! You can not recreate these moments. You don’t want to have the regret. You will never regret having this time documented. We want you to look back on these photos and say “I did that!” I want you to feel the connection with your baby and intimacy with your partner.


Our Maternity Session Process


8 months pregnant mom inquiring for a maternity session in cape may new jersey


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behind the scenes for a maternity photoshoot in cape may new jersey


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Maternity session pricing

$600 includes:

Time to plan your session and location

Access to our client closet

Up to two outfit changes

Up to one hour session at the location of choice

20 digital images

8×8 photo album

Additional prints, products and digital images are available for purchase.

Don’t know what to wear? We got you covered! 

Check out our client closet where you are welcome to wear anything you like! We also guide you to pick the best dress for your body shape and complexion.

Annemarie did an amazing job with my maternity photos. The day that we decided to take them was extremely cold and windy on the beach but you would never be able to tell- that’s how good she is! It was nice to take a moment with my family to enjoy being pregnant and to be pampered in one of the Sew Trendy gowns. I highly recommend splurging a little to wear one, you won’t regret it!
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Grace C
Mother of 2
I wanted to thank you for the magic you created at my beach maternity session! Being pregnant with baby #4 (with my oldest kiddo only being 5 years old) is not the most glamorous experience most days. It’s easy to forget about myself and I rarely had a minute to reflect and focus on the short time I had that sweet babe to myself. But that’s exactly what your photo shoot gave me. The dresses were so incredibly comfortable and made me feel like a radiant mama-goddess the second I slipped them on. Your photos are the most beautiful keepsake for my last pregnancy and I am so grateful for the moments you captured.
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Rachael B
Mother of 4
Annemarie has captured both of my pregnancies in 2019 and 2021!! I am obsessed with my maternity pics. She is excellent and soooo creative. I highly recommend her.
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Kristina C
Mother of 2
Ready to book? Want more information? Have amazing ideas you want to incorporate? Let’s chat! Inquire below so we can plan it all out for you!

Why do maternity photos on your baby moon?

Celebrating your journey together while you prepare for the next chapter of your story is important. This is a moment that cannot be recreated, so why not capture it on your romantic getaway and take advantage of your romantic connection and that smitten look in your eyes. 

A maternity photo shoot during your baby moon is an opportunity for you and your partner to take a break and soak it all in, reminisce on the life you started, where it all began and where it’s headed…the story you are writing.

Only in town for a couple days and worried about weather? No problem, we can switch to the comfort of your own hotel room for a more intimate maternity session. One of our favorite spots is The Ashley Rose Bed and Breakfast and Lokal Hotel.

Where to do maternity pictures?

A sentimental location, spot that holds a special place in your heart, like the place you got engaged or the beach you grew up visiting are some amazing spots for your maternity pictures.

We help you plan all of it!

What kind of vibe do you like?  What speaks to you? Are you a beach/ocean person, woodsy, rustic? Where do you connect? 

We like to select locations based on what’s meaningful to you. Some examples that we love are Higbee Beach in Cape May because it provides such a variety in backdrops from woodsy to beach, Nauti Spirits Distillery in North Cape May for their farm feel, variety in the grounds through the seasons, Cape May Winery, Avalon pier and our secret spot that we only tell clients when they book. 

Tips for the perfect maternity photo shoot!

This is a day to celebrate YOU and to feel like the goddess you are. Get pampered mama, make a day out of it, book a massage, get a fresh mani/pedi and schedule hair and makeup. You will show up feeling refreshed, radiant and confident which will reflect in your beautiful smile. Need help finding a hair and makeup artist? We work with the best in Cape May County and can provide you with amazing references!

Let the client closet take the stress out of finding and paying extra for a dress you will never wear again. 

Once you decide to book with us, we will start the planning process for locations and gowns that would work best for your vibe!

Summer maternity session tips: 

Short sleeve gowns or sleeveless. accessorize with lighter shawls or kimonos. get playful in the ocean. 

Winter maternity photo tips:

Long sleeve gownsAccessorize for additional warmth with shawls, faux furs, kimonos or a blanket to wrap around you and your partner to get extra snuggly and cozy. The beaches along the shore can be very windy in the winter so non beach locations are ideal (however I know some secret spots that provide more shelter than others if the beach is where you belong.)

Lovecake Photography is a shore photographer that specializes in in home newborn photography and services Cape May, Brigantine, Cape May Courthouse, Wildwood, Sea Isle, Stone Harbor, Avalon, Strathmore, Corset’s inlet, Dennis Twp, Upper Twp, Fairfield, Woodbine, Palermo, Marmora, Ocean City, Somers point, Longport, Egg Harbor Twp, Cumberland, Weymouth, Bridgeton, Vineland, Margate, Atlantic City and more.