I am originally from Brazil where maternity photography has been in demand for decades and when I became pregnant 8 years ago I was surprised it was not so popular here in the USA. As a Brazilian, of course I wanted pictures so I went to JC Penny because after all my first job in life was at JC Penny Portrait Studio. At the time they only gave you 25 frames to shoot so I did bring some props and my own posing ideas. They loved one image so much they ordered for their sample book and who knows maybe a photo of me and Max is still at the East Brunswick Square Mall. Funny thing is when I started my photography business 2 years after that, I secretly thought I could be a Celebrity Maternity Photographer.
Now enough with the chatter, lets chat SEO keywords for Maternity Photographers!
As I said before once of the mistakes I see photographers making with their SEO is that they think like a photographer and not like a client and use industry related words. So one trick is to step back and think of the simplest form of saying the kind of photography you do. When a client wants to get ideas for any type of photo sessions, they are actually not searching for the most part ideas for photo sessions or ideas for maternity portraits. What I have discovered instead they search ” photos of pregnancy pictures” “photos of maternity pictures”. Why? Because usually they have never done this before and they don’t know how to describe what they are looking for. Your goal should be to be found under google images so when they look for ideas, your gorgeous work comes up.
So remember the simple rules of blogging. 1) keep one main idea per blog which means don’t mix more than one keyword in renaming your images and if its a maternity shoot don’t mention their engagement or wedding so keep it relatable to the main idea. 2) rename your photos to that one main idea 3) fill out your title, alt tag and description. Last but not least be a resource and provide great content/information for the mom to be. Think about questions moms to be may have about being photographed while having a baby bump? and other related maternity topics. If you are looking to get into maternity photographer and don’t have portfolio to blog about or rename then do a preggie model call and get a bunch of pregnant women together and they can also refer you in future.
So here are they keyword suggestions for maternity photography:
- pregnancy photos
- pregnancy photography
- pregnancy photo ideas
- pregnancy photographers
- where to get pregnancy photos taken
- maternity photo ideas
- professional maternity photos
Have you had success with some other maternity photography keywords ? I would love to hear more.
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