Maternity photography has gained popularity over the years, and it is one of my most requested sessions. Pregnancy is full of surprises and challenges. With all the changes your body is going through, you may be hesitant about taking maternity portraits. However, the right photographer can make the process a completely enjoyable experience.
I bring my contemporary romantic style to your portraits and make you look your best! With knowledge of how to use comfortable poses, artful lighting, custom designed dresses, and careful retouching, the final images will showcase the best of your natural beauty. When created appropriately, your maternity photographs will flatter your pregnant body and help you to feel a renewed sense of wonder and appreciation for the journey. You may be surprised at how much you’ll treasure these photographs.
Your session should be scheduled for around your 30th week of pregnancy. A $150 booking fee will book your appointment. If you want pictures on location the booking fee is $300. Digital files and products are sold separately. If you are traveling somewhere for vacation and want pictures done there click here to see more about Babymoon Sessions.
Session includes 4 family members after that there will be an extra fee per person. I only schedule a few maternity sessions per month so be sure to book your session early to reserve your date. This session is one hour of coverage with choice of outdoor or indoor photos. This session can be purchased as a full session or an add on to your newborn purchase as a mini package… and yes I provide tons of dresses to choose from.
I know that not everyone wants to display maternity photos in their home but that doesn’t mean they are not memories you want to capture. Many mothers buy albums to look back at and can later show their children. Don’t miss out on a opportunity that you will never get back because you “can’t find something to wear” or “I just don’t have time”. All dresses shown are available plus many other colors and styles so if you have something in mind please ask me. We have something for everyone!
Don’t miss out on this special time in your life.
Questions? We have the answers…
Why should I get Maternity photos taken
Pregnancy is more than just watching your belly grow. It is a journey that brings you from woman to a mom. Pregnancy is a learning experience; a physically and mentally changing one. Sure there some not-so-good days where you complain about your swollen feet that you can’t even see, sleepless nights because you just can’t get comfy, or those fun frequent trips to the ladies room, but the moment your eyes meet with your little one, who even remembers all that other stuff? The moments you want to remember are feeling your baby move and grow and how amazing you felt on the good days. A great way to remember this is to capture it in photographs. Portraits are meant to bring you back to that time in your life when they were taken. The photos are for you but all kids want to see a picture of their mom when they were pregnant with them. Those photos will be priceless for your children.
Can my partner be in the photos?
Yes, of course! Dad and your other kids may join the shoot as well. This is a time of celebration in a family, which I love to document.
How do I prepare for the session?
Not too much preparation is required on your part, but here are some pointers. The day of the shoot, don’t wear tight clothing, regular bras or other constricting bands; this will avoid marks on your skin. Strapless bras usually work the best and nude underware. Steer clear of salt the day before and day of your shoot to prevent bloating. Drink plenty of water and get a good night’s rest before your shoot. Have nails manicured because hands are often on your belly. I will take care of everything else!
Will it be in Studio or Outside?
You have the choice of either coming to the studio and getting photos or going to a location that you would like to meet. There is only time for one or the other but we can always setup two appointments if you would like to do both. On location booking fee is $300 in studio is $100.
What do I wear and what about makeup?
I am here to help you choose appropriate wardrobe and accessories. We go over all the details of what you are looking for when we do our pre-consult. I also have different fabrics to drape for those moms that want to do something more artistic. The top of this page shows only a few of my favorites but there are over 50 dresses to choose from in different colors and styles. Regardless of what type of session you decide on I promise you will have fun and look beautiful! As far as makeup, many women prefer a natural look for maternity photos but you can be as glam as you are comfortable with. If you need help finding a makeup artist please let me know.
Why is the booking fee a separate charge from the products order?
Your booking fee is the cost for your 1 hour in the studio. It gets you access to the entire collection of maternity dresses and accessories. You also get a pre-session phone consultation to go over how you want your photos to look. We also edit your 20-25 proof images before your ordering appointment. Your second appt is where you decide on which digital files you would like to purchase and what art you would like to add to make your custom package.