When should I schedule maternity photos?
As a general rule of thumb, I like to schedule your maternity session shortly after you've told friends and family the exciting news! This will give us plenty of time to find a great day that works well for both of us. Maternity photos are typically taken when you're showing -- generally around 34 to 36 weeks into your pregnancy.
What should I consider when planning maternity outfits?
My biggest piece of advice is to wear something you feel both comfortable and beautiful in. My second piece of advice is for you to choose something form-fitting enough to showcase your baby bump. Lastly, wear a supportive, well-fitting bra. Between us ladies, I know that breasts change a lot during pregnancy, so pick up a new bra that fits immaculately before our session to avoid discomfort and any lumps or bumps!
Visit my Gown Closet:
Save some worry and come see what I have inside. I understand it can be hard to shop for yourself right now. You want something to make you feel comfortable and beautiful. With a new body to become accustomed to, it might feel nerve-racking. The outfits I have are flattering to every shape, every little (or big!) bump.
The closet features over 25 maternity gowns ranging in sizes so that every mom has an option to pick from. This is entirely complimentary to you! Trust me. I get it., adding one more thing to you list of to do’s is just too much. Before your session, we will consult and schedule a time for you to come in and try on and select the gown of your liking. This way, it saves you from the hassle of losing any session time. Typically, we do this a couple weeks before your photo shoot so I can steam, press, and have your outfit set to go!
Where do we take the photographs?
Where we take photographs depends on the type of session we're shooting. For maternity sessions, I like to do on-location, outdoor photographs that let us maximize our access to natural light. This can be in a beautiful preservers with open fields, at the beach, a quaint park, in the woods or even in urban settings.
Can my partner or child be in the photographs, too?
Of course! I love incorporating mom, dad and your other children into our session photos. While in most cases you will be the stars of the day, I believe it's so important to have several photographs with the entire family.
Planning The Perfect Shoot For You.
I offer two session styles. A candid “day-in-the-life” themed Lifestyle Session shot in your home, and a posed Studio Session where it’s all about baby! Both result in beautiful images you will love for a lifetime.
Lifestyle Session. You And Your Baby At Home.
Capturing the emotional connection between you and your baby in your own home is what a Lifestyle Session is all about. Candid, casual, and intimate — a Lifestyle Session is an unscripted glimpse of you, your family, and your baby together — each of you sharing those first precious moments. It’s a memorable way to document this important milestone in your life.
Studio Session. Dream Baby.
Your happy, sleepy baby is the star of this session. While your baby dreams, I create perfectly composed, cuddly works of art. The creative options are nearly endless with a wide range of props — sumptuous blankets, knitted throws, adorable little caps and crowns, and one cuddly, slumbering baby. Mom, Dad, siblings, and even pets can also be accommodated.
WHEN SHOULD I BOOK?
It’s best to schedule your session within 2-3 months of your due date. Once your new baby arrives, we’ll firm up your session date. Newborn sessions MUST take place within the first 14 days of arrival.
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