What can be more beautiful than bringing a child into the world? Your child!
I am so excited every time I am chosen to document a mother during this amazing time. Maternity photos capture that beautiful journey and the experience of carrying your future little one into life. These are some of my all-time favorite sessions! There is just something magical about an expectant mother getting ready to have her baby. I love using creativity to make sure your maternity art will be something that showcases your individual beauty in a way that appeals to you personally.
Maternity sessions usually take place between 30 and 36 weeks, depending on how much you are showing and if this is your first pregnancy. First pregnancies don’t usually show as soon as later pregnancies, so we recommend that first-time pregnancies take place closer to 34-36 weeks, while 2nd or more pregnancies can take place sooner. We want to make sure your bump is fully formed when doing your session – the fuller the better. The worst of the swelling doesn’t usually set in until the last month, and swelling can be minimized during retouching if it’s something you are concerned about. Outdoor maternity sessions are scheduled in the evenings, about 90 minutes before sunset. Indoor studio sessions can take place any time of day.
We do recommend contacting us 2-3 months in advance, however, we may still be able to fit you in for a last minute session so it never hurts to inquire. When you book your session, you will be given a contract that will explain what to expect and a questionnaire so that you can customize the session to your style. I do have a general workflow of poses I use, but I am always open to requests. Your session will typically last 45 to 90 minutes, depending on location (amount of walking involved) and amount of outfits. There are many locations to choose from when it comes to your maternity session, and once you book your session we will go over all your options. We also have maternity gowns available for you to use and will send you other tips and recommendations for what to wear. We have a huge selection of gown colors and styles to make your session perfect and to help you ‘glow’ even more than you already do for your session. And don’t worry, they are stretchy so they will all fit you! I promise! Yes, dad and sibling and pets can join in. We will help you select clothing for your entire family to help create that perfect flow of color and style. We even have hair bow for the puppies! We do suggest having your hair and makeup professionally done and can send recommendations for artists.
Don’t think you are photogenic? No worries! We will fully direct you on posing so you won’t feel awkward, even if you don’t have experience in front of the camera. We pride ourselves on bringing out the natural beauty in each and every individual.