If you're like a lot of the soon-to-be-mothers I meet, you may be a little camera shy right now. Especially when you're seven to nine months pregnant. And who can blame you! After all, your body has changed over the last several months, your baby is sitting low and you probably feel uncomfortable even walking from the kitchen to the living room sofa. Believe me, with two kids of my own, I can absolutely relate.
Let me tell you something, though. You are beautiful. And every single picture we take together will showcase the beauty of you creating a new little life. You are a superwomen and deserve to capture this moment in time. It may feel like a lifetime, but it really goes by so quickly. These thoughtful, artistic maternity photos of you will be treasured by you, your significant other, your friends and family and, yes, your unborn child,forever.
In your maternity shoot, we'll take a variety of photographs of you in different poses. As long as you're comfortable, we'll get photographs of you laying down, sitting, standing and leaning. So no need to worry, it will be your day and your special time to capture the beauty of your pregnancy.
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 30-34 weeks into your pregnancy.
What should I wear?
I have many beautiful maternity gowns to wear in a variety of colors, styles, and fit most. If you choose, you can also bring something that you'd like to wear. 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 a non black or white top that is 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!
Where do we take the photographs?
Where we take photographs depends on the type of session we're shooting. For maternity, I like to do on-location, outdoor photographs that let us maximize our access to natural light. This can be in a beautiful field, 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 and dad will be the stars of the day, I believe it's so important to have some photographs with the entire family.
Investment for Maternity sessions start at $150. Contact me today for pricing and package details.