A maternity session is designed to celebrate and document the precious new life growing within. This is one of my favorite sessions as it is a combination of glamour, beautiful belly and romance. The maternity session will take place at a outdoor location of your choice. Some favorites include a local beach or natural field shortly before sunset, one of the many gorgeous parks, gardens or wooded areas in our beautiful city.
These photos will help your children to know how proud you were to be their mother and what a privilege carrying them was. And to help you feel extra beautiful, hair and make up is available as an upgrade to your session! Just ask!
When To Book:
Maternity sessions are very special and I only book them with the LUXURY Package. At around 30 to 33 weeks pregnant is perfect time for photos for most moms to be. This is a time frame where your beautiful belly is of ample size yet you’re not as “puffy” and uncomfortable as you may be in your last 4 to 6 weeks. Though I have shot maternity sessions up close to delivery with beautiful results, feedback from expecting moms has encouraged me to advise clients towards the earlier side where mamas-to-be are feeling their best and are more comfortable than they may be later.
WHAT DO I WEAR?
It's easily the most popular question I get!!
First and foremost, wear what is most comfortable and most “you”. Clothing for maternity and couples maternity photography shoots should be tight-fitting around the belly. Loose and baggy shirts will only hide that adorable belly we are trying to show off! Tight-fitting tank tops, button down shirts that can be tied or unbuttoned above the belly, and maxi dresses are always great suggestions.
Keep clothing selections for maternity portraits simple. Too many stripes and busy patterns can hide the stomach or detract attention away from it. Instead, stick with solid colors. Think about adding punch with a trendy necklace or earrings, or perhaps a pop of color with a cardigan or a cute scarf! Also, when you layer, we can change the look simply by adding or removing a layer. I notice many of my clients hang images from their maternity session in their baby's nursery. If this is the case with you, you may wish to dress in colors that will compliment the colors you've chosen in that room.
If you have ANY questions about what to wear, need helping picking between two outfits, or just want to share your ideas for a second opinion...I am happy to help. Feel free to take a picture and send it my way!