You’re all aglow, mommy-to-be! This is a time to be proud of your amazing, strong & beautiful body. You’ll look back on these days with a heart full of joy, and having beautiful photographs makes those memories all the more special.
We recommend scheduling your session for 6-8 weeks before your due date. At this point, your bump is nice and round and you’re usually still feeling pretty good. Avoid tight-fitting clothing and elastics against the skin for several hours prior to the photo session. Since you will be bearing your belly and other areas, you do not want undergarment dents or lines to blemish your skin’s smooth appearance. Moisturizer is a wonderful thing. Pay close attention to elbows, knees and heels. Tidy nails and hair are a must. Some women prefer to have their hair or make-up done professionally, but it’s all up to you.
Your wardrobe may consist of anything you feel confident and comfortable in, but not tent-like. This is your moment to show off what you’ve got and let that baby belly be seen! Suggestions include snug tops that will accentuate your maternal curves, wraps, tank tops and jeans. Black or solid colors are ideal. Avoid bold patterns, which camouflage the belly. Partial nude or “skin” photos are often part of our maternity sessions. We will discuss exactly what you’re looking for and what you’re comfortable with.
If you have any baby items you’ve received that you want to include in the session, bring them along. Shoes, sweet little baby toys, baby books and ultrasound pictures can be worked nicely into the photos. Excessive jewelry is discouraged, you’ll want your beauty and mommy-to-be glow stand for themselves. Some women want to include their partner or other children in photographs, others prefer to do the session alone. We’re happy to accommodate your wishes.
The abbreviated "Sweet & Simple" Maternity Mini sessions are held at our indoor studio location - or offsite with a $50 travel fee. Regular Maternity sessions can be held at our studio and/or courtyard, your home or another local outdoor location.
Pricing & Collection Options
Sessions require a $200 deposit. Bundle your Newborn session in advance along with your Maternity session and receive our special "Sweet & Simple" Maternity Mini pricing for $350 (10 high-resolution digital files with print release). Non-bundled regular Maternity sessions can be purchased off of our Standard Session pricing menu.