Maternity sessions are meant to be laid back and comfortable. Sessions generally last 60-90 minutes. I have found that the best time to shoot these sessions is from about 30-36 weeks, but of course they can be done right up until your due date. During this time is when I find that the belly is just the right size to be nice and round without being too uncomfortable.
I currently offer two basic options for maternity sessions. First is a session held in the comfort of your own home. These are the session that allow for a little more skin showing as well as incorporating more of your own environment in a lifestyle session. We can get those beautiful shots with wraps, lingerie and the like in addition to photographing you in your own comfort zone – your home. We will also use the elements of your home to create a very personalized session.
The second option is to have an outdoor, on-location session. These sessions are fantastic for those who want to be photographed in a beautiful or fun location. The options are endless with this type of session and regardless of which type of session you choose, you will receive gorgeous, unique and personal images tailored to who you are.
WHAT TO WEAR
You will want to choose clothing items that accent your growing belly, but don’t compete with your beautiful form in your photos. Neutral colors, light, sheer fabrics, form fitting dresses, crop tops, and flowy skirts provide the perfect complement to your bump. I encourage you to contact me if you need some help deciding on what to wear, I’ve even been known to go on a shopping trip with a mama-to-be to find the perfect clothes. Also, thinking outside the box is important. Just because you’re pregnant doesn’t mean you have to wear maternity clothes.
INCLUDING YOUR PARTNER
I strongly encourage your significant other to be a part of this session. Maternity photo sessions can be an incredibly beautiful bonding experience for daddy-to-be as well. Also, having a familiar face at your session can help you loosen up a bit and feel more comfortable.
In keeping with documenting the connections and dynamics of your family, I strongly encourage older siblings to participate in sessions as well. Of course the purpose of this session is to showcase your beautiful pregnant belly, but we also want to include any other aspects of your life that are important to your journey into motherhood.
If you would like more information or want to book a maternity session please fill out the contact form.