Pregnancy is one of the most momentous and joyous occasions in a woman’s life. For most of us it’s something we go through only a couple of times and each pregnancy is entirely different from the last. This is a time of joy and hope as we give over everything we’ve got to nurture this new life inside who we love fiercely even though we haven’t met them yet. But y’all, pregnancy is tough! Along with the anticipation and many celebrations comes a lot of discomfort, weight gain, and uncertainty. This is why I hold maternity session so near and dear to my heart. I love helping a mama take a day for herself to be pampered and remember that despite all of the unpleasant things associated with pregnancy, she is so incredibly strong and beautiful!!!
Each and every one of my maternity sessions is a bit different from the others because I focus on merging your personal style along with my photographic style. My style is timeless and focuses on celebrating your beautiful curves with creative lighting and a dramatic yet feminine feel. I utilize our studio wardrobe that includes couture maternity gowns as well as luxurious draping fabrics to compliment you, and create a wide variety of portraits for you to choose from. I want this process to be as enjoyable and stress free as possible so I am here to help you every step of the way from our initial phone consultation to the final delivery of your finished artwork.
So what can you expect your experience with me to be like?
Each session starts with a design consultation. This is a short meeting before booking your session to make sure I am the perfect fit for you as your photographer. I discuss styling at this time as well as my entire process, answer all of your questions, and show you samples of our gorgeous hand crafted heirloom portrait products. I am a firm believer that there is the perfect photographer for each client and I want to be sure that I’m that for you before you make a decision to book with me. If you do wish to book your session, we’ll do that at the end of your consultation by going over my contract and paying the booking fee.
On the day of your session you will arrive at the studio with hair and makeup ready (need recommendations on hair and makeup artists? I can help with that too) We’ll then spend about an hour and half creating a lot of beautiful looks for you. I do a lot in that time frame and it’s always a ton of fun!! Most of my clients choose to preserve their portraits in an heirloom album so I’m always striving to give you as much variety in your session as possible. Oh and I hear all the time “I’m not very photogenic” or “I don’t know how to pose”. Not to worry, I direct and demonstrate each and everything I ask you to do in front of the camera. Every mama I’ve photographed is an every day woman with no modeling experience. It’s my job to make you feel comfortable and look your very best! When we’re done shooting be sure to have your hubby take you out somewhere nice for dinner since you look so fabulous 😉
Within 2 weeks after shooting your session you’ll come back to the studio for your viewing appointment. I’m going to present approximately 30 images to you at this time then you’ll choose your favorite images. You’ll choose from collections combining print and digital products and our lovely selection of finished fine art wall pieces to preserve your memories for generations.
Once your finished artwork is finished and picked up you’ll have it enjoy every day and remember those little tummy flutters while you watch your little one grow! And it doesn’t stop there… don’t forget to document all of the tiny details of your newborn baby. They grow and change so very fast!