A maternity photo session is a beautiful way to celebrate your pregnancy and show off your growing baby bump. The session includes posed and candid photos of you, your partner, and any other children in a gorgeous outdoor location.
Pregnancy is a great time of anticipation leading up to a special life event. Maternity photos will capture your growing and changing family and remind you of this magical time when you grew a tiny human in your womb. Birthing a child is the most incredible and important thing a human can do. You're bringing forth life and creating a child that is part of you and your partner. Building a family is an exciting time!
Pregnant women often refer to themselves as fat. But you're not. You're pregnant, glowing, and beautiful! Getting your hair and makeup done and putting on a stylish outfit will transform your view of yourself. You will feel beautiful and empowered like the goddess you are.
These photos will be precious family heirlooms to pass down through the generations. I can't help but think of the movie The Family Stone. Meredith meets her boyfriend's family during the holidays. Everyone is staying in Everett's parents' house, and it's very clear no one likes her. But when it came time to exchange gifts, Meredith hands out identical boxes to every family member. When they open them, the room gets quiet and tears come to everyone's eyes. She made copies of a maternity photo, Everett's mother pregnant with his sister. In one scene, the entire family bonds, including the outcast Meredith. That illustrates the power of photographs.
Ideally, you want to have the largest, roundest belly possible. 30 to 34 weeks works well for my clients.
What if you're on bed rest, but still want those baby bump photos? No problem! I can come to your home. Have someone come over to help you with hair, makeup, and getting dressed. We can do beautiful images of you and your partner on your bed, on the couch, on a rug, in the nursery, etc. In-home lifestyle sessions are very intimate and special because they document your life.
My maternity packages include planning and styling. I will help you choose a location, a theme, a color scheme, and your wardrobe. I'm skilled with posing and lighting, so no need to pin photos to copy or worry about not looking good. I will show off your amazing curves in the most flattering way possible.
It's important that you choose a photographer with experience that you vibe with. You want to feel comfortable during the planning process and during your session. Here are some tips:
I will help you plan your wardrobe! Here are a few quick tips:
You will want to pack a bag to bring with you to your outdoor maternity session.
If you'd like to incorporate pets, be sure your dogs are trained and well-behaved. It's no fun chasing a puppy for a mile. Be sure to bring:
See more maternity photos on my blog! Pin them to your Pinterest board for inspiration.