Maternity photos are often overlooked and not considered important. To me this is one of the most magical experiences you can have in your life, and this moment deserves to be documented.
When should I schedule maternity photos?
I prefer to schedule your maternity session shortly after you've told friends and family the exciting news. This will give us plenty of time to find a great day that works well for both of us. Maternity photos are typically taken when you're showing – usually between 29 to 36 weeks (6 to 8 months) into your pregnancy. If your schedule does not allow for that, I will work with you on timing.
What should I consider when planning outfits for my maternity photos?
My biggest piece of advice is to wear something you feel both comfortable and beautiful in. Choose a top or dress that is form-fitting, enough to showcase your baby bump. Wear a supportive, nude colored, well-fitting bra. I know that breasts change during pregnancy, so pick up a new bra that fits great before our session to avoid discomfort. If you are having trouble, Pinterest is a wonderful inspiration source and I also have a few dresses in my studio wardrobe that you might like.
Does the photo session take place in a studio or on location?
One of the best parts about a maternity photo session with me is the fact that you can choose to have the session in my home studio in Antioch or we can go to a location. No matter what you choose, I will guide you through every step so you can enjoy this beautiful moment.
If you choose to have the session in your home or a location outdoors, it will be a “lifestyle” session. If you choose to have the session in my home studio, it will be a more “posed” session.
What is the process like?
All maternity sessions include a consultation where we will discuss your vision for your maternity photo shoot. I will learn from our conversation and create a session completely tailored to you. Once the session is booked, I will send you a guide filled with tips to prepare for your session.
What products do you offer?
I believe in the power of prints and with me you get the best of both worlds. I offer a beautiful image box that includes up to 20 matted images plus the digital files for safekeeping and social media sharing. I also offer wall art that will make your photos beautiful artwork for your home that features your family.
Let's photograph your journey. Contact me so we can get started!
Maternity, newborn and baby photographer serving Antioch, Walnut Creek, Lafayette, Orinda, Pleasant Hill, Moraga, Danville, Blackhawk, Alamo, Rossmoor, and beyond