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Your Maternity Photo Session - Walnut Creek Maternity Photographer

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.

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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.

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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 Walnut Creek 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.

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Maternity, newborn and baby photographer serving Walnut Creek, Lafayette, Orinda, Pleasant Hill, Moraga, Danville, Blackhawk, Alamo, Rossmoor, and beyond

Your Newborn and Baby Photo Session - Walnut Creek Newborn Photographer
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Those first few weeks after your child is born are life changing. It's as if your whole world has opened up and you've discovered that life wasn't as bright or colorful before your baby entered the world.

I want to capture what you're feeling. I want you to remember each precious moment as you welcome your baby to the world. Those are moments so precious that you can't even describe them with words. People say that a picture is worth a thousand words, but when the photos are of your brand new addition to the family, they are worth far more.

What will be captured?

In addition to photographs of the family together, my newborn sessions also include a series of photographs taken of just your baby. For example, details like their little feet, beautiful tiny hands, that button nose and tuft of fluffy hair. In addition to the details, I'll also photograph your newborn resting peacefully. Perhaps in a cozy, comfortable nook or on top of the blanket he'll/she’ll sleep with for years to come. My camera knows no bounds.

What is your style?

Deciding what type of style you want will ensure that you get the newborn pictures that you want. There are two main styles that I focus on. You can do a mix or one or the other.

Lifestyle: The easiest way to describe lifestyle newborn photos is by calling it “a day in the life”. I arrive at your home with my camera and capture the tiny moments that happen in your new life with your baby. Think of snuggling in the couch with your baby or even giving your baby a bath. I will be there to capture the beauty of this new journey.

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Posed: The posed sessions take place in my home studio in Walnut Creek and have more of a clean studio feel. Your baby will be safely posed in my posing bag and we will go through a beautiful set of poses to create timeless images. We will also include images of the whole family together that will focus on the connection and love between you.

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Where is your studio? Can you come to us?

I know you're going to be exhausted. One of the best parts about a newborn photo session with me is the fact that you can choose to have the session in my home studio in Walnut Creek or I can go to you! 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, it will be a “lifestyle” session. If you choose to have the session in my home studio, it will be a “posed” session. The emphasis is on your newborn, but I also encourage you to exist in photos for your baby. These images will be priceless to your baby.

When should I schedule the newborn or baby photo session?

The earlier the better! It is best to schedule the session around your 6th month of pregnancy to secure the session date and plan everything so we are ready when baby arrives. The best time for newborn photos is between 4 and 14 days of being born. This timeframe allows me to capture that “curly” look. While beautiful images can be captured at any stage newborn photos should be captured before 6 weeks. Keep in mind that once beyond those first 14 days I will not be able to get the sleepy, curled poses.

The first year flies by fast which is why after the newborn stage, I recommend doing the baby plan to document their growth and have the full experience of your baby’s first year. Contact me so we can talk about all the packages available to capture the journey.

What can you expect from me?

My baby photography style can be described as simple, timeless and genuine. I love to keep newborn photos simple, without overpowering them with props. I want your images to resemble your true selves. Raw connection, emotion, and being in the moment is what drives my heart to capture images that will become part of your family legacy.

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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.

How do I prepare for my session?

All newborn sessions are tailored specifically to you and your baby and include a consultation session. We will discuss ideas on style, colors, and wardrobe. I will work closely with you and learn from your ideas and expectations to make sure that you will have a newborn photo session that you will love. Once your session is booked, I will send you a Newborn Guide with plenty of tips on how to prepare for your baby’s first photo session.

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Contact me so we can get started! 

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Maternity, newborn and baby photographer serving Walnut Creek, Lafayette, Orinda, Pleasant Hill, Moraga, Danville, Blackhawk, Alamo, Rossmoor, and beyond