First of all, CONGRATULATIONS! Whether this is your first baby, or your fourth baby, pregnancy is such a magical time! Now, I know what you are thinking, "I feel like a Moose" (and yes, I had this beautiful mama tell me she felt that way, but p.s, as you can see, she is absolutely gorgeous!). This is a time in your life that you will most definitely want to capture and cherish, even if you may feel like a Moose.
I wanted to quickly address some Frequently Asked Questions if you are considering booking a session with me!
When should I schedule maternity photos?
As a general rule of thumb, I like 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 -- generally much later in pregnancy around 7 to 9 months!
How many outfits should I bring to my maternity session?
Two to four outfits for your maternity session is a good number to bring, but bring AS MANY as you would like. There is no limit! I like to always have at least two for variety's sake, but whether you want to wear more than that is up to you. I always recommend bringing a backup outfit or two just in case you're not "feeling" the outfit you'd planned to wear.
What should I consider when planning maternity outfits?
My biggest piece of advice is to wear something you feel both comfortable and beautiful in. My second piece of advice is for you to choose a non-black or white top that is form-fitting enough to showcase your baby bump. Lastly, wear a supportive, well-fitting bra. Between us ladies, I know that breasts change a lot during pregnancy, so pick up a new bra that fits immaculately before our session to avoid discomfort and any lumps or bumps!
Where do we take the photographs?
Wherever you would like! I have a variety of beautiful parks that I like to frequent and can suggest. Want to do an intimate at home newborn session? I am totally down! Do you have a specific park or location in mind? Let's go there!
Can my partner or child be in the photographs, too?
Of course! I love incorporating mom, dad and your other children into our session photos. While in most cases you and dad will be the stars of the day, I believe it's so important to have several photographs with the entire family!
Got more questions!? I have more answers! Please feel free to reach out!