Maternity sessions are a beautiful way to document an incredible time in your life. Choosing to take maternity photos will give you a lifetime of memories for you and your family to cherish for years to come, and with a professional photographer, these images will be extraordinary. For frequently asked questions about your maternity session, please read below.
How many weeks is ideal for a maternity session?
Maternity sessions are typically done between 29 and 36 weeks – while your bump is round and visible, but not too heavy and uncomfortable! Since the timing is different for everyone, we recommend that you don’t wait too long, because you never know when your baby will get here!
How soon should I schedule my session?
It’s never too early to schedule your maternity session. Sometimes we can accommodate last minute requests, but we recommend a 4-6 week notice. If you would like a weekend session, please be advised that I only work TWO Sundays a month and never on Saturdays.
Where does the session take place?
Typically sessions take place outdoors for a beautiful natural look. I do offer in studio sessions in my Brooklyn home studio in the event the weather is too cold.
Does time of day matter when scheduling a maternity shoot?
Yes. Outdoor maternity sessions are best photographed two hours before sunset.
What does the price of maternity package include?
All maternity packages include:
– Initial consultation via phone or email
– Professional post-processing and artistic retouching of the images
– Final retouched digital images in high-res
– Unlimited personal use copyright license
Can my parent or child be in the pictures?
Absolutely! Your partner is welcome and encouraged to join. If you are bringing your child or children, please bring someone to help keep them occupied. Please note: family images with children require more time, and you might need a longer session.
How do I prepare for the session?
– Get a manicure/pedicure a day or two in advance.
– Style your hair and do your makeup.
If you need professional hair and makeup services, please let me know before your session and I can arrange it for you.
What should I wear for my maternity session?
After you book your maternity session, we will send you the ‘What to Wear Guide‘ so you can have an idea of what to bring. I recommend colors that are pastel or neutral and soft tones such as cream, blush, beige, light yellow, light pink, etc.
Some of popular clothing items are:
– Bandeau tops with a long skirt
– Form fitting dresses
– Flowy maxi dresses
– Statement necklaces
Should I be concerned about extra weight and stretch marks?
We want you to feel beautiful and relaxed during your photography experience, and we want you to treasure your final images, too. Professional retouching is included in your session, so you don’t have to worry about any imperfections such as blemishes, stretch marks, and certain body contours.
This is my first studio photography experience. Will you guide me and help me pose?
You are in good hands! I want to make sure that you will have the best selection of artistic images. I understand that you may be concerned about stretch marks and feel a little bigger, so removing any blemishes or stretch marks through expert retouching is all part of the process. Just let me know what your concern is and I’ll take care of it for you.
What is the turnaround time?
It typically takes 3-4 weeks to finish working on the images. You will be notified when your online gallery is ready.
Will my final images be in color or b&w?
Both! All of your final color images will also have black and white duplicates so that you have the freedom to choose the style that you prefer when making your own prints or displaying and sharing your images.
Can I purchase prints/album from you?
Absolutely. If you wish to order additional products, you can order prints a la carte with no purchase minimum.
Do you offer maternity and newborn combo packages?
Most definitely! If you book a newborn session with me you get a discounted maternity session. You pay for a newborn session and a maternity session at once.
What payments do you accept?
We accept PayPal, QuickChase, checks (with ID) and cash.