I recommend booking a maternity session as early as possible, preferably by the 20th week of pregnancy to ensure availability. contact me to book!
The connection with your baby begins long before their arrival and a maternity session is the perfect way to remember that. I love to capture the excitement of soon-to-be older siblings as well as the heartfelt connection between parents with a soft and simple, yet romantic approach.
I provide a thoughtful and luxurious portrait experience for the busy, expectant mom that allows you to focus on the moment rather than the details and stress of planning. The expansive studio wardrobe was carefully curated so that every mom is sure to find a perfect dress to flatter growing bellies and changing bodies. On site hair and makeup is available for an additional fee to truly make you feel beautiful and pampered. On the day of your session you get to show up and let us take care of the rest!
Maternity sessions are relaxed and intimate, focusing on the wonder of pregnancy and beauty of new life.
I help you create heirloom artwork that will be treasured for generations to come
The process begins when you fill out my contact form HERE with some basic info. You will receive a timely response followed by detailed investment information with the option for a phone or in-studio consult. My goal is to provide detailed information on what you can expect throughout the process and answer any questions you have prior to booking, as well as along the way. I look forward to discussing how I can serve you!
This complimentary consultation can be done over the phone, FaceTime or in-person at the studio. Coming to my studio allows you to see everything in person including my client wardrobe and props, learn about my safety and infection control policies and allows time for all of your questions. I also get to learn more about you and your vision for your session so that I can better serve you and your family.
Once you are ready to book, you will pay the retainer and sign a client agreement to secure your session/due date on my calendar. I provide detailed information along the way to help the process go smoothly and ensure that you feel prepared and excited. You will receive a questionnaire just prior to the session that helps me prepare the studio for the day of based on your preferences. My client wardrobe is available to utilize which eliminates the need for shopping, trying on, returning and unnecessary stress on your end.
Sessions take place at my spacious and private studio where you are invited to come in and relax while the magic happens! My client wardrobe is available to utilize during your session as well as a private dressing room. Everything is prepared in advance for you, there is a cozy sitting area with snacks and refreshments as well as WiFi. Professional on-site hair and makeup is available for an added fee. All sessions are designed so you can just show up and we take care of the rest!
A sneak peek (or two!) from your session will be shared on my social media pages within two weeks of the session. You are welcome to like, re-post and share them for your family and friends to enjoy! Four weeks after your session, you will receive a downloadable gallery of the fully retouched, beautiful images from your session. Additional images will be available for purchase through my exclusive online shop.
When you receive your final image gallery you will get exclusive access to my online shop to spend your print credit. I work exclusively with professional print labs in order to provide the highest quality products for my clients. I will help you along the way in deciding on what heirloom items would work best for your personal style, home decor and needs. Trust me when I say that you want your memories displayed inside of your home, not just on a hard drive or smart phones!
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I AM NOT SURE IF I WANT TO DO A MATERNITY SESSION?
I totally get it! Pregnancy is a time when our bodies are growing and changing and we may feel unsure about capturing this time. More often than not, I hear clients who say that they wish they would have chosen to document their pregnancy because it was a precious milestone they can never get back. During the session, I am sure to help with styling and guide the posing in a way that is flattering and makes you feel radiant and beautiful.
WHAT SHOULD I WEAR?
I have curated a wardrobe collection of beautiful, flattering gowns for expectant moms that I encourage my clients to utilize. You are more than welcome to bring any wardrobe items of your own as well! Wardrobe is the most important part of these sessions and we work closely together in planning your session and ensuring that you feel confident and beautiful. There is also wardrobe options for dads and siblings that you are more than welcome to use. All clients will receive a prep-guide prior to the session with personal styling tips of colors and prints that I have found photograph best.
CAN MY HUSBAND AND OTHER CHILDREN COME TO THE MATERNITY SESSION?
Absolutely! This is an important time for your entire growing family. Husbands and other children are more than welcomed and encouraged to attend!
IS HAIR AND MAKEUP INCLUDED?
Hair and makeup is not included in my Collections. I have an amazing artist who is available to do professional hair and makeup at the studio prior to your session for $150. I strongly encourage all of my clients to add on this service to not only feel pampered and beautiful but also give that extra 'wow' to your final images!
HOW LONG AFTER THE SESSION UNTIL I SEE MY PHOTOS?
A sneak peek (or two!) will be posted on my social media pages within two weeks of the session. Your final downloadable gallery will be delivered via e-mail four weeks after your session along with access to my online shop of fine-art prints and professional products. It is through this exclusive shop where you will be able to spend your print credit. All of my Collections include a set number of digital images and a print credit. Additional digital images may be purchased through online shop.
DO YOU OFFER DISCOUNTS FOR BOOKING THE MATERNITY + NEWBORN SESSIONS TOGETHER?
Yes! Studio Maternity can be added on to any booked newborn session at a discounted rate. If you plan to do more than one session, I also offer a 'Baby's First Year Collective' which offers huge savings and includes 4 sessions done within 18 months and is perfect for bump to baby to that special first birthday!
Please contact me HERE to find out more info or with any specific questions!