It is never too early to schedule your maternity shoot. We typically book our sessions 3-4 months out, and if you need a weekend appointment or require any kind of traveling, you should try to book as soon as you find out you’re expecting!
Maternity photos look best when you are 7 or 8 months pregnant, so that you have a full belly. Keep in mind that the closer you get to your due date, you might begin to get swollen in the face and feet, and a photo shoot might be a little uncomfortable to do.
There is nothing more beautiful than a glowing mama-to-be. I know that you might be worried about stretch marks and feel wide all over, so I always use the most flattering poses, camera angles, and include photo retouching for any blemishes or stretch marks complimentary with your session. Just tell us what you’re worried about beforehand and we’ll take care of it.
Your bump should be the star of your maternity photos, so we recommend you wear form-fitting comfortable clothing and keep accessories simple. We have a collection of skirts, bandeaus, dresses and tops that are available for you to rent, and can also recommend several online shops if you tell us what style you’re drawn towards.
Yes, many of our clients book hairstylists and makeup artists to meet them at our studio an hour before their shoot. While we set up, you can get dolled up!
Newborn sessions are best if done within the first 7-10 days after birth, since your baby will probably be fast asleep during most of the day and easy to pose. In order to make sure we can accommodate you during this small window, please contact us at least three months before your due date to book a tentative date, and then once again after you give birth to confirm the best possible time.
You don’t have to bring anything for the session, unless there is a specific toy or outfit you’d like to have in the photos. We provide all the props and outfits for your newborn.
You should bring anything your baby needs during a four-hour timeframe. We recommend you bring pacifiers (a must, even if you don’t normally give one to your baby), diapers, lots of milk (if you are breastfeeding, bring any necessary pillows to feed or if you are giving formula, please bring at least 2-3 more bottles), and soft blankets that won’t mark your baby’s skin.