We recommend that you schedule your maternity photo session when you are about 30-35 weeks or 7-8 months along. This way your belly will be more noticeably round but it’s not too heavy that you will experience any sort of discomfort.
There are a few things we suggest you bring to your maternity session just to facilitate a smooth and comfortable shoot. Having some water and snacks on hand is always a good idea, to keep the mom-to-be and baby a boost of energy. Be sure to bring a pair of comfy shoes to change into for casual photos and a jacket or a sweater since some of the locations tend to get cooler as the session progress. It is also very useful to have some touch-up makeup and hairspray with you.
When choosing an outfit to bring, we suggest something tight and stretchy to show off your beautiful baby bump.
No. We do not provide the fabric. But if you like this kind of look and style, we suggest searching on Amazon.com for their large selection of beautiful maternity dresses that is long enough to catch the wind. Another option would be to purchase a long silk fabric that matches your outfit/dress.
Props are not necessary, but they can be a great way to personalize your pictures. For instance, if you know the gender or name of your baby, you can bring colored balloons to announce the sex or blocks to spell out the name. Other great ideas are baby shoes, sonograms, etc.
When you call in to book your session(s), we can advise you on where to go to get the look you want. Our maternity locations are typically parks and beaches. We keep maternity session to one location in order to maximize our time and to allow for a more comfortable experience for the mother-to-be. Please also be aware when choosing your location type that specific beaches require climbing up and down stairs, steep slopes, and sometimes rocks. Keep in mind the outdoor locations are always changing with the seasons/weather.
All retouching is included in the price of your package! Please be sure to let us know if there are specific things you want to be retouched so that we can make note of that.