Maternity Photography information
(Englewood . Manasota Key . Boca Grande)
When is the best time for a maternity session?
Maternity Photography is best done between your 7th, 8th and if you feel up to the challenge yes 9th month as well. If you are carrying multiples, close to 6-7 months. Although this may feel a bit late to you, we want to have that perfect bump showing for your session!
Im not sure I want to do a maternity session and worried I don't know how to pose, Im not sure I feel up to it?
I totally understand, and you are not alone. I hear from plenty of mom’s to be who wish they would have documented their pregnancy after the baby was born, so they had heirloom imagery to pass down to their children. During our session I will pose you every single step of the way. I’ll tell you where to look, adjust your hair placement, you will never not know what to do or how to achieve the look in my images - that's what Im there for!
What do I wear to a maternity session?
I like my clients to freely choose to wear their own wardrobe as I believe this is part of who they are. Wardrobe is however key in a photo session, and it should be valued important to make the best of your investment. That is why we will work closely together in helping you feel confident and prepared picking out the best outfit. I love dresses in maternity sessions, and recommend all my clients to wear them. Exposed belly is also nice paired with some sheer flowy fabrics. In your maternity session you will get two or three looks to photograph in. Prior to your session, a sample gallery will be sent to help you get an idea of what items you could wear the day of your session.
Can my partner and other children join me for the maternity session?
Of course! Your better half is always welcome, and children are encouraged to participate in your maternity session as well. Not only is this a special time in your life, but theirs as well.
Where do maternity sessions take place?
Maternity photography sessions take place in either our natural light studio or on location near Englewood FL, most often we pick Manasota Key (Blind Pass) beach, or Boca Grande near the Lighthouse. For a more intimate and glamorous feel, I recommend the studio. For a more candid, natural and scenic feel, I recommend on locations sessions. If you are un-sure where you want to do your session, we can discuss to see what will work best for you.
How many pictures should I expect to proof from the session? And Are the images retouched?
Yes, all images are always retouched and fully edited. The quality you see on my website, is what you should expect back from your session.
With a maternity photography sessions, you should expect anywhere from 80-150 images, all edited and retouched. Your absolute favorites will undergo more in depth retouching.
How long is the maternity's session?
Maternity Photography sessions are one hour long. (Give or take…I don’t rush you plus we will have fun anyway and most likely don’t know the time :-)
When will we get to see our pictures from a session?
Your images from your session will be presented in a private online preview gallery 2 weeks after your session date, then you will pick your favorites (no limit) and I will continue the fine retouching process until the photos are ready for you to download (4-6 weeks max). You can share photos right away on your social media platforms if you choose to. Your gallery will be in a password protected gallery for you to view and share with who every you like!
Am I able to purchase print products from my maternity session?
Yes! Directly from your gallery. We have many options available for you, wall art, canvas, metal prints, wood prints, albums, wooden keepsake box etc. We will send you more information at the time we release your photos or you can browse our website. If you choose to take the digital files to your preferred local or online printing lab, you can do that too, we will send you a print release to proof to the lab that you have permission to print your photos.
Is hair and makeup included in the session fee?
No, hair and makeup is not included in your session fee. Wardrobe, editing of the images and the session in itself is what is included in the session fee. I do have favorite local vendors I am happy to share in my styling guide upon a deposit paid with booking.
Do you offer any discounts for booking the maternity and newborn session together?
Yes! Please email me by getting in touch with the heading "bundles" to the contact section, or just click here
To view the maternity portfolio, please click here