Congratulations soon to be Mom and Dad! I must tell you how pumped I am for the two of you! I love that you decided to document this very special time in your life with photographs. It is my goal to make you feel absolutely beautiful and to capture your personality. I focus more on capturing moments, real moments, with you like laughing, hugging and those quiet tender moments. These sessions can be photographed at an outdoor location or in your home for a more intimate session if you choose.
Maternity Sessions include 60-90 minute session, digital download from a beautiful online gallery, and rights to print on your own
BABY BUNDLE $800
Combines a Maternity + Newborn session and when booked at the same time, you save $50! Newborn Session information can be found here.
Contract and Deposit We will decide on a date and location. Typically sessions will begin an hour before sunset. Once details are decided, a signed contract and 50% retainer will be required to book your session. I will send you a contract and invoice via email. You can sign and pay online! After I receive these two things, your time and date will be reserved!
The Session My favorite part! We will either meet in your home or at an outdoor location and go from there! Be prepared to have some fun!
Weather Clouds are actually great for photographs! They block out the harsh shadows. If it’s sunny, we will search for the shadows! If the weather on the day of the session looks like it’s going to rain, storm, or be unbearably hot or cold we will reschedule. If we are photographing in your home, then of course this does not apply!
Processing and Edits The editing process takes 2-3 weeks. All photographs will be edited to photographer’s judgement. You will receive a mix of color and black and white images.
Delivery You will receive a link to your online gallery where you can then download your photographs. This online gallery will be yours to share as well! Be sure to save these photographs in a safe place on your computer because I will only hold them for 1 year.
Products If you decide to purchase any prints, cards, albums, or flash drives these will be completed and mailed to you after all final edits. This process could take 2-4 weeks depending on the product.
TIPS FOR YOUR SESSION
Style and Outfits Stick with solid colors and small patterns. You'll want clingy fabrics with a little stretch to show off that baby bump! Maxi dresses or skirts photograph beautifully! If it's not form fitting look for something with a gathered waist. Textured fabrics photograph very well! If you are including your family or multiple people coordinate colors, but do not match. Pick a couple of colors and stay within that color scheme. Mix a solid with a texture or a solid with a pattern. Look around your home at the colors you typically decorate with! Think about what colors might go well on your walls!
What to Avoid Avoid clothes with characters, writing, or large logos on them. Avoid the jeans and white t-shirt look - this can really wash you out and make the photograph fall flat. Avoid being "matchy-matchy." Avoid showing too much skin and neon colors. You don’t want anything to distract from your pretty faces or that cute bump!
Accessories and Shoes Keep it simple. Add in a necklace, bracelet, some fun rings or a scarf. Accessories can be fun and look great! Layers are also a fun way to add texture and interest! Don't forget about your shoes! Find a fun pair of shoes, but be sure to avoid wearing simple flip flops. Going completely barefoot can be fun too depending on the setting.
Men Shy away from wearing tank tops and flip flops. Find a nice covered shoe. Be sure to shave your face before your session, unless your style is to rock some facial hair then be sure to trim it up so you don’t look messy.
Ladies I always recommend splurging and getting your hair and make up done 1. because you deserve to pamper yourself and 2. because it makes you look and feel AMAZING! If you don't have it professionally done, I recommend going slightly heavier on the make up because it really shows up in photographs. As for your hair do something fun with it, but also keep it fairly natural. You want to look like you! Be sure to paint your nails right before your session because chips can be distracting. We all want that sun kissed glow, but please refrain from spray tans the day before or overdoing it because it can cause unwanted lines and look dirty. We don’t want that!
These are the current prices. Please note that these prices do not include cost of extra travel, lodging, or sales tax. These fees may apply depending on your session. Prices subject to change. Your session will not be reserved until payment is received.