Sessions are best between 29-34 weeks. The last part of the third trimester can be swollen and uncomfortable (believe me I know!) .We want to make sure you feel as comfortable and relaxed as possible so It’s best to schedule our session during this time,
Weather permitting, I like to do the first part of our session inside and then head outdoors. Because I am a natural light photographer I like to shoot early afternoon/evening. This way we utilize the gorgeous and soft golden evening light.
If you would like to bring a partner along that is great and welcome. If you want to include your baby’s sibling, I suggest we do our studio shoot first with your partner and child, and then they leave and we continue. Kids get bored, and you will be distracted. I have found the most successful sessions are done this way. That way we get some great belly shots of you relaxed, but we are still able to do some great family shots
However, if the forecast is for rain we may have to adjust our timeline or forgo outdoor pics altogether. If the forecast is for rain, we usually connect over the phone that morning to decide what we need to do.
Bring snacks and water for yourself; our session can take up to 3 hours. And don’t worry, we can take washroom breaks, and rests as needed.
By all means, bring along anything you would like to include:
- ultrasound pics
- baby shoes
- stuffed animals
- and any special mementos
What to Wear
All of the gorgeous dresses you have seen in my work I own and all are available for use in the sessions. All you need to do is tell me what you like!
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If you normally wear makeup, wear it. And have your hair as you would normally style it.
If you would prefer to have your makeup done, I can recommend the girls at Muah. they do fabulous work!
Please bring ( if you have) long sleeve and/or short sleeve/tank tops in black and white, and a solid color top. Shirts should be fitted as we want to show off that gorgeous belly! Billowy clothing doesn’t look the same. Jeans (maternity are great) if you can still squeeze into pre-pregnancy ones bring along (lucky girl). solid color tops and a solid color dress or skirt (if you wish). Black Lulu/stretch style type pants. If you would like to do a little more revealing shots, cute boy short panties and a matching bra are super cute with a pregnant belly!
Your Partner’s clothing
Jeans, and a black or white shirt, button up shirts, no graphics or prints please. This will give your pics a timeless feel.
If Sibling is included
Dress children in jeans and solid print top, or a solid print dress. Don’t forget to brush their hair, and wash faces…sometimes Dads need a gentle reminder.