Maternity sessions are typically done between 29 and 35 weeks. The timing is different for everyone and we recommend that you don’t wait too late because you will never know when the baby will actually come.
HOW SOON SHOULD I SCHEDULE MY SESSION?
ASAP! My schedule fills up fast so the sooner the better.
DOES TIME OF THE DAY MATTER WHEN SCHEDULING A MATERNITY SHOOT?
If you want a beach photo session, we need to shoot at either sunrise or sunset. If you prefer a more woodsy feel, we can shoot most any time of day.
WHAT DOES THE PRICE OF MATERNITY SESSION INCLUDE?
Our Maternity Package is $400 and includes:
1 hour of shooting, editing of the images, and your selection of 30 favorite images in high resolution format for digital download.
DO YOU PROVIDE DRESSES?
Most clients purchase and wear their own dress. We do have a few dress options if you're interested in seeing those.
CAN MY HUSBAND BE IN THE PICTURES?
Of course! I do keep maternity sessions mostly about mom and belly. But dad can certainly be a part of the session as well.
WILL YOU HELP ME POSE?
Absolutely! My goal from the the start of scheduling your shoot will to make sure you feel comfortable. I will tell you how to pose from the start and make sure you not only feel comfortable but have fun as well.
WHAT IS THE TURNAROUND TIME TO VIEW MY PHOTOS?
CAN I PURCHASE AN ALBUM FROM YOU?
Yes! We offer custom designed albums, canvases, prints and more.
When is the best time to photograph my newborn baby?
I prefer to photograph newborns within the first two weeks of life with days 7-10 being the ideal age if possible. It becomes much harder to capture the adorable curled up sleepy baby poses after this time.
When should I schedule my newborn session?
ASAP! Obviously we don't know the arrival date of your baby unless you're having a scheduled C-Section. But I like to at least have a penciled in "due date" with an expected schedule shoot day 7 days out. Once you do deliver your baby, please just send us a quick email about arrival so we can set that shoot date in stone.
What can I expect at my newborn session?
I send a very detailed pdf of instructions/what to expect, but a quick answer would to expect to be at the studio 1-3 hours. We keep the shooting area very warm and seating area for parents cool for comfort. We spend as much time as needed soothing and feeding the baby through all the transitions to get as many shots and setups as possible. Parents and siblings are welcome into the shoot. We love photographing newborns and not a session goes by where someone doesn't comment on our patience and use a term "baby whisperer".
Where will my newborn session take place?
My studio is in Jacksonville Beach. It's full of props, wraps, and decor for baby shoots.
What if my baby is older than two weeks old?
Life happens and sometimes it's impossible to get into the studio within that 7-10 day range. And that's okay. We'll chat on what poses you can expect to still have quite easily versus others. If we're way past the very newborn stage sometimes I'll recommend doing a "lifestyle" newborn session in your home which focuses on real life rather than studio posing.