Preparing for Your Maternity Photoshoot

WHEN?

  • Typically between 30-35 weeks is the best time for you maternity session. Whenever your belly is nice and round, but you're not swollen. 


WHERE?

  • Maternity sessions can be indoors or outdoors. Most indoor sessions occur at our home studio at 38 N Bonnie Ave. Pasadena CA and outdoor sessions can occur at a location of your preference within a 10 mile radius of our home studio. 

  • Sessions can also occur at your home or locations outside of our 10 mile radius, there is a $150 travel fee for these sessions. 


RELAX & BE CONFIDENT!

  • You are beautiful! Your body looks amazing! You are participating in arguably THE most miraculous thing human beings get to experience - the creation of new life. I am so excited to capture the ways your body has transformed to cradle and nurture this sweet baby, be confident and know just how gorgeous, phenomenal, and powerful you are in this moment! 


CONNECT

  • This is also a great time to really connect with your little one. The most precious images come when you're thinking less about how to pose and focused more on connecting with and meeting your sweet one. 


WARDROBE

  • Bold colors are great options for outdoor shoots - red and navy are my favorites. Please stick with simple dresses and avoid busy patterns or stripes. 

  • Spouses are more than welcome to be a part of the session. We recommend they wear complimentary colors for outdoor session, please avoid busy patterns or stripes as well. 

  • For indoor sessions moms are more than welcome to bring their favorite maternity dresses. Please be sure avoid busy patterns or stripes as well.   

  • We also recommend bringing nude and black strapless bra and panty set. For the implied nude portraits, nude g-string style panty should be worn. 


HAIR & MAKE UP

  • This is a great opportunity to pamper yourself :) Getting your hair, make-up, and nails done is always a great option. Although we don't include hair and make up in your session here is a list of vendors moms have used in the past:

  • We recommend a more natural, full coverage look. 

  • Since you'll be looking great - don't forget to plan a date night for the evening of your shoot ;)


RELAX

  • We are going to get great shots - don't worry! Be yourself and relax. We want to capture YOU in this phenomenal season of life.