I only offer high-end full-service portraits. This means that you get your photoshoot, fully retouched digital images (the number depends on the collection of your choice), and prints.
In addition to the high-quality products included with my collections, the time it takes to create the images displayed on my website goes between 6-10 hours.
For more detailed information on what my maternity collections include, please visit my pricing guide here.
Throughout my years as a maternity photographer, I know what looks best for your beautiful pregnant body. I will effortlessly pose you in candid ways to highlight the connection between you and your partner, family, and baby.
- Experience. I have been a professional photographer since 2008 and have specialized in maternity and newborn photography since 2011.
- Expertise. You don’t need to think about every single detail, I will guide you through your session and will make sure to inform you of anything needed to make the best of it.
- All inclusive photography services. This means that my packages or “collections” are built to provide you with your finished images on a digital format and prints to display at your home.
- Time. I dedicate enough time to each client to make the best of our time together. I’m also flexible when it comes to rescheduling due to all the unexpected events that arise from being a parent of a young child. The time and effort I spend to deliver your finished gallery: 10-13 hours.
- Fully insured.
- Location guide. I provide you with a location guide of the area to decide on a spot for your photo shoot.
- Detailed consultation. To assess your maternity portrait needs.
- High quality printed products
I am so grateful to anyone that serves our community. For that reason, I offer 15% off Premium & All-inclusive family/maternity portrait collections and any Newborn Collections to:
- Military families
- Police officers
* Proper ID should be provided.
Discount does not apply to family Essentials Collections.
For pregnant couples, engagement, family portraits, or high school seniors.
We will meet at the location of your choice, I will provide you with a location guide.
The duration of each photoshoot depends on your needs and expectation for the images with a maximum duration of 90 min.
Every image will be fully edited and you will have the option to purchase 5 -20 images depending on the type of session.
USB drive with the high resolution digital for each included print.
• Folio box: a beautiful wooden box containing your choice of 10, 15, 0r 20 – 5″X7″ prints.
• USB drive: Custom USB drive containing the digital images included with your custom collection.
• Gallery canvas. This is an artist’s canvas stretched around a wooden frame.
• Wooden prints. A wooden print is a natural wood canvas with your image printed on it
• All paper prints are mounted, this means they will have a hard surface backing for protection and are meant to be framed.
The belly to baby bundle offers you a 15% discount on your maternity session when booking your newborn session with me.
While I use my expertise to take the best images possible straight out of my camera, editing is still one of the most time-consuming parts of my job, it can take anywhere from 10 min to 60 min per image.
Fully retouched images are the finished products that represent the full quality of my work and cover the following:
- Skin imperfections (acne, some wrinkles, uneven skin tones, discolorations, jaundice, rashes, etc.)
- People and cars in the background (your photos will look as if you were completely alone at the beach with your family)
- Distracting objects or marks on a background, backdrop, or wall
- Back, arm, and side fat rolls
- Double chins
- Enhanced sky and sunset colors
- Teeth whitening
- Extend and smooth backgrounds for newborn or studio-style sessions
- Feature enhancements (brightening and sharpening of faces and eyes)
- Color and ambiance editing to suit my style
Dress comfortably! I want you to feel and look like yourself, if something doesn’t feel good, you’ll probably reflect that on the pictures.
While I encourage pregnant women to avoid harsh colors and patterns, some soft floral patterns and one bright color option might be a good idea ONLY if that’s the kind of thing you like. However, I strongly suggest avoiding stripes and plaid fabrics. Knit tops and lacey textures are very welcome! Just make sure that the color choices for you and your partner are complimentary.
If you are going to wear a maternity gown, I suggest that you bring a change of clothes for a more “normal” look of yourself. Wearing a bathing suit underneath can help you change outfits easily.
Other very flattering clothing items are:
- Tight-fitting clothes that will show your curvy and beautiful pregnant body.
- A maxi skirt with a short top always looks amazing and simple.
- Tight-fitting dress with some flare at the bottom.
- Unzipped old jeans. Believe it or not, your pre-pregnancy jeans can be a great way to display your belly in a very sexy way (if you are into that sort of thing).
- Man-sized button up shirts. Bring your partner’s favorite cami or a button up sweater to take some belly revealing photos.
- Change it up by bringing a cardigan or one change of clothes if they come on easily.
Of course, if you can’t make up your mind from several options, feel free to shoot me a text, call, or email to ask.
It is always a good idea to get in touch with me as soon as you know you are pregnant to discuss your options for the exact timing and my availability.
Normally I schedule women between 20 and 38 weeks depending on each client’s preference.
However, I do encourage all expectant parents to get their point and shoot cameras out and take amazing pictures since day 1 (or when you just found out), until the moment they give birth, here are some tips to help.
Expect to get barefoot, a bit sandy, dip your feet in the water, and to have LOTS of fun!
Here are some important recommendations to help you get the most of your session:
- Kids always do a lot better when well fed and rested so make sure to plan accordingly (bringing a snack for the little ones is always a good idea).
- Even on warm days, it can get a little chilly by the end of the session, so make sure to bring warm layers.
- A change of clothes for everyone. I always encourage families to get barefoot and play on the water’s edge. It is a good idea to bring an extra pair of pants for mommy and daddy and an extra set of clothes for the kids.
- Bring a towel. Even if you don’t get wet, beach photos are a lot better if you are barefoot, a towel to clean sandy feet before getting back in the car is ideal.
The average is one to two weeks to receive your fully edited online gallery, and one additional week to receive your prints. Make sure to book your session at least one month in advance if you need any printed materials by a certain date (especially during holiday season).
I am proud of my work and I like to occasionally post photos from my clients on my Facebook page or Photo-Blog. As per my photographer contract, I may use up to 4 photos to promote my business. Breastfeeding and naked photos will never be used. Besides that, I do not share or sell your photos to anyone.
It is extremely rare for a child to stay still for a session, I don’t want them to! I like to portray who they are and get those genuine giggles. However a well rested and well fed baby/child does a lot better in front of the camera.