Maternity Photography Sessions
Maternity sessions are a perfect way to capture that short period of pregnancy. We love helping mamas feel gorgeous by dressing them up and showing them how gorgeous they are with their new curves. Clients can choose from our collection of over 100 gowns to style and customize their session. Clients can choose whether to have a studio, outdoor, or water session, Remember, you won’t be pregnant forever so contact us now to book your custom maternity session today!
A complete list of maternity gowns, dresses, and tutus available for our clients can be seen on the Gown Collection page.
Maternity Photography Sessions Frequently Asked Question
* How far along should I be for a session?
We recommend between 28-34 weeks, but we have done sessions as early as 26 weeks and as late as 41 weeks. We do ask that you let us know ahead of time if you have any restrictions.
* What time of day do these sessions take place?
The ideal time of day for an outdoor maternity session is approximately 2 hours before sunset. Typically 3-4 pm in the early winter thru early spring and 5-6 pm in the late spring thru early fall. For studio maternity sessions our booking time is more flexible
* How many gowns can I choose from?
Depending on your session 2 -3 gowns.
* What are the gown sizes?
Most of my gowns will fit sizes 0-14, sizes are marked next to each name on the Gown Collection Page. We do carry gowns in sizes 16-24 as well please contact us with any sizing concerns. We do clip and pin gowns into place during your session to make the fit perfect.
* Can I try on the gowns before the session?
Our gowns are not stored in a storefront setting that can accommodate fittings. We encourage our clients to check the size charts on the gown menu to see what you think your size may by per designer. Gowns that are a little big can be clipped and most gowns are purchased so they fit a range of sizes and have great stretch. If you have sizing concerns please ask us about specific gowns and we can answer your questions.
*Do I have to use a gown?
Clients are not required to wear a gown but we do ask that outfit choices are shared prior to confirming the booking to ensure compatible styles.
*Do you provide hair & makeup for your maternity sessions?
We do not provide hair and makeup in the studio but we do hope to offer the add-on in the future. We have recommendations listed below.
Here are some suggestions for Makeup artist near me (click on names to be redirected to their pages):
* Can my spouse/significant other be included in the session?
Of course! They are encouraged to join, as well as baby's siblings. Check out our What to Wear page.
*Is there something specific I should wear if I plan to use one of your gowns?
We encourage clients to purchase a good supportive strapless bra and underbelly thong or bikini cut underwear in a color closest to their skin tone
Please follow these instructions:
Please be on time. (View our Studio Policy)
Water. It is important to stay hydrated during your session.
Bring a snack, changing can use up a lot of energy, bring a snack just in case.
PLEASE BRING A ROBE for your outdoor sessions (super important for the winter months) because we will be switching gowns on location. It will also keep you warm between shots
Come to your session dressed comfortably in clothes easy to slip on and off, you will be changing on location, but I do my best to limit your exposure.
Wear easy slip off shoes, flip flops are ideal, for the cold months' Uggs work great
Wear skin-toned (the closer to your complexion the better) supportive strapless bra PLEASE NO BANDEAU types. ****This is extremely important****
*** SOMA is a great place to shop for your strapless bra, Especially for mamas that need larger than a D cup, Bras are sometimes used to tuck dresses into place. Many of my clients have found great bras at Target as well.
Bikini cut or thong nude/skin tone underwear (many of my darker mamas have found great matches at H & M, JC Penny, Target, and Torrid)
Come with hair and makeup done and ready to start the session shortly after arrival. Delay of a session can affect others scheduled that day.
Bring a towel if you are doing a water session
Bug Spray in the warmer months can help you stay comfortable especially if you tend to attract bugs
Bring shoes that you want in the photos we will change you out between shots
Bring those $1 hand & body warmers during the cold months
Be ready to strut your stuff! YOU ARE GORGEOUS!
Contact me if you have any questions.