When should I schedule maternity photos?
As a general rule of thumb, I like to schedule your maternity session shortly after you've told friends and family the exciting news! This will give us plenty of time to find a great day that works well for both of us. Maternity photos are typically taken when you're showing -- generally around 7 to 9 months into your pregnancy.
How many outfits should I bring to my maternity session?
Two to four outfits for your maternity session are a good number to bring. I like to always have at least two for variety's sake, but whether you want to wear more than that is up to you. I always recommend bringing a backup outfit or two just in case you're not "feeling" the outfit you'd planned to wear. Please also bear in mind I have a client wardrobe you can tap into as well. Time should be arranged prior to the maternity shoot if you would like to use on of the dresses.
What should I consider when planning maternity outfits?
My biggest piece of advice is to wear something you feel both comfortable and beautiful in. My second piece of advice is for you to choose a non black or white top that is form-fitting enough to showcase your baby bump. Lastly, wear a supportive, well-fitting bra. Between us ladies, I know that breasts change a lot during pregnancy, so pick up a new bra that fits immaculately before our session to avoid discomfort and any lumps or bumps!
Where do we take the photographs?
Where we take photographs depends on the type of session we're shooting. For maternity and gender reveal sessions, I like to do on-location, outdoor photographs that let us maximize our access to natural light. This can be in a beautiful paddock, quaint park, beach, in the woods or even in urban settings.
Can my partner or child be in the photographs, too?
Of course! I love incorporating mom, dad and your other children into our session photos. While in most cases you and dad will be the stars of the day, I believe it's so important to have several photographs with the entire family.