Frequently Asked Question
When to Schedule
For most soon to be moms the perfect time for your maternity session seems to be somewhere
between the 30 and 32-week mark. You might wonder why this time is preferred. It is the time
where your belly is the perfect size but you are not swollen and puffy like you will be towards
the final couple of weeks of your pregnancy. In the past
I have completed sessions close to the delivery time and have had excellent results but from the
feedback I received from the soon to be moms has helped me with the decision to encourage
any future clients to select a time earlier in the pregnancy. This is when you are feeling your best
and are more comfortable.
What to Wear
One of the most important decisions you will make regarding your maternity session is what you
will wear. This will play a major role in how your feel during the session as well as the photographs
once they are completed.
My goal is to show off your beautiful baby body so some of the clothes you should pick should be
more snug fitting. A couple of examples of these are chunky sweaters or long dresses that flow.
If you are concerned about the colors you are selecting I can tell you that solid colors tend to
work the best. If you are looking for advice on specific colors, I will tell you that this decision is
completely up to you. However, some of my favorites as pastels and shades of white. This will
help to create more vintage inspired photographs. The only thing that is important is that you
feel the most comfortable, confident and beautiful as you can be.
A Little bit of Advice
One of the pieces of advice that I give all of my moms to be is that you should pamper yourself
before your session. What this means is that you should get your hair and nails done or even take
a bubble bath to relax.
This is something that will not take very long but it will help you to feel relaxed and wonderful!
By simply feeling relaxed you will find that you will receive the best photographs your can. You will
see in the photos how relaxed you were as well as comfortable and confident. The most thing to
remember is that this should be a very special and fun day for you.
What should we bring with us to our newborn session?
Bring tons of of diapers and also baby formula for feeding. However, if you are nursing the baby
you should come prepared to nurse several times while you are there. The room will be very warm
so you should dress appropriately.
Should we bring props with us?
I do carry several props that include hats, headbands, buckets and just about anything else you can
imagine. If you have something of your own that you wish to bring with you, please feel free to do
Can the photos include the baby and older siblings?
The answer to this question is YES! One of my favorite things to do is sibling shots. Even if the
siblings are young it is still possible to get some awesome images. I have lots of tricks and
different ways to make it happen but little ones are unpredictable and you never know how it’ll go.
A good suggestion is to have the siblings dropped off right before that part of the session.
When do we pay you?
You will need to pay me the pending 50 percent on the day of your session.
How do we pay you?
I take cash, or online transfer. Either is fine by me so whatever is most convenient for you.
When the session is complete how long will it be before our images are ready?
Your images will be ready for delivery within a time period of two to three weeks. Your disk can be
mailed to you or you can pick it up.
Can I get actual prints from you?
Of course you can and it is something that I recommend. This is especially true if you are wanting
large size prints. You will definitely notice a difference in quality between what you receive from me
and what you will receive from a big box store.