A maternity session is designed to celebrate and document the precious new life growing within. It is a combination of glamour and romance. A maternity session can be an artistic studio shoot or it can take place at a location of your choice. Some favourites include a local beach or natural field, one of the many gorgeous parks, gardens or wooded areas.
28 to 34 weeks is perfect for most moms to be. This is a time frame where your beautiful belly is of ample size yet you’re not as “puffy” and uncomfortable as you may be in your last few weeks. Though we have shot maternity sessions up close to delivery with beautiful results, feedback from expecting moms has encouraged us to advise clients towards the earlier side where mamas-to-be are feeling their best and are more comfortable than they may be later.
It’s never too early to schedule your maternity session. We usually book around 4-6 weeks out and if you’re needing a weekend appointment it is especially important to book early as my weekend availability is limited and these spots go fast. However, we do try our best to accommodate last minute requests.
We understand that you may be concerned about stretch marks and feel a little bigger all over, so removing any blemishes, including stretch marks and slimming you down a little in areas where needed through flattering poses, camera angle and expert retouching skills are all complimentary as part of your session. Just let us know what your concern is and it’ll be taken care of for you.
Long fitted dresses can lengthen and slenderize your overall appearance yet display your ample belly. Form fitted tops are great. A snug fitting tank top with a low riding yoga pants can be a great look to show off your beautiful bump. Don’t forget about favourite accessories to showcase your personal style, perhaps a hat, boots, jewellery, scarves, etc. Be sure to plan for 2- 3 changes and looks using different colours and styles to get the most out of your session.