Maternity Session Prep Guide
Congrats! On experiencing the wonders of preganancy!!
Let’s Get You Scheduled
Maternity sessions are best scheduled between 32-36 weeks to ensure that we don’t schedule too close to your due date, but that you are far enough along to have an amazingly full belly to show off! I suggest booking before the end of your second trimester.
You session can take place in my studio (located in Signal Hill, Southwest, Calgary Alberta or at an outdoor on-location setting. It all really depends what you are looking for…so let’s chat about it . If you prefer in my studio, we can do a couple of different setup and dresses, or more intimate semi-nude shots as well. If you prefer an on-location setting, we can work together to determine the best location based on the vision you had in mind. We can do anything from an open grassy field, to urban setting, to forest and mountain views….whatever you like!
I know that some mama’s are hesitant about having maternity photos taken because they aren’t sure how they will look in them. Your body is going through a transformation, and you may not feel like your usual self. However, it is an absolute fact that carrying a child (which I have done three times) is one of the most beautiful things in the world, and that oh-so-limited timeframe should be documented before it’s gone forever. I promise to pose you and direct you in a way that will accentuate your own beauty surrounding the joy of that growing baby, and fully illustrate just how glowing and radiant you are. Just smile….YOU GOT THIS!
Maternity sessions will last 1-1.5 hours and I want you to have fun. You are welcome to include spouses/partners/children within your session, or you can simply have it revolve around you. We are not going for stiff and formal, and I’m a bit of a “chatty Cathy” so we will chat and pretty soon any nerves you have will melt away.
When do I get to see my photos?
After the session is over, you will receive a sneak peek of what we accomplished! At your consent, these will be shared on my Instagram and Facebook business pages, so make sure to “like” my page to receive the updates.
Two to three weeks after your session you will receive an email in your inbox with a link to your password-protected online gallery so that you can view, purchase prints and digital downloads. All the prints you order will be fulfilled by my professional lab so you are guaranteed quality of the product.