Expectant Mothers are Beautiful
I love to photograph Mothers-to-be! I get requests for this type of boudoir photography pretty frequently, but honestly, not nearly enough! Maternity boudoir sessions take on a much different vibe than other boudoir sessions.
Maternity Customer Needs
Mothers-to-be have so much on there plate. Bodies that need a little extra rest, nutrition, and care in preparation of giving birth. A maternity boudoir session tends to be a little slower, taking a bit more time getting in and out of poses.
Shoots last about an hour, sometimes up to 90 minutes. We schedule breaks. Always seems to be a few potty breaks! We generally start with standing poses, then seated poses, then laying poses (ready to rest anyone?) I am always on the lookout for any discomfort when I ask for a stretch or an arch. This should be a fun experience, not anything taxing!
When to Shoot Maternity
When to schedule the maternity shoot may be the 64,000 dollar question! Generally, Mother-to-be should schedule her shoot between seven and eight months of pregnancy. Physically, the bump should extend past the breast if possible. Wait too long and, well, we waited too long! Every bump, like every Mother, will vary. Thus, please be flexible!
I love to chronicle all women through all their beautiful stages! Women in transition, the whole evolution of womanhood as we pass through our many changes. Personally, I don’t have a lot of regrets, but not having great photographs of either of my pregnancies is something I do regret. I have a couple of snapshots I now treasure, but I wish I had chronicled those times better.
Because maternity shoots do have a different vibe than other boudoir shoots, I do not find a makeup artist as essential. Sessions tend to be shorter, less elaborate. Styling tends to be simple, the beautiful bump is the star attraction. Shoots are $149 and if no milk bath is requested the price is $99.
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