The Pregnancy Stage of a Woman’s life is one of the fastest growing developmental times. You are growing a baby – yay you! I know it’s not always comfortable…the cramps, the bloating, the swelling…oh my not feeling so amazing?! It’s ok. My job as a photographer is to make you look and feel amazing. Then you can throw your legs up and eat chocolate the rest of the day! As a Mom I know how it feels to be pregnant, I also know why I had pregnancy photos taken. It wasn’t for ME, but for the generation following behind. I want my daughter to know how proud I was to be called to be her Mother. I also know that if someone handed me photos of my biological Mother pregnant with me, it would mean the world to me.
When to Schedule
The best time to schedule your pregnancy session is around 28-34 weeks, when the tummy is nice and round. This will vary with each women – and some women who carry small, or gain little weight may choose to wait until they are 36-38 weeks.You want to come when you feel good, have a nice belly but before the downward venture begins! Other women who are growing a bit more rapidly, may choose to come around 28-32 weeks. The idea is to come when you are nice and comfortable and have a nice round belly. It is best to schedule at least 3-4 weeks in advance.
Our studio always leaves room for the expected Mama and new arrivals, so if you near the end of your term and need a session, just call our studio so we can get you in!
It is best to schedule 3-4 weeks in advance, however; we never turn anyone away! So if you waited until the last minute and you really need photos before you pop call us! You can choose from a studio, home or location session.
For our expecting clients Julia has a full wardrobe of various gowns, coverings and wraps and other outfits that you can choose from. All portraits are respectfully photographed in good taste, and nudity is always optional and discreet. Julia will make sure that you are comfortable with the various poses and each session is tailored towards your individual needs. Makeup and hairstyling are available for an additional charge.
What to Wear
Over 2 years ago Julia started working on a line of Maternity gowns. Julia continues to bring new designs each year and is working on additional items. Every single one of Julia’s maternity gowns, wraps and bandeaus are available to her clients. Julia’s clients love her gowns so much they often use them in the newborn session as well. We have all of these gowns in the studio. Each item is always washed and cleaned after every session with dye free detergents.
Upon scheduling a session, our Maternity consultation is required to discuss what to bring. Such items can include jewelry, accessories, ultrasound photos, hats, scarfs, boy shorts and even cute boots! Many pregnant clients opt to go barefoot, while others may bring some choices. We have seen everything from converse sneakers, boots and high heeled shoes.
For Men we suggest solid and simple clothing. We want them to be very comfortable as well. Little boys should be similar to Dad and both are welcome to bring light and dark shirts. Light patterns or textures are ok. And lastly, for little girls the options are plenty:)
What To Expect
I 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 in an areas where needed through flattering poses, camera angle and expert retouching skills are all complementary as a part of your session. Just let us know what your concern is and we will take care of it for you.
The idea is to create classic, simply portraits that will last a lifetime!