BEING A DOULA, PHOTOGRAPHER, AND WOMAN I LOVE EVERYTHING PREGNANCY AND BIRTH AND BABIES! THE FEMALE BODY IS INCREDIBLE! I UNDERSTAND THAT IF THIS IS YOUR FIRST PREGNANCY IT CAN SOMETIMES BE DIFFICULT TO LOVE THIS NEW SHAPE YOU ARE IN. EVEN IF IT ISN'T YOUR FIRST TIME, IT'S NOT ALWAYS SOMETHING YOU CAN GET USED TO. I GAINED A TOTAL OF 150LBS IN MY PREGNANCIES SO TRUST ME, I KNOW THE FEELING. PART OF MY JOB IS KNOWING THE ANGLES AND THE POSES THAT ARE GOING TO FLATTER YOUR GROWING BODY SO THAT YOU LOOK AT THEM WHEN I DELIVER YOUR GALLERY AND FEEL JUST ABSOLUTELY BEAUTIFUL. AND IF YOU ARE ONE OF THE WOMEN WHO LOVE BEING PREGNANT AND ARE CONFIDENT IN YOUR GROWING BODY, THEN GIRL LETS GET IT! I WENT THROUGH THAT STAGE OF LOVING MY PREGNANT BODY ALSO AND FELT UNSTOPPABLE! I OFFER A CLIENT CLOSET OF MATERNITY GOWNS IN AN ASSORTMENT OF COLORS. I OFFER GOWNS BECAUSE I LIKE TO BE A LITTLE "EXTRA" AND THINK THAT THIS TYPE OF SESSION SHOULD REPRESENT A CELEBRATION OF THIS NEW LIFE YOU ARE MAKING. I HAVE DIFFERENT BODY SUITS AND SEVERAL TEXTURES OF FABRIC TO WRAP AROUND YOU IF YOU PREFER A MORE CLASSIC OR ARTISTIC STYLE FOR YOUR SHOOT OVER THE GOWNS. I ALSO SEND A CLIENT STYLE GUIDE TO COORDINATE YOUR PARTNER OR FAMILY THAT WILL BE IN THE PHOTOS WITH YOU. ALONG WITH MATERNITY SESSIONS WE CAN BUILD A PACKAGE THAT WORKS FOR YOUR GROWING FAMILY TO INCLUDE BIRTH, FRESH 48 SESSION AND NEWBORN AS WELL. IF THE "EXTRA" STYLE ISN'S NECESSARILY THE LOOK YOU ARE GOING FOR OR YOU WOULD LIKE MULTIPLE LOOKS FOR YOUR PHOTOS, JUST LET ME KNOW AND WE CAN DESIGN IT TOGETHER. MY CLIENT CLOSET HAS MORE THAN JUST THE GOWNS AND I KNOW THERE IS SOMETHING PERFECT FOR YOU IF YOU CHOOSE TO SELECT ITEMS FROM IT FOR YOUR SHOOT!
DURING YOUR SESSION I WILL POSE YOU TO ACCENTUATE YOUR GROWING BELLY CREATING LIFE AND YOUR BEST FEATURES. LIKE I MENTIONED BEFORE, I ONLY FELT SEXY FOR A BRIEF TIME IN MY PREGNANCIES BEFORE EVERYTHING WAS AWFUL AND I WAS MISERABLE! THAT IS WHY I RECOMMEND BOOKING YOUR SESSION EARLY AND SCHEDULING IT BETWEEN 27-34 WEEKS! YOU WILL BE HAPPY THAT YOU HAD THESE PHOTOS DONE TO LOOK BACK ON THE INCREDIBLE THINGS YOUR BODY DID TO MAKE A PERSON THAT YOU GET TO WATCH GROW AND LEARN ON THE OUTSIDE. THAT IS WHY IT IS SO IMPORTANT TO BOOK AS EARLY AS YOU CAN SO WE CAN SECURE A DATE IN THAT SWEET SPOT!
What if I want more photos than is included in my Package?
A.No problem at all! There is always an opportunity to upgrade and select more photos from your gallery! Individual digital photos are only $35 each and I offer a Full Gallery Purchase discount of 40% off!
Do you have location options or do I have to find one?
A.I will give you options for locations for you to choose what works best for you and can send you samples of sessions I have done at each location for you to decide better based on the scenery you have I mind for your session. If you already have a location in mind we can definitely do that as well!
Who is included in "Family" that can be in the photos with me?
A.I use the word "Family" to describe your immediate nuclear family. Yourself, Partner, and children. Depending on location you can include fur-babies too! Extended family can be included in your session for an additional fee.
What if I don't want to wear a dress in my photos?
A.That is totally fine! These are your photos and I'm just here to help bring your vision to life! I do have other options like body suits, flowing fabrics, robes, and offer nude sessions as well. If you are wanting to go for a more casual attire for your photos you can choose whatever you like! My Styling Guide offers suggestions on how to coordinate and choose your pieces for your session for the best results!
When do I have to pay?
A.At the time of booking when signing your contract, I will send over an invoice for the sitting fee investment to retain your session. You will choose your portrait package of digitals and/or prints and at the time of your session. I do offer payment plans and offer a Registry option as well that you can share with your friends and family to have them donate to your session fee! The earlier you book your session the better as the perfect time frame to have your session is when you are between 28-34 weeks along.