Maternity Sessions - The Experience & The Investment

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I absolutely LOVE maternity sessions. It's such a fleeting time in a woman's life that deserves to be celebrated and honored. And it's really fun to dress up and show off that beautiful baby belly! 

When you contact me to book your session we'll discuss what your hopes are for your pictures. If this is your first, we'll focus on you of course, and your partner as well if you wish.  If you have other children, you can choose if you'd like to include them in all or some of the session as well! I've found that it works well to spend the first 20 minutes or so with the children, then set them free with another capable adult, then we can focus on you!

Again, depending on if this is your first or not, I've found that 32-36 weeks is generally good timing for most women.  Too early, and your silhouette won't necessarily show as much as you might like, and too late, and you may not have quite as much fun!  Everyone is different though, so we'll discuss how you're feeling when you contact me for the session.

For maternity sessions, I think that outfit changes are particularly fun!  They'll give you a variety of looks to choose from, but if you have one favorite maternity outfit, that's cool too! I have collected a lot of cute maternity style suggestions on my Pintrest boards, so we can brainstorm during your initial consult!

Location for my maternity sessions is just like anything else - I want to be in a place that you love! I have suggestions, but am open to trying new places too! 

Session Fee: $225

This includes:

  • Pre-Session Consultation where we will discuss your unique vision for your portrait session (don't worry if you don't know what you want - I will ask you questions so we can figure it out together!) and the ways in which your images will become artwork for your home and for friends and family. 
  • Usually these sessions run about an hour.  Unless I've informed you beforehand, I will not be "punching the clock" though. If you are holding up and we want to take a few more shots, I'm happy to keep going! But I find that usually, after about an hour, things begin to naturally wrap up.
  • After the session I will hand-process the top images - approximately 20
  • I will post an online gallery for your review and we will discuss the best way for you to cherish your favorite images!

Please contact me for further information about my print pricing. 

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Newborn Sessions - The Experience & The Investment

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The natural follow-up to a fabulous maternity session is a beautiful newborn session! I love to capture the precious little newborn baby details - their sweet lips, precious noses, tiny fingers, and toes! For my newborn sessions I spend a good portion of time on your wee one, but often some of my favorite shots are of you together. I will capture the snuggles and tender moments that will transport you back to the indescribable time that I have always referred to as the "newborn fog" - the miraculous time when the world around you fades away and all that matters in the world is the new little life in your hearts.

I generally try to schedule Newborn Sessions around 7-14 days after birth.  However, because schedules don't always cooperate, I have done quite a few sessions at 3, or even 4 weeks and the results are always perfectly "newborn" and delightful! I will come to your home for our newborn session or we can set up in my home studio.  I don't need very much room - just a small space with natural light will work just fine! We'll work together to choose where we will do the session and I'll help you prepare beforehand.

Session Fee: $400

This includes:

  • Pre-planning time before our session. Generally it will be via email and phone, but in-person consult available if time allows.
  • Usually these sessions run about 3 hours.  I allow plenty of time for baby settling, feeding, diapering, etc. I will provide you with some tips that may help us capture the images we are hoping for in less time (sleeping baby early in the session), but I am fully prepared to allow for tending to all your sweet one's needs!
  • After the session I will hand-process the top images - approximately 20
  • I will post an online gallery for your review and we will discuss the best way for you to cherish your favorite images!

Please contact me for further information about my print pricing. 

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Mini Maternity Session and Newborn Session Special Offer

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Special Fee: $500

This special offer includes the same aspects of the above sessions but the Maternity Session will be slightly abbreviated (we will shoot for half an hour to 45 minutes, and I will deliver 10-15 images instead of 20+). Payment for the full package is due at the time of the Maternity Session in order to receive the special price. 

 

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