Whether it's your first baby or your 5th, a maternity session is a wonderful way to document this exciting time in your life. As with all of our portrait sessions, we take a natural approach to maternity photos. This means we generally aren't lugging around props, signs, or bulky lighting equipment. We love simplicity and the chance to document natural moments between you and your significant other and/or children as you prepare to welcome your newest family member. Your maternity session can take place anywhere - an urban setting, a park, or even your own home.
Tips for your session
At maternity sessions, we love lots of snuggling, lots of hands on the belly - lots of love. If the session includes just you and your significant other, we approach it much like we would an engagement session. We want to you to have fun, to laugh, to kiss, and let loose in front of the camera. We want to document the love that is bringing a new life into this world. If you have other children, we approach the session much like we would any other family session - except with a lot more focus on the baby bump :) Kids can feel free to run, play, and act like themselves. As opposed to feeling stuffy, stiff, or overly posed, we want the session to reflect the real dynamic and uniqueness of your family.
What to wear
We have found that we get a lot of questions about what looks best on a growing belly, so here are some tips!
Maxi Dress: Probably our favorite look for maternity sessions. Super comfy and flattering on pretty much everyone. Flowy, yet can be pulled a bit tighter around the belly to show off your bump! Really, you just can't lose with this option :)
Form fitting top + jeans: Always classic and comfortable, just beware of waistbands that go up around the belly, sometimes they will show through on tighter tops!
Belt it: If you feel more comfortable in a looser top, adding a belt above the bump can give your look some shape and definition!
Comfortable shoes: Lower heeled shoes are probably a good idea - whether they be sandals, flats, or ankle boots. We want you to feel comfortable enough to walk around without teetering or sinking into grass!
maternity sessions include the following:
One hour of shooting
30 high-resolution digital edits
Online, password-protected gallery
30 high resolution images are included in the session price, but generally there will be 60+ final edits in your online gallery. You can upgrade and receive the full gallery for an additional $100, or just download your 30 favorites that are included in the original price.
Mini sessions are $250 and offered on weekdays only. They must take place at a location within 10 miles of the 63139 zip code (south STL city). They include 30 minutes of shooting, and your 10 favorites from a gallery of 30+ images. Gallery upgrades for mini sessions are $70.