I like to keep things clean & simple. Your bump, you and your partner are the main focus. This is such a special time in your lives and I don’t like to have any element distracting from this.
We can shoot in my home studio or we can head out to a preferred location like your home, the beach, paddock or botanical gardens (whilst keeping the backdrop minimal). If shooting outdoors and the weather isn’t favourable, we can look at rescheduling.
The earlier you book your session, the better. Usually the best time to book a maternity session is at your 20 week mark. I have limited spots available on the weekend. The best time for maternity photos is between 28 and 32 weeks. Your tummy is nice and round, and hopefully you’re not too uncomfortable at this stage.
You are welcome to wear your own gown or you can choose from our modest collection in studio. We are continually adding to our collection, so please discuss with us if you have a particular colour / gown style in mind.
If brining your own clothing, take the time to check that it fits properly and looks the way you want it to look. Stretchy fabrics/maxi dresses are a great option. Keep your colours simple. Wearing bold / patterns can be distracting and we want to keep the main focus on your beautiful bump.
Our home studio is warmed up to a 24-26 degree temperature. When you arrive and are settled in, I will ask if I can hold your baby while asking some questions. Some of these questions will be about the birth, if there were any complications to you or your baby. Was the birth Caesarean or Natural? These sorts of questions will help me make sure you have the most relaxing time. We have calming music playing in the background, and with the warmth – half the Dads fall asleep on the couch!
While asking these questions, I will be getting to also know your baby – are they sensitive to touch? How alert are they? Are they feeling disgruntled? Depending on your babies mood, I may start the session with them fully wrapped, making them feel safe & secure. If this is the case, we will also begin with the family photographs and then move onto prop photos. After this we will move to more posed photos on the newborn posing bag. During this time, if we need to stop for feeds, burping, nappy changes & cuddles. We will do.
Within 24 hours I will load a proofing gallery for you to choose your favourite number of photos. From that day it takes approximately 2 weeks to fully edit (each photo is individually edited, not batched edit) and have your package put together beautifully for you. If ordering a personalized baby album, it may take an extra week. Majority of the time, they will be ready before this.