So you're on this beautiful journey called motherhood. Congratulations!!! How very special that you are blessed this way. Even though at times, pregnancy may not seem like a magical experience, and sometimes you will feel absolutely bleh... the joy of creating a life... of growing a tiny little human being inside you... well... that just IS pure magic!
We all have our ups and downs during pregnancy. Hormones and weight gain (although lets face it... 90% of that IS baby and or to do with pregnancy!) but after the time has passed, the kids have grown, we are left with only fading memories. A maternity session is designed to capture that moment... that excitement... that happiness (and the calm before the storm!) so you can look back in years to come... and feel all the love and magic again and again!
Include your partner... include your kids! Include your pets if you want! We love to capture it all.
We capture your journey. We freeze that moment in time and make it timeless. Book your maternity session now... so you have something to show generations to come.
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Commonly asked Questions:
When is the best time to book my maternity session?
Generally speaking, I like to take your maternity photos at 32-34 weeks. This is when you have a beautifully defined bump, without that 'over it' feeling! Because sessions can book up to 2 months in advance, it's best to get in early to secure your spot!
What if there are complications and I might have to give birth early?
Let me know as soon as you know if there has been any complications arise. I am happy to arrange a maternity session slightly earlier if needed, so you don't miss out on those precious memories. If it's a case of an early admission to hospital, lets chat and see if it's possible to at least do a mini session around the hospital grounds to ensure you don't miss out.
Can my partner &/ kids be in the maternity session too?
Absolutely! I LOVE including th family in these special memories. Dads can be quite hesitant to be in the session, so I try to make it as painless as possible! Usually, I will get the family / couple / kids with the beautiful mumma to be first, so they can go and amuse themselves while we concentrate on mum.
What time of day suits best?
This one really depends on whether we're doing a location or studio session for your maternity. Location relies on the natural sun, so I try to make these during golden hour (1 hr after sunrise or before sunset). Studio sessions aren't reliant on the sun, so can be done at a time that suits. Keeping in mind, if including other children in sessions, keeping it around the times of day that they are happiest usually works best! try to avoid food times or sleep times!
My partner / I work full-time. Can we book weekends?
Yes you absolutely can! Weekends are available for sessions, but keep in mind, as there is less time, they do tend to book up faster!
What do I wear to the session?
I do have a range of gowns that are available for use through your session, but if you have a beautiful dress or something you'd like to wear, that is ok too! Keep in mind, we need to be able to emphasise that beautiful bump, so remembering outfits that will enhance it is best!
What does my partner / kids wear to the session?
If you have a colour theme you'd like to stick to, chat to me beforehand to see if I have a gown that might suit. Try to keep others in the portraits in similar colour schemes, and avoid any patterns or logos. Simple & neutral is best!
Can you organise professional Hair & Makeup? I just don't have the energy!
I work with an amazing hair & makeup magician who always makes my clients feel amazing! I can absolutely organise your hair & makeup for you (additional fees apply) and you can either go to their salon or get it done here! Make sure you let me know when booking so I can allow the time.
What do I bring with me to the session?
Anything that means something special. If you have a special heirloom or memorable item that you might like to include in your newborn session, bring it y=to your maternity session too. If suitable, I will try to include it.
We understand that sometimes it is hard to invest in ourselves and spend a lot of money. That's why we have different payment options available... including no interest payment plans! It can help you spoil and pamper yourself, and pay it off over 12-24 months without the hassle!