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maternity sessions

the baby plan

newborn sessions

maternity sessions

Whether it's your first or your fourth, Maternity photographs quickly become treasured family heirlooms. We work to create an unforgettable experience documenting a very special time. We believe baby bellies are beautiful and something to celebrate, commemorate and share with your little ones as they grow older.

You may choose to have your maternity session as just us, an intimate moment; or we can include dad and siblings. This is your day, your session. You get to decide how you'd like it to be!

Maternity sessions come as a  complimentary part of newborn sessions. you can book just the maternity session at $549 and it will come with 30 high resolution images.

Quick Facts

• Maternity sessions are best done at about 7 - 8 months into the pregnancy for full, round bellies. 

• Sessions can be at any location or setting (we are happy to travel!)

• Sessions can include your choice of family members.

• Each session lasts up to 1 hour.

• You have the choice of having professional makeup application.

• Bring lotion, snacks, a change of clothing (optional!)



What to Wear

Do:

• Choose solid colors! (This applies to any member of the family that will be appearing in the pictures.)

• Choose clothing that is slightly clingy and stretchy to show off your form, like a jersey gown.

• Slightly form-fitting dresses that cling to your bump rather that hang off of it can be very elegant.

• Try to look for soft colors to compliment your baby's nursery. Classics like blues, pinks, violets and white look really good on camera.

• Try to find comfortable footwear. (If we are at the beach you will end up barefoot!)

Don't:

• No heavy patterns please! And definitely no logos! (This applies to any member of the family that will be appearing in the pictures.)

• Avoid wearing tight undergarments, specially if you plan to show off your bump bare-skinned. You don't want red marks from elastic!

• Watches and most jewelry (except wedding / engagement rings or heirloom pieces) are generally distracting from the overall picture.

• Avoid baggy clothing or shirts that hang loosely. That will make you loose the shape of your beautiful belly!

"Look at everything as though you were seeing it either for the first or last time."

- Betty Smith

newborn sessions

Newborn sessions may take a bit more time and elbow grease than any other, but it's well worth the work! With a few props and cooperation from baby, the result are images that will make the whole family and friends go "awww". 

Cute props and blankets surround your little one while we capture baby slumbering in doll-like poses on comfy pillows. A typical session may last up to 3 hours, and generally requires cooperation form mom and dad. 

we require a minimum of 3 hours per session to be completely blocked from your schedule to ensure we get the best (and most adorable) results. 

Digital session

> up to 1 hour Photo session in the location of your choice
> Archival USB with all of your images
> Pre session guidance to nail down details, help with outfits and everything you need to prepare for your photo session

Keepsake session

> up to 1 - 2 hours photo session in the location of your choice
> Archival USB with all of your images
> Pre Session guidance to nail down details, help with outfits and everything you need to prepare for your photo session
> 8x10 print in your choice of any of our frame collections
> custom app with all of your images
> Complimentary Professional Makeup for 1 person
> Complimentary Session premiere after your session

story session

> up to 1 - 2 hours photo session in the location of your choice
> Archival USB with all of your images + custom slideshow
> Pre Session guidance to nail down details, help with outfits and everything you need to prepare for your photo session
> 10 x 10 Luxxe album in your choice of cover material
> custom app with all of your images
> Complimentary Professional Makeup for 1 person
> Complimentary Session premiere after your session

$750

$1,600

$1,000

Newborn sessions come with a complimentary maternity session. Our Fresh48 sessions happen within the first 48 hours of baby's arrival. We want to capture this tender and fleeting moments for you. Fresh48 sessions are very limited and can be added to any of our newborn sessions (Digital, Keepsake or Story) for $150 or they can be booked alone for $250. They come with 15 high resolution images of baby and family in the hospital (if the hospital allows) or at your home. 

During the session

With a baby everything is new! It takes time to get into a rhythm with your little angel, and predicting when naptime will happen is generally difficult. However, if you can manage to have baby fed and changed before the shoot, this will increase chances of sleep!

Don't worry about outfits and props, we will plan ahead with you and we will style and provide everything needed for your newborn session.

Well fed babies are super sleepy babies. And please be relaxed, our sessions take a long time, to ensure you have moments to cuddle, feed and clean – because accidents will happen!

The golden rule of newborn photography: babies are unpredictable! At just a few days old, a regular feeding, sleeping and potty schedule is out of the question. We understand this, and as a result require a minimum of 3 hours blocked out for sessions. Although we have our bag of tricks to make the process efficient and fun for everyone, it really all comes down to how baby's feeling. 

We ask that parents wait patiently while we pose and photograph your sleeping newborn. Of course, parents are welcomed and encouraged to participate in images, family portraits are just as important! Shots with mom, dad and baby are beautiful reminders of the emotion and excitement of this special time in life.

What to wear

Mom and Dad:

• Keep it simple: neutral tones work best for all types of styles. Black works nice too, but do avoid bright whites or neon colors.

• Have 2 options, one dark and one light so we can mix and match. And of course in case you need to change after a little "accident".

• No logos or graphics is always best.

Siblings:

• Keep brothers and sisters in neutral colors: cream , gray and even black. Avoid bright whites or neon colors too.

• Little boys can even pose without their shirts for a "natural" look with baby.

tips for your session

• Newborns are best photographed under 2 weeks of age and ideally before 9 days.

• We require a minimum of 3 hours blocked out for the session.

• Have baby fed and changed right before the session to increase chances of sleep.

• Block out a whole day for the photoshoot to ensure every one is at their best!

• Avoid tight diapers / elastic clothing before the session; you don't want to get red marks on baby's perfect creamy skin!

• Dress baby in something easy to slip on and off. 

• Tire your baby out as much as possible the day before and hours before the session.

• Dress in layers: it will be around 80˚F for baby to be as comfortable as possible.

• Don't schedule vaccinations the day before your session.

Don't forget!

Extra diapers, potty wipes, pacifier, extra milk or fomula (if not breastfeeding).

the baby plan

Your baby's first year, beautifully captured. Don't let it be a blur in your memory.

With our baby plan you will have the opportunity to have this first year completely documented. Milestones will happen fast, and before you know it, it will all be gone. The days are long, and the years are short, they really are. Get to remember the tummy rolls, the first self feeding giggles and of course, their amazing first birthday.

It's about stages, not ages.

The baby plan includes 3 sessions: at 4 - 5 months, at 8 months and at 12 months. But really these are just a guideline, we want to capture baby in 3 stages:

• When they can roll on their tummies, doing those cute push-ups

• When baby can sit steady without any help

• Finally at their first birthday to have a fun cake smash!

We will keep in contact to check on baby's progress, some babies take longer to hit those stages and some are fast movers!

The Baby Plan is a $1499 investment and can be paid up front to receive 10 high resolution images per session on all three sessions plus a complimentary frame with 3 images of your choice, ready to hang and enjoy your memories. Or it can be paid in 3 equal payments and it will only include 10 high resolution images per session. You'll be able to pick your favorite 10 images in a private gallery or upgrade to keep the whole gallery for $200.

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