CONGRATULATIONS!!! Several things to know and consider when booking your maternity portraits...
First, the typical time to take maternity portraits is between 28-36 weeks. If you're considered about comfort level, we recommend more towards the 28 mark than the 36. Older siblings? Absolutely include them! During a family session we can capture a variety of couples, individual, and full family images.
Choose outfits that are timeless in nature and compliment the colors of your home. While flashy Pinterest dresses may be the "trending" thing to do, we personally specialize in wall art that you will want to display and cherish for decades to come. Trends fade, classics do not. We also recommend considering whether warm or cool tones are complimentary to the colors in your home and your skin tone. This subtle consideration will make a BIG difference in how you look back on your captures.
Choosing colors that compliment the nursery or living space are always a good idea.
Making sure your choice fits. No, make sure it really fits. Take the time to alter that dress, if needed, to have the proper length, neckline, bust fitting, etc. Not only will this matter to your comfort level during the session, but it will matter to you in how the portraits are revealed. Please, also, steam, iron, or dry clean that dress ahead of time.
If you're unsure of location, we are here to guide you. Unless looking for a classic studio look, I almost always recommend a versatile location to maximize the variety in your images and to keep older siblings entertained.
Let's chat about your due date, what to expect, and how we can capture this special time for you.