Photo session FAQs
Curious about maternity, newborn or motherhood photography sessions? Common questions are answered below, but you can always reach out to me if you need more information!
When is the best time to schedule a maternity session?
Maternity photos look best when taken around 28-35 weeks pregnant if you’re carrying one baby. For women expecting multiples, have your maternity photos taken by about 30 weeks pregnant.
These scheduling guidelines aren’t absolute – I’ve photographed pregnant mamas much earlier than 28 weeks and also worked with mamas-to-be right up until their due dates! Booking within this date range means that (hopefully!) you won’t have baby before your maternity session; you’ll also probably be a little more comfortable on your feet during your session if we schedule your session around these times. If you’re outside this range, email me and we’ll discuss your situation.
What should I wear for maternity photos?
While this will always come down to personal preference, I encourage you to consider dresses or gowns in earth tones, especially ivory, or soft pastels. These colors are flattering to most everyone and photograph beautifully in a variety of locations.
Scroll down to my Photo Session Resources below for all the information you’ll need to look incredible for your maternity photography session!
What is a Fresh 48 photo session?
Fresh 48 photography sessions are held within the first two days (or 48 hours) after your baby is born. These intimate, lovely sessions can be held in your hospital room, at your birth center or even in your home.
Should I schedule a Fresh 48 and an at-home newborn session?
Lots of parents-to-be think that all newborn photography sessions are the same – and this couldn’t be further from the truth! Fresh 48 sessions capture the raw beauty of new parenthood, within a day or so after you meet your newborn. Moms and dads are often tired, but overjoyed, to finally be snuggling with baby. These sessions are typically less formal in terms of wardrobe than an in-home newborn session.
At-home newborn photo sessions are very relaxed; we move at baby’s pace and soothe or nurse as needed. I usually photograph family sessions with a newborn at home in the master bedroom, the living room and baby’s nursery, along with any other special places.
My house isn’t immaculate or professionally decorated. Will an in-home session still be ok?
If you have windows, we have tons of options for amazing photos in your home! The most important aspect of your in-home newborn photography session is access to natural light, because that’s how we’ll get the photos you’ll love. I send all clients a simple checklist to help them prep their homes before a session; we can always move distractions out of sight if needed. Bottom line, don’t hesitate to schedule an at-home newborn session because you think your home isn’t perfect!
How do I get my photos after a session?
I offer Collections and a la carte Keepsakes to help you celebrate your beautiful images.My Collections feature new-mama-approved, well-loved items including digital files, prints and heirloom albums. For more information on how to display your maternity, newborn and motherhood session photos, email me for your copy of my Featured Keepsakes, an expertly curated guide full of beautiful options.
How do I schedule a maternity, newborn or photography session with you?
Photo session resources
A curated collection of my best advice for beautiful, stunning photos you’ll love for years to come.
Everything you need to know about choosing the perfect maternity gown; a list of my favorite gowns + links to vendors is included!
Get all the details about these sweet new baby celebration sessions here!
The best advice you’ll find for Fresh 48 what-to-wear tips – with photo examples!
Not sure if you’re interested in a birth, Fresh 48, in-home newborn or posed newborn session? This guide will explain the pros & cons of every option!
These relaxed mini sessions celebrate the sweetest bond between mama and baby. Learn more about what to expect during a breastfeeding session here.
Thoughtful suggestions for celebrating the baby you’re carrying (or recently had) while honoring your child gone all too soon.
Videos & Sneak Peeks!
The sneak peek videos of sessions featured below are identical to the sneak peeks I send to every family I photograph! Turn up the volume and enjoy!
Celebrating the beauty of motherhood – Mother’s Day 2019
Celebrating fatherhood – Father’s Day 2019
Life begins with Jason – an in-home newborn session sneak peek!
Sweet moments with Benjamin – a breastfeeding session sneak peek!