Frequently asked Maternity Shoot questions
HOW FAR IN ADVANCE SHOULD I SCHEDULE MY MATERNITY SESSION?
Maternity sessions are scheduled around 30-36 weeks of pregnancy. We will have a chat and decide what works best for you. The scheduling of a maternity shoots depends on many different factors. I recommend you book with me at the beginning of your 2nd trimester to secure a spot on my mommy-to-be calendar.
WHAT TIME OF DAY IS BEST FOR MY PREGNANCY SESSION?
It depends on if you are booking a studio or an outdoor maternity session. I shoot studio sessions late mornings during the week so you have time to come to the studio refreshed and have time to get dolled up if you decide to do so. The perfect time for an outdoor session is the golden hour, about 1h15min before sunset.
WHAT SHOULD I WEAR?
I have many options for my Hobe Sound studio setting from big dresses to sheer caplets. I will make suggestions on what else to bring but no worries if you just like to bring yourself to the maternity photo shoot. I have you covered.
For outdoor sessions, the maternity clothing you will chose will very much depend on your style and location. Start thinking about your vision this shoot. Do you prefer a big flowy dress, a cute little sundress, or maybe even a bikini? Think of layers, flowers, headbands, a sunhat, or other fun accessories, to add variety to your gallery. When it comes to colors, adapt to your surroundings, such as pastels for beach or go the opposite and make a big statement for example with a big red dress… the final gallery should represent you and let your personality shine through.
DO YOU HAVE ANY SUGGESTIONS FOR OUTDOOR LOCATIONS?
I adore my beach town Jupiter Florida. We have some wonderful parks and beaches here. My favorite place for maternity beach sessions is Coral Cove Park on Jupiter Island. It offers such a great variety of different sceneries between the boardwalk, the rocks, and the beach itself. Riverbend is another beautiful place for maternity sessions. This beautiful park offers many lush backdrops for pregnant belly photos. I tend to only shoot here during winter months due to mosquitoes.
WHAT HAPPENS IF THE WEATHER DOES NOT COOPERATE?
No worries, I want you to be happy with your pictures. If the weather does not cooperate, we will find another date for your maternity shoot.
DO YOU WORK WITH A MAKEUP ARTIST AND HAIR STYLIST TEAM?
Yes, I do. The make up artist and hair stylist can be added for an extra charge. The team can come to your home or to my studio. You will get pampered while I set up for our session.
IS MY SPOUSE OR FAMILY INCLUDED?
Unless it is the petite session package which is for the pregnant client only, the family is welcome to join in the fun at no extra charge. Photographing your growing bump is a celebration of your whole family’s upcoming addition.