The time of waiting for a new child is so special and full of joyful anticipation. I often hear from families looking for Newborn Photography while mom is in her second or third trimester so I love to be able to offer maternity photography that captures that precious time until baby arrives. Much like the Family Session Experience, the Newborn and Maternity Session Experiences will begin with a pre-consultation. We will use this time to get to know each other and discuss your hopes for this special session! We will also discuss the style of your session. We will consider what colors and design elements would you like to see and I will show you examples of props and accessories that you will be able to choose from.
Maternity sessions are ideally done between 32-34 weeks but that is just a general guideline. We want to photograph you while you are clearly showing that beautiful baby belly but still feeling comfortable (and we also don’t want to miss out if baby arrives early)!! Choose a full maternity session that will showcase our beautiful desert scenery or (for Newborn clients only) choose a mini in-studio maternity session that highlights the simple beauty of a glowing mom-to-be. I am also happy to be able to offer use of my gorgeous maternity gowns for your session!
I recommend scheduling your newborn session within 10 day of birth but if that just didn’t happen, don’t be afraid to contact me later. I’ve had great success working with babies up to 5 weeks old! All of my newborn sessions focus on organic natural posing, natural colors, comfy wraps and textures, and the connection between a new baby and his or her family. Some families choose to focus on a slightly more posed look to their session while others opt for more natural posing. Families can also choose between an in-studio session or an in-home lifestyle session. No matter which you choose, all newborn sessions last between 2-3 hours to allow plenty of time for beautiful portraits gently and patiently while meeting babies needs. Before your session I will send you detailed preparation instructions that will help make the session as smooth as possible!
After your session, sneak peeks, order and reveal, and product delivery will follow as described in the Portrait Experience.