If you haven't already, please take a few minutes to complete the client questionnaire I've emailed you so I can prepare for our upcoming session better!
You're welcome to have solo maternity portraits, include your partner, have your immediate family join you, or even bring your pet!
You can always schedule earlier or later, but maternity sessions are typically held between 30 and 36 weeks to ensure you have enough baby bump to show off before becoming too uncomfortable.
If you are including a small child in your session, please schedule your session at a time that won't interfere with meals or nap time!
You may have your petite maternity session at my private outdoor location, inside my home studio, or include a little of both.
My outdoor location is on a country road with lots of trees, a pasture with tall grass, and more.
The address is 8311 W Carroll Rd in Whitesburg and it's a white house on a dirt road. You can see it from the road, across from the mailbox.
I highly recommend using Google Maps or Waze since other GPS tend to give wrong directions. My phone number is 678-896-9502 if you need me.
Having your hair and makeup done (whether you do it yourself or have it done) will not only make you feel beautiful and confident, it will also give your photos a more polished look. Even if you don't usually wear makeup, I recommend that you at least wear mascara and some lip balm.
I have a variety of dresses available for you to use, but if you'd like to include your own things, I suggest bringing:
• Long and flowy or form-fitting dresses
• Regular jeans (not maternity) to leave unbuttoned and a camisole or tank top
• Oversized buttoned sweater or cardigan (for bare belly shots)
• Buttoned shirt (for bare belly shots)
• Coordinating bra and underwear sets (for bare belly shots)
• solid colored boy shorts with a matching camisole
• Flesh-colored bra (strapless is recommended for some of my dresses)
• Flesh-colored seamless underwear
• Black, brown, or nude sandals or flats
• Favorite accessories, scarves, floppy hats, etc
• Coordinating outfits for family members
• Any sentimental items you'd like to include
For anyone being photographed, avoid busy prints and patterns, small stripes or checks, large logos, character clothing, and stark white (ivory and off white are fine). Also, make sure that your clothing is as wrinkle-free as possible since wrinkles will show up in your photos and will not be edited out.
If you would like pictures of your bare belly, make sure your clothing is not too tight prior to our session to prevent unflattering marks on your skin.
As a mom to 5, I completely understand that life happens and people get sick. I just ask that you notify me as soon as possible if you need to reschedule. Please do not show up to your session sick - I don't need the germs and you don't need to look sick in your photos!
If inclement weather is forecast for the day of our outdoor session, we can wait to decide if we should reschedule.
I am very laid back and love to have fun during portrait sessions! As far as posing goes, I'll guide you so you look the most flattering and beautiful! The biggest thing to remember is to relax!
Petite sessions include 10 digital images. You will be able to choose your 10 images from a private online gallery containing about 30 images.
Your gallery will be ready approximately 2 weeks after your session and I will email you when your photos are ready for viewing.
You'll then let me know the day you'd like to start your gallery, and I'll email you the instructions then.
Orders should be submitted within the 5-day period. A $50 republishing fee is required to view your gallery once it expires.
Payment for your order is due in full before your order is fulfilled. Due to the nature of the digital and printed products offered, all sales are final.
Digital images will be delivered to you electronically within 3 business days. USB drives may be purchased separately and will take additional time.
Please allow up to two weeks for print and product orders to be fulfilled. Custom albums will be ordered once you approve your custom design. All tangible orders will be mailed for a flat rate of $10.
Your session’s images will be archived once your order is completed. Though you are welcome to purchase additional photos later, digital media tends to be unpredictable and your images are not guaranteed after 90 days. Current pricing applies to all reorders.
I highly recommend purchasing digital images from your session and saving them on multiple computers, external hard drives, and/or with online storage for archival purposes. And don't forget to PRINT them!