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A photo session to document the beauty of being hapai, and all the loving and tender moments that come with the waiting. Focus is mostly on the mother-to-be, but sessions can definitely include your partner and/or other children. Typically your photo shoot will last one hour. These sessions take place on location- depending on you and your style, we will decide on the perfect outdoor spot.
I adore maternity sessions- as a mother myself i know what a special and fleeting time it is (really, you wont be pregnant forever, it just feels that way!) I think it is such an amazing time for a woman whether its your first baby or 10th- I also know the incredible changes the body is going through, and how sometimes it can be overwhelming to grow so quickly! I am here to highlight the beauty and power of your amazing body. Having a maternity photo session you will allow you to be able to look back at the beginnings of your bonding with that new little one, and capture these moments that will one day just be a memory!
I like to start to get to know you by sending a 10 question "Questionnaire" by email. I just ask some questions to learn about you, what you like to do in your free time, dates in mind, etc. This gives us a chance to communicate and for you to get all the information you are looking for in order to decide to book your session. Once you do schedule your session, I will send a "What to Wear Guide" filled with tips and ideas for your best clothing options for a maternity photo session. We will talk back and forth, and I am always available to answer questions. My goal is to make it super easy for you to look and feel your best in your photos!
So what do you get for your investment? A one hour family photo shoot is $150 for the session, with 2 options for photo packages- $50 for 25 digital images, or $100 for a full gallery, ranging from about 70-80 images. Sessions can be longer, for an additional investment. This option is necessary if there will be more than 1 outfit change, or if we have certain activities planned or multiple locations. After the day of the photo session, i will get to work editing your final photo gallery. You will receive your collection of images delivered to you in both a private online gallery, as well as on a kkepsake USB flash drive. I have a 2 week turn around time after the day of the session for delivering the online gallery. When the gallery is ready you will get an email with a link that takes you right to them. These photos can be easily shared online right from the gallery! I think most of the fun is actually seeing photos in print, so i love to give a framed 8x10 of your choice. You can choose to download your online photos immediately, or wait to get the USB flash drive that i deliver to you along with the framed 8x10. (off island ladies, i will mail you your framed photo and flash drive, local ladies, we will set up a convenient time and place that i can give you your package).
Maternity shoots are the best when scheduled for the end of the 7th or in the 8th month, when your belly has really filled out but before you get to that sort-of-uncomfortable-doing-everything last phase! Please contact me early in your pregnancy though so we can begin the planning! This is such a special time for you, I would be honored to document your pregnancy! Lets talk story! I am happy to answer questions or if you just want to know more- please, contact me!