CHARLOTTE NC MATERNITY PHOTOGRAPHY
Maternity portraits are a once in a lifetime opportunity for each baby. This is your chance to capture you and your family intimately interacting with your baby while still in the womb. And just imagine how happy your child will be as he/she grows and sees photos of you with him/her inside.
WHEN IS THE BEST TIME TO TAKE MATERNITY PORTRAITS?
Baby bumps are best photographed between 30-36 weeks when your belly is beautifully round and you’re also still able to stand/sit/walk/pose for an hour or so without discomfort. I recommend you schedule a session during the second trimester to ensure availability. Maternity sessions are primarily scheduled 2-3 hours prior to sunset to take advantage of the best light of the day.
HOW LONG DOES THE SESSION TAKE AND WHERE?
Maternity sessions last 1 - 1.5 hours. We can do either indoor or outdoor within 25 miles of my studio. I shoot in a variety of locations all around the city. If you have a special location in mind, please don’t hesitate to ask me if it’s suitable for photography.
DO YOU HAVE MATERNITY DRESSES?
We have a very large collection of maternity dresses and fabric wraps that you are free to use during the session. We’d love to photograph you in outfits you’re comfortable in as well, so feel free to bring your favorite maternity outfit if you’d like. If you'd like to use one of our dresses for your Baby Shower or Gender Reveal, be sure to ask about our rental program. (for booked clients only). As part of booking your session you will receive a Preparation Guide with everything you’ll need to know for the session.
DO YOU OFFER MAKEUP ARTISTRY
We partner with a few awesome local makeup artists! We can provide the listing after you book. Artist services and prices vary.
HOW MUCH DOES IT COST?
The session fee is $150. This fee covers the photographer’s time, creative talent, and everything needed to create beautiful portraits of your belly. Digitals and Prints are not included in the session fee. They are available for purchase separately. Please contact us to inquire about detailed pricing.
CAN I BOOK MY NEWBORN SESSION TOO?
Yes! In fact, you’ll save $50 in session fees by booking the Maternity and Newborn sessions at the same time. We’ll add your due date to the calendar initially, then firm up an actual newborn session date when your baby arrives.
HOW DO I BOOK A SESSION?
If you already know your due date – now is the time to book your session. Your session fee and a signed agreement are all that is needed to confirm your appointment. To get started, click the contact button below. We can’t wait to hear from you!
CAN FAMILY MEMBERS PARTICIPATE IN THE PHOTO SESSION?
Yes! We love nothing more than for spouses and children to participate in the shoot! Studies show that as your child grows and sees himself/herself in family photos, they feel more loved, connected, and experience a boost in self-esteem.
DO YOU SELL DIGITALS, PRINTS, BOOKS, OR CANVAS?
Yes! I am a full service maternity photographer offering not only portrait sessions, but also heirloom quality print products. Please visit the Pricing page for a list of our most popular products.
CAN WE JUST PURCHASE DIGITAL COPIES?
Yes, You can purchase high resolution digitals only. They are delivered to you online with a release for reprinting permission.
WHEN WILL WE GET TO SEE THE PHOTOS?
You will see a soft edit of your photos on the day of your session. A full edit of your beautiful photo gallery, ordering and receiving your prints from our lab will take some time. Please allow 2-3 weeks for delivery.
WHAT HAPPENS IF I NEED TO RESCHEDULE?
We understand emergencies can and do happen. To avoid rescheduling fees, please give us 24 hours notice if possible. You’ll be rescheduled to the next available date. Note: We will only reschedule ‘once’ for personal reasons. If a second reschedule is required, you must pay the session fee again. If it rains on the day of your session, we will either reschedule to the next available date or have the session in studio.
WHERE IS YOUR STUDIO?
Our studio is located in the Southwest Charlotte area known as Steele Creek, near McDowell Park. We are just about a mile from both Tega Cay and Lake Wylie SC.
Have questions? Ready to book your session? Click the contact button below.