Some women are so captivated by the glow and radiance pregnancy has bestowed upon them that the idea of sitting for maternity portraits is as exciting as the idea of having a baby itself. Others, however, may be so overwhelmed by the transformation of their bodies that the prospect of a photo shoot is questionable at best. Wherever your feelings may tie on this spectrum, you have a unique opportunity in this moment to document your child’s growth before you ever set eyes on them.
Whether this is your first pregnancy, or you’re a seasoned veteran, each baby delivers a unique experience to this world that deserves to be captured. If there is ever a time to entrust yourself to the hands of a professional photographer, it is during this time. Professional maternity photography is not the snap of a camera phone or a few shots taken on a whim in your kitchen. It is working with someone who understands that certain poses will photograph better than others, and lighting is key. With a bit of guidance. your photographs will look as radiant as you hopefully feel. For your session, I provide you with the option of shooting in a private location, such as your home or my studio, where you can bare as little, or as much, of your belly (and body) that you care to. You may also opt for a less intimate session by selecting outlits and a location that has meaning to you and will provide a wonderful backdrop for the “before” pages in your Baby Book.
When should you book?
You are welcome to reserve your session any time after you have established your due date, but you will want to schedule a time between 32 and 36 weeks when you are showing enough a full belly, but not quite ready to deliver. Scheduling in the earlier weeks ensures that you will have a hit more mobility for poses.
In either case, your gallery must be ordered separately from your newborn session, should you choose to also book that with Ashley Rae Photography.
You have two options:
1. You may book it as an on-location maternity session, at a location of your choosing
or at your home
2. You may book it as a studio session to take place in or around Ashley Rae Photography’s studio
By all means, include any siblings (of the two or four-legged variety) or other loved ones as this is an exciting time for your entire family! Ashley Rae Photography will capture both individual and family images to tell your entire story!
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