SAN DIEGO MATERNITY PHOTOGRAPHY
Each pregnancy is as unique and beautiful as each expecting mama. I customize each maternity photography session to tell your individual story; whether it be a gorgeous San Diego beach location shoot or an elegant lifestyle session or an intimate studio session to celebrate your changing body. My goal as a photographer is to make you feel beautiful and radiant, inside and out! Your photography session is a time to relax and have fun. I will pose you to make you look and feel your best.
When to Book A maternity photography Session:
I recommend scheduling your maternity session between 29-35 weeks. This is the time you are showing but are not yet in the last few uncomfortable weeks of your pregnancy. This also gives us time to reschedule if we have inclement weather (although this is not too much of an issue in sunny San Diego!) Weekend availability is limited so it is better to book sooner then later. I have more flexibility on weekday evenings.
maternity photo shoot PROCESS:
When you close your eyes, what do you see for your maternity photography session? Are you envisioning a beautiful open field? Green grass and trees? Elegant architecture? A gorgeous, serene desert? Intimate studio session? We will discuss a what type of session you are looking for and different locations that we can go to. Most sessions are offered outdoors about an hour before sunset so we can capture that beautiful golden light. Spouses/partners and children are always welcome as well to participate at no additional cost.
I also offer studio sessions for those who are looking for a more intimate feel. There sessions are a lot of fun and include lot of laughter! I photograph women of every shape, size, color, etc. so if you want to rock your gorgeous bump, lets go for it!
WHAT TO WEAR:
Most of my expectant mamas choose to wear soft neutral/pastel dresses although a few have rocked some gorgeous, vibrant colors as well! If given enough notice, I am able to provide a gown for you to use during your session if you would like. I always suggest that on the day of your maternity photo session that you pamper yourself! Get a maternity massage. Get your nails and hair and make up done so you feel your best. You deserve it!
For hair and make up I suggest The Pretty Parlor https://theprettyparlorsalon.com/
For floral crowns I suggest Leaf it to Lexi http://www.leafittolexi.com/
Sessions last about forty five minutes to an hour and a half depending on the location. During your session, I will guide you with poses that will make you look and feel your best. There is no need to be nervous! My goal is to capture the connection between you, your baby and your partner (if present) as well as to make you feel like the gorgeous, bump-rocking mama you are!
There is a $100 discount of your maternity session if you book a newborn session as well.
After the session:
Once your session is complete, I will download your images and work on getting you a sneak peek within a week. Once I am done editing, I will upload your images to an online gallery. You will receive an email with your download pin. Please make sure to download your images as a zip file and not to screen shot to preserve the quality. You may choose to print your photos as you wish and/or order prints and products through me.