I recommend that you get yourself dolled-up by going to get your hair and makeup (and your nails!) done. It’s not a requirement but I do strongly recommend it. We are bound to be at our best when we FEEL that we look our best AND who doesn’t want to take full advantage of the opportunity to go and have yourself pampered! We all deserve to feel beautiful because we ARE all beautiful! :)
OUTFITS I recommend bringing at least 3-4 outfits to your session, including: -pre-pregnancy jeans (or maternity jeans will do) -black tights -a snug tank top -a pretty blouse or sweater -a snug fitting dress -lingerie/lace or satin robes Layers and textures photograph very well. If you’d like to use my maternity gowns and lace wraps that I have available in my Studio, then I also ask that you bring the following as well: - a strapless or bandeau bra and boy shorts/bikini style underwear set in either nude, white or black (or all 3). You will be barefoot in the studio, so no need to worry about matching shoes. Please remove watches and hair elastics from your wrists before your session so that they do not leave marks on your skin, as they tend to be distracting in photographs.
THE SESSION The session is concentrated on Mama-to-be; however, I do encourage Dad to be involved in a few images if he feels comfortable. Please try and get full night’s sleep the night before your session so you can be sure that you come rested, relaxed and ready to explore this beautiful experience!
I do welcome sibling shots during a maternity session; however, I usually do these shots at the beginning of the session so that the children can be brought home by another family member, if needed. For children, less is more. I usually recommend bringing a tight fitting t-shirt or dress in a solid, neutral colour, such as brown, tan, grey, black or white. Jeans/tights work perfectly for bottoms. They’ll be barefoot as well, so no need to look for clean shoes.
If you have any other questions, please let me know. I would be happy to discuss! I am so looking forward to meeting and working with you and your little bundle!