When to book
I suggest calling in the beginning of your second trimester to discuss scheduling. I schedule 1-2 weeks ahead and recommend to book your weekday session minimum two weeks in advance. Weekend and evening sessions are also available and should be booked at least four weeks ahead of time.
When to photograph
The best time to schedule a maternity photo session is when the bump is large and beautifully rounded and mummy still feels at her best and beautiful. This is usually in months seven and eight. We recommend avoiding the month 9 due to hormonal changes and swelling.
First-time mothers can comfortably select a date in the month eight and second time mummies in a month seven.
WHAT TO EXPECT FROM YOUR maternity SESSION
Maternity sessions take 2 hours. This includes make up and hair touch ups, outfit changes and little breaks that you may need.
Your photo session will include:
- My time and talent in the comfort of a lovely home studio in East Dulwich
- Use of wide prop selection - maternity gowns and accessories
- 1 x Watermarked Facebook preview (or email)
- Personal viewing and ordering session
What to bring along
Clothing Wear whatever you feel beautiful and comfortable in. Tube dresses are great for showing off your shape. Regular jeans and a tank tops are great for those simple, casual images.
There are several maternity gowns at the studio available for you to use. Should you like to wear any of my maternity gowns, you will be required to bring one pair of white, black and nude colour underwear. *Please note that bras and underwear will create noticeable lines on your skin, so wear loose-fitting clothing to your photo session.
Extras Ultrasound prints, pregnancy test, alphabet blocks that spell your baby’s name and baby shoes make great personalised images. Do not forget to bring them along!
Make Up & Hair Apply your make up and do you hair to your liking at home before you come in for your photo session.
A professional make up artist can be arranged at an additional charge. Please enquire about this option prior to your session.
Your comfort and wellbeing is my priority. Should you feel unwell at any point of your photo session I will offer to reschedule at a future time for no extra charge. Contact me