What to expect at your maternity photography session?
This post is about what to expect at your maternity photography session. First of all, we encourage you to come prepared with hair and makeup nicely/professionally done off-site. Upon arrival, we will welcome you to the studio, where you will see our lights and backdrop already set up for your shoot. While you take a seat in our very comfortable reception area, we will go over the outfits you brought and we show you our maternity wardrobe. We will suggest different poses for each look. I show you some samples and ideas to see what you like and I am very open to your new ideas. If you bought a framed picture of your baby’s ultrasound, or a cute pair of shoes — Great! We will incorporate your props into your shoot as well. This will create a more comfortable experience when you’re in front of the camera.
Often, expecting-mothers are uncomfortable with their new bodies or shy in front of the camera! I urge you not to feel that way. Every single-family leaves our studio very happy and excited about the decision they made. They remember it as a best treat during their pregnancy. I will cheer you up during the session you feel like a professional model! You have the pregnancy glow and beauty of carrying a life within you and I do my magic to create once in a lifetime experience.
Then, your partner can sit back and relax in the waiting room. Snacks and Juice provided. Did I mention Free WiFi? Your partner can watch a whole episode on Netflix before we ask him or her to join us for the shoot. You will be taken to the studio and will be asked to stand in front of the backdrop. While I shoot, my assistant will try different settings in order to find the best light that complements your complexion.
Maternity photography FAQ
Ready, Steady, Go
Once on set, you’re a supermodel, with the fan blowing through your hair. Imagine being on the cover of Vogue: Maternity Edition. We’ll try different styles and poses, and work with the angles that bring out the best in you. By now, you are already familiar with my shooting style, and you are able to respond to directions more comfortably. We will ask your partner to step into your shot from time to time to add more to your couple shots.
Your Ethereal Look
Here at JaNa Photography, we take pride in making our own maternity gowns. Our clients love our designs, and it definitely adds a delicate and intimate feel to your maternity shoot. We use lace, silk, satin, and sheer fabrics to customize the gown to your body. Our materials come in a whole range of colors from warm to cool to neutrals; so let us know your color preference ahead of time, and we will have the fabric ready for you.
As long as you are comfortable changing outfits I would be happy to help you with that in the 2 hour timeframe of the photo session. So there is no limit in numbers of outfit change and I make sure you have a great variety of different poses and clothing before we wrap up the session.
Viewing Gallery – How would be the process after the session
After the session day, we go through the photos and narrow down the gallery to the best pictures. After about 1 week we send you a link to your online viewing gallery/digital proofs of raw images. In most cases, the gallery comes with more than 50 images. That’s where you make your favorite selection and choose the ones you like the best as part of your package. Once you have selected your favorite images, allow some time for us to process and retouch your pictures to the utmost of your satisfaction.
The total turnaround is about 4-6 weeks depends on how busy the line is.
If you are in a hurry, do not worry as we can accommodate “rush orders” for 1-2 photos. We understand that special occasions are always around the corner with the coming of the baby (e.g. baby shower) and photos may be needed for invitations or event displays. In all other cases, your captured moments will be delivered to you within 4-6 weeks.
If the package includes prints we recommend our clients to first choose the photos, then get the edited versions and order the prints out of the high-resolution edited versions which come in both color and black & white version. Please kindly note the prints need to be selected from your final edited images.
Are we able to get/purchase more photos
You get a chance to choose your favorite selection out of all the images we send you in a private online viewing gallery. We don’t give away raw images and they are all copyright protected but since we share a nice variety of pictures in your online gallery.
I create a very nice variety and most of our lovely client end up loving more photos than their package allowance. That a positive problem if you face this issue and here is the solutions for it. You can defiantly purchase and add more images to your package a la carte.
The additional images (digital copy) are each $35 + GST and they get professionally retouched provided in both color and Black&White version.
We also have package discounts for adding 5 or 10 extra images. We will discuss the datail after confirming your session.
Thank you for stopping by and learning more about us.