Oh Mamma, it’s almost time! Let’s show off that baby bump as we document this exciting moment in your life. Bring the hubby and family along to shower you and baby bump with love on this shoot.
WHY SHOULD I TAKE PHOTOS WHEN I FEEL SO BLOATED AND UGLY?
Being pregnant is such an incredible time in every woman’s life. Only you know that tickling feeling when your baby hiccups or that nudge in the rib cage when baby decides to shake a leg. Only you know what they feel like, only you have that special connection.
Although your feet are swollen and your waistline is non existent, you are nurturing a little miracle. Capturing those moments before your little one arrives is absolutely necessary. You will cherish your maternity photos your entire life. Your child will also grow up seeing your absolute love for him or her before you even met.
HOW LONG IS THE SHOOT AND WHERE WILL IT BE?
We are set for a 2 hour shoot and the location is dependent on what photos you prefer. The arty studio lighting pics are done at my Studio at St Ives Chase. If you love the light and airy natural light pics, we choose a gorgeous beach or forest setting. There are plenty around Sydney that we can select from.
WHAT TO WEAR FOR A MATERNITY SHOOT?
Try a maxi dress – floor or knee length maxi dresses with chunky necklaces are incredibly flattering on a pregnant body. The colour is completely up to you and I say wear whatever you feel beautiful in. My favourite colours for preggie mums are soft pinks and creams and if you can find something with some texture, even better! Texture includes laces and detailing such as gathers make for beautiful photography. In saying that, I have also used very dark maroons and rich colours, which are just as exquisite.
Classic rather than trendy – when you look back in 10 years from now, what would your future you think if you were in a milk bath surrounded by flowers, is it really something you want to do or is it just a fad. I’m always open to fun ideas, but also want you to appreciate your images forever.
Avoid patterns – you may be able to find a pattern that flatters your body, but the camera is unforgiving and I’ve found most patterns don’t work due to proportions and distortions around the baby bump. Keep it simple mamma bear, stick to solid colours.
Don’t match with your partner - contrast looks far more complimentary for mom to be photos. I always throw the outfits on the floor to see how they look – you are welcome to send a pic of your outfits through to me for a second opinion. Or just bring them both along to the shoot. Having two outfits is always a bonus!
WHEN SHOULD I PLAN FOR MY MATERNITY SHOOT?
If your pregnancy is complication free and you don’t have a history of early delivery, the best time for your maternity portraits is between 34 & 36 weeks. At this stage of your journey, your ‘baby bump’ is at its best!
CAN WE PLEASE DO A NEWBORN SHOOT ONCE THE BABY IS HERE?
I would love to be your fresh 48 photographer and meet your bundle of joy. It would be an absolute pleasure for me to take some hospital shots once you and baby has settled and ready to meet the world. Please let me know if you would like to take me up on this special offer. It will be my small gift to mamma as a special thank you for using LA Designer Photography. Simply select the Sweet Child O’ Mine package.
HOW MUCH WILL IT COST AND HOW LONG WILL IT TAKE?
Maternity shoots take 2 hours and you can choose from 3 customised packages
BABY LOVE PACKAGE - $550
Two hour shoot
Private online gallery
12 Digital, high resolution images to be digitally enhanced.
10 8 x 12” print outs
16x20" large print out
SWEET CHILD OF MINE - $1100
Two hour shoot & bonus fresh 48 baby gallery
Private online gallery
20– 30 digital, high resolution images to be digitally enhanced and edited.
10 8x12" print outs.
Professional framed wall art showcasing your top pics from the shoot customised to your individual style worth $600.
Additional prints can be purchased as follows
8 x 12” - $20 each
16 X 20” - $50 each
Bespoke packages and Customised Wall Art are available upon request. Examples of top end framing can be selected at my studio.
We can blow up images to the size of a billboard, so your options are really endless.
GOT ANY QUESTIONS, HAVE I MISSED SOMETHING?
Please drop me a message or give me a call if you want to chat. I promise not to bore you with sleazy sales pitches.