Maternity Session Details
Maternity sessions document this exciting journey from pregnancy through to the amazing arrival of your baby. Maternity photography sessions are are an optional “add-on” when you book your newborn session with Nadine T Photography. You have the choice of either an in-studio mid-week session or an outdoor on-location sunset session at a location of your choice usually held on a weeknd.
When should you book?
The ideal time to have your professional Maternity Photography shoot is somewhere between 32-37 weeks pregnant. If you are lucky enough to be expecting twins, then we recommend 28-32wks is an ideal time while you’re still reasonably comfortable. It’s all about the ‘bump’ and a rounder tummy will only improve the overall effect of your stunning maternity images. If you leave it any later than 38 weeks you run the risk of missing out if your newborn decides to surprise you by arriving early. It is therefore recommended that you book in your session as early as possible as weekend dates book out very fast, placing an enquiry during your second trimester is ideal.
Maternity photography sessions can either be held in our spacious natural light custom built studio at Logan Village or you can choose to book an ‘on-location’ outdoor maternity session at an agreed location of your choice within the Logan area. I’m more than happy to travel anywhere between Brisbane and the Gold Coast, however please note that a travel fee applies for areas outside of the local Logan Village surrounds.
What to Wear?
Maternity sessions take approximately 60 minutes and allow enough time for 2-3 outfit changes and because it is your personal session, you can wear as little or as much as you feel comfortable with. Consider outfits that accentuate your beautiful bump, long flowing dresses or a skirt with bandeau top or whatever you feel most comfortable in. If you prefer the boudoir style you may like to wear a lace bra with matching knickers for in-studio sessions. For outdoor sessions a light coloured flowing dress is always a nice fresh look, personally I love feminine lace tops or pastel colours – (preferably no stripes or bold loud prints). We also offer our own range of tulle skirts, maternity gowns, bandeaus, tops and fabric drapes that you’re also more than welcome to use.
Partner’s and children are encouraged to participate in some of the photos for your session so if you’d like photos with them, then please make sure that you’re not wearing ‘clashing’ colours or prints. I find that jeans/chinos/shorts with a plain coloured shirt is always a safe option for partners and something reasonably soft, neutral and timeless for children.
Makeup and Hair?
I highly recommend that you wear makeup for your maternity session and perhaps even consider having your makeup and hair professionally done. Not only will this make you feel pampered and special but you’ll look and feel your best on the day – after all it may be a while before you get pampered again after your newborn arrives. Don’t forget the little details too like making sure your nails are neat and manicured so you don’t have to hide your hands as I usually take a few close up photos of your hands cradling your bump..
If you have any questions at all or wish to check our availability then please feel free to call, email or use the ‘contact us’ tab to get in touch. We’d love to discuss further any ideas, themes or stylised props that you may like to use and make sure that your maternity photos are something that you’ll cherish forever.
Maternity Session Investment
Maternity sessions are treated as an optional “add-on” for our valued newborn clients. The combined Newborn/Maternity Session fee is $200 and includes both your 2-3hour Newborn Photography session as well as a 60 minute Maternity Photography session, (a small travel fee may apply for Brisbane and Gold Coast locations), otherwise a maternity session without a newborn booking is $100. Maternity Print Collections are then purchased separately after viewing your online proofing gallery of beautiful images approximately 2wks after your session.
**NB. You are required to book your maternity session at the time of your newborn enquiry so that we can check availability to secure both of your session date(s), as we only take on a limited number of newborn clients each month.
We offer a range of Maternity Collections starting from as little as $450. We use only the best professional print labs that only deal with professional photographers, some of our range includes – Fine Art Matted Prints presented in a Bamboo Display box, Fine Art Layflat Albums featuring all of your images, Linen boxed gift prints, Linen matted albums, Canvas wall Art, Framed Fine art Prints and modern Acrylic Desk Blocks, samples are available in studio to view and touch.
We are excited to announce that we have recently teamed up with PayRight to offer our clients the option of interest free payment on their chosen investment, some T&C’s apply.