The journey to motherhood is a beautiful experience, and your body reflects this. Your burgeoning belly commands attention and deserves to be captured during this special time of your life. Maternity portrait sessions are custom tailored to each mother's style and personality. Audrey takes the time to discuss your preferences and ideas beforehand, and explains what her visions are for the session. This allows the day of the shoot to be as relaxed and carefree as possible. Audrey ensures that her clients are comfortable, and most importantly, having fun! Pregnancy is a magical time and the weeks pass very quickly. Audrey strives to capture a collection of images as beloved and unique as the new life you are creating.
Pregnancy is a magical time and the weeks pass very quickly. Audrey strives to capture a collection of images as beloved and unique as the new life you are creating.
Every pregnancy is different. Audrey wants to see you when you are feeling your best. Typically, singleton maternity shoots are done around 7-8 months. Multiples should be started earlier, around 5 months. Your belly should be round and full, but not so large that it is uncomfortable to move or walk around. The timing is ultimately up to you, but keep in mind that many babies decide to arrive a little early! Maternity sessions fill up very quickly and are time sensitive, so please aim to book at least 2-3 months in advance to ensure your spot. Many clients even choose to have several additional mini sessions to document the various stages of pregnancy.
Audrey's sessions are generally done in Central Park under natural light. A perfect backdrop for any shoot, Central Park offers an oasis of natural beauty infused with an urban flavor. In-home and special requests for locations are also welcome, and Audrey will work with you to find the perfect setting for your photos.
Clothing is an important element for a maternity session, as you want to find something that flatters your new curves and accentuates the growing belly. Decide how much of your belly or body you want to expose. An empire waist dress or fitted top is a beautiful choice to highlight the bump and stay completely covered. Or try a delicate cardigan that can be partially unbuttoned to reveal a peek of the belly. In-home maternity sessions allow for an even more intimate look. Audrey works closely with each client to turn her ideas into beautiful art. Many clients like to wear colors that reflect the gender of the baby, or coordinate looks between mom and dad. Fun colors, prints and textures keep it interesting, while some prefer clean solid classics. Feel free to bring a change of wardrobe if you wish. More adventurous clients have brought blankets or sheets to ensure privacy for a complete outfit change in public. Select an outfit that makes you feel beautiful, but don't forget about comfort. Being pregnant is often difficult enough, and I want you to be as relaxed as possible. If you intend to wear a pair of high-heel shoes, remember to bring comfortable walking flats if you want to cover multiple locations.
Audrey meticulously reviews and selects the best shots out of the hundreds from your session, and lightly edits each image after your shoot. You will receive a link to a password protected proofing gallery in approximately 3-6 weeks, from which you can choose your photos for digital or print purchases. Once you have made your final selections, Audrey then hand edits each photo to final perfection. Audrey is available to discuss your options for fine art prints, heirloom photo products and digital files, ensuring that you take home wonderful memories that will be cherished for years to come.