What To Wear!

What to wear to your photo session.

Wear what you love most and feel beautiful in! My favorite question is what do I wear to my maternity session? Wear your favorite outfit that hugs your belly! Wear clothing that is comfortable and wear something very simple. I ask my families to pick colors that look good hanging on the walls of their home and/ or their favorite colors. The location of your session helps to determine the type of clothing you will be wearing. A flowing gown is perfect for beach and field(urban) locations but not so good for busy Balboa park or downtown. An adorable dress with a form fitting shirt and heels great for down town and Balboa Park but not so good for the sandy beaches or grassy park and heals. As a Photographer I don't recommend wearing all white or all black for maternity sessions. Bold Colors and Maxi dresses are my personal favorite. I love every outfit that mom chooses because they love it and feel great which shows through in the photos. Please inform me if you pruchase anything special from etsy or for this session. Like a lace gown or a dress to reveal your belly. I alway recommend bringing a second outfit. *I recommend that parents don't do any harsh punishments during the sessions with kids, and bring rewards that can be given right way (food or the toy) Schedule your consultation with me to get on the calendar!

How to prepare for your maternity session.

Preparing for your maternity portrait session can be just as stressful as a regular portrait session if you aren’t prepared well in advance. Here are a few tips and tricks to have an easy session just by being prepared.

What does Dad or my partner wear?

Dad or partner should wear colors to compliment Mom and natural if possible or matching. I suggest staying away from wearing high heals or bring a pair of sandals along. Also, I suggest staying away from busy patterns, and logos/brands. You can check out my Pinterest boards to see some awesome colors and what to wear ideas. I welcome clients to bring a change of clothes if they want- but usually we don’t have time to change or a private spot. Pamper Yourself GET A MANICURE Use the session as an excuse to pamper yourself. Your fingers will absolutely be seen in our portraits, so make sure all family members (including your partners) are nice an clean.

Pamper Yourself GET A MANICURE

Use the session as an excuse to pamper yourself. Your fingers will absolutely be seen in our portraits, so make sure all family members (including your partners) are nice an clean.

HAIR AND MAKEUP

Plan your session and plan to pamper yourself, I recommend having your hair or makeup professionally done for the session and turn it in to a date night or day date! I have referrals if you need any for hair and makeup (Adding just a set of lashes makes a huge difference!)! It’s worth the investment and you feel amazing (it will show in your photos). You are investing a lot of time and money into your portraits.

Do go Hungry EAT!

Make sure you and your family have eaten before your session! Please feel free to bring snacks for the kids and mom to eat during the session. Bring some treats for your kids to use as reward during your session if needed. The worst is a hungry husband and tired kids waiting to go to dinner after the session. Session are anywhere from 1 to 2 hours and can be exhausting for the whole family.

Smile Relax Have Fun!

Be yourselves during the session! Laugh, Joke Smile and HAVE FUN! Enjoy these moments together. throughout the session I ask dad to whisper in mom's ear or dad look at the kids while mom looks at her beautiful belly. Make mom laugh by telling a joke and make the kids smile by making a silly face. I find the more fun the family has the more relax the session becomes. Who knows how many times you will get to do a maternity session in your life! You're in great hands! *I recommend that parents don't do any harsh punishments during the sessions with kids, and bring rewards that can be given right way (food or the toy) Schedule your consultation with me to get on the calendar!

Sneak Peek Ariana 6 Months

Meet Ariana . Ariana has loving parents and a big brother who simply love celebrating every day with Ari. Today Ari turns 6 months old! Happy 1/2 Birthday! Every mile stone is worth capturing!

Sneak Peak Baby Beaux

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Here is a sneak peek from my latest newborn session!
Simply breath taking!  Thank you baby Beaux!