Maybe you’ve noticed… there has been a surge in pregnancy photos over the last 10 years or so.
I noticed it first on Facebook and pretty soon clients started requesting maternity photo sessions. It is really a wonderful service that we offer!
Being pregnant is a beautiful time in a woman’s life. It is also a beautiful time to capture for future memories. It will be fun for your children to look back on their mom with one of them in her tummy.
You and your spouse will also enjoy looking back on this time. Looking back on these photos can be a moment of serenity amidst the chaos that can be after that baby makes his first live appearance.
While you are pregnant, these moments may seem insignificant… the pregnancy photos. Sure there is no baby to look at but to look back on photos of that time when your baby was growing in there is going to be awesome.
I talk to women all the time for which a photo of their pregnant self is a rarity. That’s kind of sad… they missed documenting the first moments of their child growing inside of them.
When: When should you have maternity photos taken? You want to be big enough that people can tell you are pregnant, but maybe not so big that it looks like you are going to burst. We do not want you to look exhausted in every photo. We recommend at about 30 weeks. So make sure you schedule your free consultation before then so we can discuss the details with you.
Where: We will want to discuss a venue for the photos. If you do not have anything in mind, our photographer can certainly help you decide with some suggestions. You will want to pick a place with an inactive background. We don’t want anything distracting from our subject.
Who: We encourage you to bring your husband and other children to participate if you wish. They will all play a role in the raising of this child so why not invite them to the session?
What: What should you wear to the shoot? Maternity clothes, while practical in your everyday life, are not the most flattering of clothing. We recommend trying some non-maternity clothing of sold color for the photo shoot. The fitted clothing will be more flattering to the baby bump that is the object of our session.
Your professional, experienced photographer is going to help you with poses the day of your session that only flatter your pregnant body. The female figure while pregnant is one of the most beautiful moments in a woman’s life.
At Patty Dean Photography we are going to make sure we capture this moment in time in the best possible light. After your session Patty’s team will edit your photos to further encourage the flattery to your gorgeous figure. We want to make sure our subjects look magnificent no matter the subject matter of the session. You will love the results!
Your photographer has a passion for photographing newborn babies. With this passion, she can show you what the most precious positions are for the newborn as well as any special lighting that will accentuate the baby’s adorable features.
This is some of the most fun photography to do. Babies are so precious and when it is your baby, you will definitely want to hire the best.
We can do these photos when you are comfortably at home. This way the baby can have on a cute outfit, and you can change the outfit if you’d like more than one outfit in the photos.
Taking the photos a couple days after the birth allows the baby to look a little more natural as well. Sometimes the babies experience a little puffiness or even a shade of yellow if they are a bit jaundiced. You may not want this in the photos if it’s not going to naturally be part of the baby.
It is ideal to take these within the first two weeks of the baby’s birth. This way the child is sleepy and kind of goes with the flow for the most part. We expect these sessions to go a little long (maybe 3-4 hours), but it is all in the effort to get the best photos of your baby.
We are a family friendly photography company so please feel comfortable to interrupt the session to feed the baby, change a diaper, or whatever needs to be done.
We understand; your session will be laid back and casual. We want to be sure you and the newborn are comfortable to ensure the ideal photographs. A rushed process will not accomplish the best newborn photos.
We come with plenty of lighting on hand so there is no need to worry about anything while we are in control of this process for you. In our experience, mornings tend to be the best time for families as that is when the child is most fresh. We can chat about what time works best for you and your family.
We like to use blankets when we take baby photos, if you’d like to have some of your favorite blankets of the baby’s on hand that would be wonderful.
If you are interested in Patty Dean Photography to take photos for your newborn, please give us a call for a free consultation. We will come out to your home to discuss your desires for the photos as well as how everything will work on the day of the photo shoot: time, length of session, equipment, and other important information it is helpful for you to have to ensure you enjoy the photo session and the subsequent photos.
After the session, the newborn photographer will use her talents and experienced eye to edit the photos to perfection. You will receive a cd with all of the newborn photos on it so you own the photos and can order the sizes and quantities as you wish. Call us today!