Maternity Session Information - Dawn Z. Photography

maternity session


This will be one of the most important times in your life, preparing to be a mom.  It brings new hope, new dreams, and new life.  Every waking moment is filled with anticipation.  Pregnancy is magical, emotional and the maternal connection and bond that comes with motherhood is amazing.  Maternity photography can capture this moment and preserve the beauty of its memory.   

Pregnancy doesn’t require anything “else” to be present in a photograph to help tell it's story and convey the beauty that pregnancy displays.  We can discuss different styles you have in mind...it can be as chic, edgy or as simple and elegant as you wish.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What should I expect from a maternity portrait session?
A:  Maternity sessions are all about the excitement you and your partner feel for your growing baby and of course the growing bump.The maternity session is the best way to capture the images of your beautiful belly, glowing expressions and the emotions and feelings you and your partner have for your unborn baby.  Most maternity sessions are photographed with a spouse or a partner, or with one or more of the older siblings.

Q:  When is the best time during my pregnancy to schedule a maternity session?
A:  Maternity sessions are best scheduled around your 30th-32nd week of pregnancy. You should contact me by your 25th week to schedule.

Q:  What should I wear on my maternity session? Can I bring additional clothing?
A:   Plan to wear clothing in which you feel free and good. While comfort is important, the clothing should also allow you to show off your baby belly bump. Something else to consider is wearing lighter colored clothes which communicates the beginning of a new life and the magical feeling of a new baby. Typically several clothing changes will allow me to capture different looks so I encourage you to bring different outfits to your session.  If you need recommendations for maternity outfits, I can provide those to you upon request. In addition to your clothing, I usually use a combination of fabrics wrapped around your body to cover or uncover your belly.

Q:  How do I prepare for my maternity shoot?
A:  I recommend that you , your partner and/or kids are well rested and feel relaxed. Hydrating and eating light snacks before the session would also give you plenty of energy during the time we will spend in the studio or outdoors.

Q:  Do you have any tips on hair & make-up?
A:  Makeup should be applied in a light manner for a more natural look. Applying a light foundation or blush to even out skin tones is perfect for this type of session. Avoid applying too much eyeliner or eye shadow as they tend to appear very dark on your photos.  Hair should be fixed so you are comfortable with it during the session.

* SWEET BEGINNINGS (5 Sessions) | CREATIVE SESSION FEE $1225 *

Session fee includes:
* Pre-session consultation and design
* Time & talent of photographer for up to (1) hour per session
* (5) sessions total to include maternity, newborn, (4) months old, (9) months old and (12) months old
* Access to props and accessories
* Clothing change permitted within time-frame
* A password protected online gallery of (10) professionally edited images from each session for viewing
* 14-21 days after your session, you will be emailed the online gallery for ordering

** Digital Files ARE included for each session with this collection **
** Payment Plan Available **

*MATERNITY & NEWBORN PACKAGE | CREATIVE SESSION FEE $600 *

Session fee includes:
* Pre-session consultation and design
* (45) minute Maternity Session and (2) Hour Newborn Session
* A password protected online gallery of (10) professionally edited images from each Session for viewing
* 14-21 days after your session, you will be emailed the online gallery for ordering

** Digital Files ARE included with each session **
** Deposit (half of session fee) due within 24 hours of booking **

* MATERNITY | CREATIVE SESSION FEE $325 *

Session fee includes:
* Pre-session consultation and design
* Time and talent of photographer for up to (1) hour
* 1 Outfit - 1 Location
* Can include other immediate family members (including spouse/partner and/or children)
* A password protected online gallery of (10) professionally edited images for viewing
* 14-21 days after your session, you will be emailed the online gallery for ordering

** Digital Files ARE included with this session **
** Deposit (half of session fee) due within 24 hours of booking **

**Travel fees will apply if you want an outdoor shoot more than 20 miles from the studio location**

Forms of Payment Accepted:   Credit & Debit Cards via Square & Paypal.  

Please note all session fees are due at the time of booking to reserve your date and time.

|| CANCELLATION POLICY ||
If the appointment is cancelled more than 7 days prior to appointment, client will forfeit $50 out of the session retainer as a cancellation fee. In the event the client cancels their appointment fewer than 7 calendar days prior to appointment, client forfeits 50% session retainer as a cancellation fee. Appointments cancelled on the day for which they are scheduled will not be refunded. Appointments that are cancelled due to a real emergency may be rescheduled. A bad hair day is not an emergency.

** Dawn Z. Photography reserves the rights to all images. All images are copyrighted and may only be printed and shared for personal use. The images selected and edited are at the discretion of the photographer based on professional quality and artistic choice.**

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