Maternity photography London Ontario
A maternity session to capture your glowing radiant self is a must in the last trimester. Typically these sessions are done at sunset when there is a warm, glowing light and are done some with your partner and some without. If there are other children and pets in the picture they can definitely be included! It’s a chance to really celebrate this wonderful time in your life and get some gorgeous shots to remember you maternity photography London Ontario by.
An outdoor location that has special meaning to you is usually the best choice for a maternity session. This could be the place where you first discussed having children, a favourite location where you enjoy going for a walk together or returning to a location you love, such as where you were married or shared your first kiss.
The clothing colour usually depends on the season. In general I recommend that you not be too matchy-matchy, but certainly coordinate your colours and be aware of avoiding patterns that clash with one another. I recommend staying away from slogan T-shirts or any really “fad” fashion as it will age your portraits.
Wear clothing that will contrast with your surroundings. For example, if you are doing a woodland shoot don’t wear green, black or dark brown colours.
If you have chosen a rustic location, don’t wear super formal clothing that you might wear in a studio shoot.
Most important wear something that fits well and you are comfortable wearing!
Specifically for maternity sessions, I recommend wearing some of the following:
- something feminine and flowing like a dress
- something that accentuates the bump like some button up jeans that can no longer be buttoned
- a tight top in a stretchy material
- a button down top that can be left open to show the bump
I have a red maternity gown that can be used if you are interested
Props for these sessions can be a great idea, anything from a simple blanket to sit on to incorporating the nursery theme. Bringing a pair of shoes or booties, the sonogram picture and anything else that may have been given to you that you would like to incorporate in. Other items like the foods you have been craving, a watermelon/beach ball/globe, confetti or glitter and balloons can make these sessions fun!
What to do with the images
A really nice idea is to purchase a collage frame for the baby’s room. Insert a picture from the maternity session and then add a new picture from each subsequent photography session as your baby grows. I can also make a professional album with is both a wonderful way to preserve the photos and a great gift idea.
Whatever you decide to do, you don’t want these images looked at once digitally and then buried under a mountain of food or pet pictures!
– Nothing is worse than being sick for your session so if this happens chat to me as soon as there are any signs so that rescheduling the session can be a possibility. Same goes for rain!
– Don’t leave it too close to your due date to do the maternity session, having a big bump is important but still having a bump is more important!
– Get your hair and makeup done, it makes for great photos and you deserve the pampering!
Winter Maternity Photography testimonial
Erin did our maternity pictures and we were so pleased with the results. Erin's warm personality made the whole photo shoot experience relaxed and fun; she immediately put my husband and I at ease. She also made me feel like a beautiful mom-to-be. To be honest, I wish I knew Erin years ago when I got married. She has a gift for capturing beauty in every shot she takes. She is also really great at getting back to you. I would definitely recommend her to anyone.
Maternity photography pricing starts at $150+hst
The best value way of doing a maternity session with me is the ‘First Year’ package-