These can be taken in my all white studio if you prefer a simple, classic portrait experience. Location Jennings, LA or they can be taken outside at another location. My studio location does not have a good area for outdoors photos so the choice has to be one or the other.
Father of the baby may join in the maternity session at no additional cost. Can siblings join in? Absolutely they can! When adding other children to the photo session it does involve a little more effort and work from the photographer therefore there is a fee for each child to attend for a low cost of $25 per child.
Can I bring my pet to the session? Yes if it cooperates, if it doesn't cooperate that will be taking time away from your session time. There is a fee to add your fur baby at the low cost of $25
Preserve the amazing and natural beauty that pregnancy holds during a maternity session.
A maternity session is a way for you to celebrate your newest addition, to celebrate your love for each other, and to celebrate the strength of our incredible bodies. Think about this, I only have two children, even though i have been pregnant 5 times (3 miscarriages) I was only able to take photos for this milestone twice in my whole lifetime. Two times out of my whole lifetime that I was pregnant for 9 months. Now this may look different for you, you may have more children etc. Basically what I am getting at is, this milestone in our lives only happens so many times until our children bearing days are over with.
Even if we don’t always feel beautiful (achy feet, sore back, tired legs, stretch marks), just think of all the things going on inside your body! You are creating a living being who is growing and being nourished inside of you. All those extra pounds and raging hormones are proof of the miracle growing inside. You don't stay this way forever (however 40 weeks may feel like forever), so documenting these moments are so incredibly special and beautiful!
A Maternity session can include you by yourself, a significant other, and children.
Unless there are special circumstances for your pregnancy, The best time to have these taken is between 32 and 34 weeks. If you are carrying twins, this may look like more in the 28 week to 30 week range.
Subjects that wear glasses, let's talk for a moment. I feel like if you wear glasses on a regular basis then you may not feel or look like yourself without them. So therefore I do recommend still wearing them and not talking them off, but sadly I can't edit out glares, reflections, or can't change the appearance of the blue light, or the dark lens transition feature on the eye glasses. If you have an image that you absolutely love, I can possibly try to send the image off to get corrected at an estimated cost of $20 per image at the cost of the clients expense.
Below are a few reasons on why I love to do a studio session over an outdoor session.
- Weather. Our lovely Louisiana weather has been more and more unpredictable every year. If you want to be sure that the date and time that you choose doesn’t need to be rescheduled (sometimes multiple times) for rainy weather, or a forecast that is unpredictable, or just because of the heat in general especially if considering or needing a summer date. Opting for a studio session means you get air conditioner, doesn't that sound great?! Your portraits are also done exactly when you plan for them despite of the weather conditions.
- It helps keep your babies close by without running away or wanting to run all over outside.
- What about your home? Consider what will look best on your walls. Do neutral colors flood your home? My bright and airy studio might be the perfect setting to have your portraits taken.
- Outdoor sessions we may fight with the heat, humidity and fighting with fly aways in women's/ girls hair, bugs, flush (red) faces from heat, sweating, sweat marks on clothing, etc.
Prices are subject to change without notice. All photo session locations will be within 10 miles of Jennings, Louisiana. If you choose to have your photos taken at a different location, the price will change according to the mileage and the travel time.
Each photo session will come with a guaranteed 25-30 edited images. Images will be delivered to you via email from an online downloadable gallery. I will email you your session and from the comfort of your own home, you can simply open the email, and download the link (choose high resolution) and have your images in front of you. Mini Sessions will receive a guaranteed 15 edited images. All final images are chosen by your photographer and will include a print release.
If you wish to have a CD instead of an online downloadable gallery. Please let me know and we can add an additional $5 fee for a shipping and handling fee for the mailing of your CD.
If you wish to have an USB instead of an online downloadable gallery. Please let me know and we can add an additional $20 fee for the cost of the USB, and for a shipping and handling fee for the mailing of your USB.