Whether it is your first child, or your sixth, it is important to capture the exciting time before baby arrives with a maternity photo session
My sessions are about making mom and her baby bump shine. You will laugh, snuggle, and play, all while ensuring mom is comfortable the entire time. My goal is to create clean and timeless images that beautifully tell the story of your family before your little one(s) arrive.
I am a natural light, lifestyle photographer. My work can be described as natural, fun, light and authentic. I became a photographer to capture the small, everyday moments and milestones of life and your gallery will reflect that. I am an all inclusive photographer because I don’t want you to be forced to choose just five photos. I am not after that one “perfect shot” of everyone smiling at the camera. I provide a generous gallery showing genuine connections, personality and the spirit of your family as you are right now. In the end, I want you to look at your gallery of images and truly see yourself, to say, “this is my family, documented beautifully.” My hope is that you will want to display your photos as artwork, because that’s what they are – art.
Maternity photos are best done after 32 weeks.
You want to be showing, but not too uncomfortable. Ideally you would schedule by 36 weeks to give you time to reschedule due to weather.
Maternity photo sessions are meant to document your immediate family before baby arrives. So bring the kids and/or your fur babies.
I totally get it. You have made an investment in family photos and you don't want to spend the entire time drenched. I am a photographer in Washington State, flexibility is my middle name (okay, not really, but that's a big secret!). Leading up to your session I'm in contact watching the weather forecast. If things don't look good I offer several options.
1) We do the session in your home. Kids are often comfortable in their own home and this type of session allows for plenty of family details to be captured.
2) We select a location with cover. I have several favorite spots in the area. In fact, it rained during this family session here.
3) We reschedule. I get it. My hair gets pretty big in the rain, I would want to reschedule my family photos too.
If you're session is in fall, your flexibility is key to having a rain free day.
Once you have booked a session with me, we will start discussing the perfect location. I offer suggestions based on favorite spots that both show off the beauty of the pacific northwest while offering a perfect backdrop for family photos. I select locations that have beautiful light during the time of day your family needs your session, yet offers something for your family to do together - whether that is playing, exploring, throwing rocks, twirling in fields, or building forts in the woods.
I am also here to help you choose the right thing to wear. I guide you through the process, as much or as little as you'd like. Often clients will text me a photo of everyone's outfits laid out. While I want you to be YOU, I know you're making an investment and what you wear matters. I help ensure your photos are timeless while staying true to you.
The following packages are available for you when booking a maternity session.
This 30-minute photography session focuses on the expectant mom and her immediate family. Your session includes a gallery of high resolution digital files.
Available only when booked with a newborn session.
A regular family session where we highlight your baby bump and this time before baby arrives. Sessions last approx. 1 hour and include your gallery of high resolution digital files along with a custom 8x8 album.
Mini Maternity Session
Full Maternity Session
While I try to leave room in my schedule for newborns and maternity session, I suggest booking during your 2nd trimester.
To book, click the button below, complete the contact form (be sure to include your due date!).
Expecting a baby is such a gift, and such a short period of our lives. Don't let it slip by without beautiful photographs to document this time.