Maternity sessions are all about showing off the baby bump! We recommend wearing dresses, anything thats sheer or has flow to it, bandeau bra tops or anything that is easily pulled up to show off the baby bump (if you should so choose to do so). Feel free to bring any baby items such as shoes, bows, hats, or other baby items we can incorporate in the photos. We photograph between 28-34 weeks.
Please keep in mind when scheduling a newborn shoot, we like to schedule the newborn shoot for 3-10 days after baby is born this is the ideal period of time to be able to photograph the baby in the most fragile and sweet state. Of course sometimes babies decide to make their debut early or late so we are as flexible as possible when it comes to scheduling around birth. Most shots are done with the baby being nude so it is very natural but feel free to bring diaper covers, hats, and favorite blankets to match the room
what you need to know
maternity and newborns
The days of matchy-matchy family photos are so over in our opinion! We recommend wearing clothes/accessories that represent your personality and what kind of feel you are going for, for your shoot. This doesn't necessarily mean wearing what you wear every day though, you should definitely add some style!
If you are planning on hanging one of the photos from the session in your home, you may even want to try to match the colors/theme of your home! Be sure to bring any unique accessories such as baby bow ties and cute hair bows for the little ones.
Whether maternity, newborn or a baby session, please make sure mamas nails are done even if she will not be in the photos. Sometimes we may get her hands playing with her child or holding hands or fingers. If you don't usually get your nails done or you don't have time, "its not like you just had a baby ;) hehe" no polish is better than chipped nails.
When scheduling your maternity or senior portrait session you may wonder if we do hair and make up? YES! If you choose to, we can have one of our professional hair and makeup artists have you looking fabulous! We figure if you're going to take the time to schedule an awesome photography session with the fabulously talented Jodi Lynn you might as well be looking and feeling amazing! Our goal is to have you showing off your pictures for years to come.
book a session