Congratulations on your pregnancy! This is such a special time in your life to capture your essence and beauty. To better prepare for you for your portraits, here are answers to some commonly asked questions.
Right about seven to eight months pregnant is ideal. This is probably when you will feel and look your best ... plus, you can still fit into all those cute maternity outfits. If you wait until the last month of pregnancy, there is more likelihood of water retention, feeling uncomfortable, and of course, the baby arriving early!
For outdoor portraits, two hours before sunset is the best time. During the "golden hour," the light is diffused and it casts a warm, glowing hue. Portraits are dramatically enhanced by the sun's natural light.
Indoor portraits are a little more flexible. All we need is a room with plenty of light. Whichever choice you feel most comfortable with will result in gorgeous portraits.. you can even have a mix of both indoor and outdoor shots.
As an on-location photographer, the best part is that I can come to you! Sessions can take place in the comfort of your own home or at a favorite spot. The location can be somewhere you really enjoy.. a beautiful local park, your favorite landmark, or an ice cream parlor you often visit. Thinking of something you like to do can also help in narrowing your selection down. For example, collecting shells on the beach or enjoying the Boston skyline. If you can't think of anything, I can offer suggestions. At the end of the day, the location should represent you!
Absolutely! These photographs are precious keepsakes that reflect your beautiful growing family... they will be treasured forever.
My sons still look at my maternity portraits and with bright, wide eyes ask "mommy, was that really me in your belly?" When I respond "yes," they always giggle and say "aw, I was so little, I fit in your tummy." I love moments like these with my boys.
If you have any other questions or special requests, please don't be shy...let me know! I want you to have the most memorable and satisfying experience from start to finish.
And the most IMPORTANT part: don't forget to bring your sense of adventure and sense of humor... We are going to have an unforgettable time!