What a wild ride this is, growing a tiny human. The anticipation. The excitement. Learning to love your changing body. It's all so incredible.
Whether this is your first journey or fifth, it's a beautiful process, and I would love to help you document it in an authentic, honest way.
In-home maternity sessions can either take place all indoors or be a mix of inside and around your yard, for a great variety of images. With access to your closet right there, we can easily incorporate an outfit change (or 2-3) to truly make it yours.
It doesn't matter if your home large and decorated, or small and bare. If you have a window (which you do) and the desire to see the raw emotion of this time, we can make magic together.
Rachel - Baltimore mother of 2
I like simple and I bet you do too. Together, we are documenting an incredibly fleeting moment in your life, so I want you to have all photos in your storytelling gallery and decide what to print on your time.
Every session is fully inclusive. Just one fee includes your detailed prep and style guide, your session time, and the entire gallery to download, print and share.
I do not, and I love it that way. I have owned and operated 6 different studios in Baltimore, Catonsville, Westminster and Elkridge during my 16+ year career. Something always pulled me to more lifestyle so I made the switch in 2018 and won't ever look back! There's something much more special about it and with maternity sessions, I love that we are documenting your pregnancy in the space you spent daydreaming about bringing home a new baby.
I personally love in home maternity sessions because I find them more personal, but it's also a fantastic way for me to get to know you and your space before the newborn session. Having access to your closet for more ideas is just icing on the cake.
With that being said, outdoor maternity sessions are beautiful as well. When you book, we can discuss which option works best for you.
The best time for a maternity session is generally between your 28th-36th week. For outdoor maternity sessions, I suggest booking earlier in that timeframe so we can have some flexibility with weather, especially during the spring and fall months.
I'm a big believer in making sure each session is unique to the family, which is why I do not offer a maternity wardrobe. I had one in the past and felt like most clients still preferred to bring their own, that felt more like them. When you book, you'll receive clothing guidance and a list of wonderful and affordable places to find dresses or clothing for your maternity session, but I can also safely say, you likely have wonderful options right in your closet. Some of my favorite sessions have been with just basic items that mom already owned.
Yes please! I love when the join because not only are they obviously a big part of your baby's life, but it allows for more interaction and connections, which in turn, leads to a much bigger gallery for you. ;)
I have photographed families in all types of homes. From a single room in a tiny apartment, to sprawling mansions that were immaculately decorated. I can tell you it 100% does NOT matter. What matters is the light and love, and I guarantee you have both.
We can use as much or as little of your home as you'd like. If you have great decor, awesome, we can include tiny bits. Nothing at all on the walls because you just moved in? Great! We have lots of white backgrounds and simplicity!
Truth be told, we spend a lot of time near windows and I will guide you before the session as what to expect. No need to fully clean or prep, it's a lot easier than you think.