These sessions can take place either at my photography studio in Petaluma, or at a location of your choice. Maternity sessions are versatile and molded to the wants and needs of each client. Some clients like to do shots with bare bellies and wraps, others prefer bellies to be covered . Prior to your session we will discuss exactly what you are looking for, discuss props and wardrobe options.
Newborns are better if photographed early on. It is important to schedule your newborn session while you are still pregnant and schedule around your due date. As soon as your little one arrives, contact me within 2 days so that we can get you scheduled in. Sessions take place when your little one is around 7-12 days old. This allows me to capture the curl, and details of your little one. As they age, they lose the newly born look and they start to stay awake more often . It becomes harder to move them without waking them up. A newborn shoot lasts roughly 2 hours, they will have accidents, dont worry I am used to it. I provide hats, baskets, wraps and hair bows, but please feel free to use your own as well as any other items that have meaning that you would like your child photographed with. I also recommend that prior to your session, that you dress baby in just a loose diaper and easy to remove clothes. This way we are not disturbing s/he while undressing them .
Family sessions are a great time to capture interaction, emotions and memories. Each family has there own way of interacting with one another and I really try to capture that specific family and their dynamics. If you have clothing questions, we can chat before your schedule session . I recommend choosing one or two solid colors and adding a fun texture or pattern to spruce things up. Its fun to mix and match colors, for example: have mom wear a necklace, bracelet, or scarf that has colors in it that match one of the children. During family pictures, I not only take pictures of the family as a whole, but I also take pictures of mom and dad, siblings, mom with the children, dad with the children and the children individually. Please don’t stress about family pictures, just get dressed and come ready to have a great time! I will work with your children, focus on getting their attention so that you can relax , interact and enjoy your children. I love to get not only posed shots, but also candid shots of the family and kids.