Every pregnancy is different, and even though it feels like your precious little one is taking forever to here, ever pregnancy is fleeting. I did not do official maternity photos with my first daughter. I regret that action immensely. I took my own photos along the way of course and I loved comparing my ever growing tummy to previous photos, but I cannot tell you where those photos ended up. I probably have them somewhere, although we have gone through several computers in the last eight years and I may not have them anywhere. For my second daughter, we did a few professional photos as an add on to my daughter’s birthday shoot. I have a lovely framed collage that I know exactly where it is and those photos exist for my children.
I still wish I had taken the time to do a full-on maternity session though. I had several reasons for never following through. I was huge! I felt fat. We needed to save our money for the baby. I’d rather have newborn photos. I never like the way I look in photos. There was so much to do before the baby came. I could go on and on….
I don’t want this to happen to you. If you hire a photographer with skill, experience, good communication skills, and an empathetic heart, you can have an excellent maternity session. At Pure Whimsy, I am careful to take the time to get to know you, to learn what you want to achieve from your session, to make you feel comfortable and beautiful in your own skin, and to make the process as painless at possible. Your baby will want to see those photos someday. Children are fascinated by them. “You mean I was in there?? That bump is me?”
Now for the fun part. When you book a newborn session and pay that session fee, your maternity session is complimentary. Now for the even more fun part. You can choose to keep your maternity session separate and have your own viewing and ordering session for those maternity photos, or you can add it on to your newborn viewing/ordering. I understand that you have a lot going on before the baby comes. Some moms are so excited to get the maternity photos back and to share them with everyone so they choose to do the ordering session early. Other moms want to wait until after the baby comes and take care of it all at once. Both are completely fine with me!
To book your newborn session and receive your free maternity session, email firstname.lastname@example.org. I look forward to hearing from you!