Maternity sessions are best held between 34 - 36 weeks, when you have a belly but aren't too uncomfortable or likely to have bub too early. Settings can vary from studio to beach, cliffs, rockery, bushes, long grass etc. and your input is greatly welcomed in choosing a location you feel comfortable with. Siblings and partners are encouraged to participate in these beautiful and natural portraits. I have a variety of maternity gowns that you are welcome to wear during your session, or you can wear your own outfit. CLICK HERE to view dress options.
Birth coverage is available for vaginal or c-section births, although Obstetrician approval is always recommended. Once booked, we will meet prior to your birth to cover details of what you would like captured and different situations that may present themselves. I will then be on call from week 38, day or night, to travel to your place of birth to capture the emotion, the elation and the beauty of a new life entering the world, and will stay for the duration of the birth and approximately one hour afterwards. A back-up photographer will also be on hand for the rare occasions that I won't be able to make it in time or stay for the duration. View sample birth coverage HERE.
Newborn portraits are best held between days 6 + 10, while your baby is still super sleepy and able to be positioned comfortably. Older newborns are also welcome (up to 8 weeks old), and whilst newborn poses can still be attempted, babies are more likely to be wrapped and awake during their sessions. Sessions are held in my studio on St Huberts Island, and take up to 3 hours, depending on how settled your baby is on the day. Sibling and family portraits are included in full sessions at no additional charge. 1 hour mini sessions are also available.