Congratulations on your growing family! I am always amazed by the process of pregnancy and think it is one of the most memorable times in a woman’s/couple’s life! Now is the time to capture that perfect baby bump in photos that will last a lifetime, even after your little bundle of joy has arrived!
Cost – $250 + 5.5% sales tax
(Travel fee may apply – see below)
- My creative talent for 60 minutes at a location of your choosing locations outside the towns of Windham, Gray, Cumberland and Falmouth require an additional $25 travel fee
- Two outfit changes (optional)
- All photos individually digitally retouched, edited and enhanced
- A “sneak peek” of 5 proof images posted to the company Facebook page within 1 week of your session
- All final images (minimum of 35) available as a digital download within 4 weeks of your session (If you would prefer to have your digital images mailed to you on a USB drive, an additional $10 fee is required)
- Option to purchase professional prints, canvases, phone cases, and other products directly from your online gallery
- Print release of all final images
*locations outside the towns of Windham, Gray, Cumberland and Falmouth require an additional $25 travel fee
Q. When should I book my session?
A. As soon as possible! Maternity sessions are very popular, especially during the spring months. Sessions are normally shot between the 6th and 8th months of pregnancy when that baby bump is big and beautiful; however, you may choose to do your session at whatever stage you wish.
Q. Where will the session take place?
A. Any location of your choice. As a lifestyle photographer, I do not have a designated studio space. I tend to shoot in outdoor spaces in natural or urban settings. How your session looks is 100% your decision. Popular locations are the beach, backyard or gardens, city environments, or locations that have a special meaning in your life. I have a long list of my favorite places if you would like help deciding but I am always up for shooting in new areas!
Q. How long does a typical maternity session last?
A. Typically around 1 hour. Sometimes people like to shoot at a few different nearby locations so with small spurts of traveling to new spots, sessions can last up to 1.5 hours.
Q. What should I/we wear?
A. Whatever makes you happy! I do suggest that if you choose to wear a pattern, your partner wear solids or neutrals. Patterns are fun but tend to hide the baby bump whereas solids are more suited to showing it off. There is no right or wrong. In the end, just wear what makes you feel beautiful!
Q. Should I bring props?
A. If you would like to. Sometimes expecting parents have letter blocks or a favorite piece of baby clothing that they’d like incorporated into their photos. I’m happy to use props, but I still like the main focus to be you!
Q. When will I receive my digital photos?
A. A “sneak peek” of 5 proof images will be posted to the company Facebook page within 1 week of your session. These photos will be formatted for web use and will have a watermark. They will be available for your to save and share as you wish.
*You may expect ALL of your FINAL images to be available as a digital download within 4 weeks of your session. All final images will be digitally enhanced and will have NO watermark. (If you would prefer to have your digital images mailed to you on a USB drive, and additional $10 fee is required)
*With payment and the signing of your contract, you grant me the rights to use images on my website www.ericashirleyphotography.com and professional social media for advertising and portfolio purposes. This contract will also grant you full print rights to all final images as well as the right to post them on your personal social media.
*I do not place a maximum on the number of shots taken as I do not believe in limiting the potential of any session. I take as many shots as needed in our time together to capture the moment!