Maternity FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions

How many weeks pregnant is ideal for my maternity session?
Maternity sessions are typically done between 29 and 36 weeks. This is the time for most moms-to-be where your belly is beautiful and full, but you don’t feel as uncomfortable as you might later in your pregnancy. Though I have shot maternity sessions earlier and later than this time frame, feedback from my expectant clients has suggested that this is the sweet spot! 

How soon should I schedule my session?
It’s never too early to schedule your maternity session. Sometimes we can accommodate last minute requests, but we recommend a 4-6 week notice. If you would like a weekend appointment it is important to book early as Saturdays and Sundays are booked fast.

What should I wear for my maternity session?
I have a small wardrobe of beautiful maternity gowns. I also have an exclusive relationship with One Hott Mamma, a maternity consignment shop located in uptown Charlotte. 

Does the time of day matter when scheduling a maternity session?
Yes! My sessions are always an hour before sunset, also know as “golden hour”. This is when the light is the most optimal for your session and will give us the best results! 

Can my partner or my child be in the pictures?

How do I prepare for the session?
Try not to wear tight underwear and clothing on the day of the session to prevent marks on your skin.
Get a manicure and a pedicure a day or two in advance.

What is the turnaround time for my gallery?
You will be invited to view your gallery 2-3 weeks after your session.

Can I purchase an album and other print products from you?
Absolutely. I offer stunning albums that I personally design for you, as well a different print options. Visit my print shop to see more!  

Do you offer maternity and newborn combo packages?
Yes I do! Please inquire for more details. 

What payments do you accept?
I accept all major credit cards, checks and cash.