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maternity session faqs

HOW MANY WEEKS IS IDEAL FOR A MATERNITY SESSION?

We like to schedule maternity sessions between 29 to 36 weeks. Although timing is different for everyone, we recommend coming earlier rather than later because you never know when your baby will actually arrive!

HOW SOON SHOULD I SCHEDULE MY SESSION?

We recommend 2-3 months in advance, but it is never too early to schedule your maternity session! Weekend appointments are available at an additional fee.

WHERE IS YOUR STUDIO LOCATED?

Our studio is located in the heart of Buckhead Atlanta!

WHAT DOES THE PRICE OF your MATERNITY SESSION INCLUDE?

Our Maternity Experience begins at $475 and includes:

-Pre-session consultation to design your maternity session and help you prepare for your day

-Our complete session day preparation guide

-Professional makeup and hair styling with additional touch ups throughout your session

-Fully guided photo shoot

-Variety of outfit changes and studio setups

-Access to our luxurious wardrobe

-Custom magazine-style image editing


*Please note that no digital images, prints, or products are included in the session fee of $475 and there is a minimum required investment of $1800 at your photo reveal appointment.




DO YOU PROVIDE DRESSES/FABRICS/WRAPS?

Absolutely! We have a beautiful selection of dresses, fine silks and fabrics for draping, as well as form fitting bodysuits and lace robes.

CAN MY PARTNER OR MY CHILD BE IN THE PICTURES?

Yes! We actually encourage him to not miss our on this experience. We do ask that if you are bringing your child or children, to please bring in help keep them occupied.  

WHAT SHOULD I WEAR FOR MY MATERNITY SESSION?

After booking your maternity session, we will send you our Welcome & Preparation Guide so that you will know exactly what to bring. We are a full service studio, so you don't need to worry about bringing many items with you. We do recommended that you bring:

-Nude (skin color) and/or Black strapless bra

-Nude and/or Black thong underwear

DO I HAVE TO BE photographed NUDE?

Absolutely not! Because our maternity sessions are customized to the wants and needs of each client it is absolutely your choice/preference as to how you want to be clothed and photographed! 

SHOULD I BE CONCERNED ABOUT EXTRA WEIGHT (CHIN, ARMS, THIGHS) AND STRETCH MARKS?

No girl, we've got your back here!! Professional retouching is included in your session so you don’t have to worry about blemishes, stretch marks and certain body contours. Our attention to detail makes you look and feel as if you came straight out of a fashion magazine.

THIS IS MY FIRST STUDIO PHOTOGRAPHY EXPERIENCE. WILL YOU GUIDE ME AND HELP ME with POSing?

We hear this from so many of our clients. We absolutely do our best to be sure you feel comfortable, relaxed, and confident! During your shoot we will guide you through every pose and focus on the angles that flatter YOU the most. You will never have to wonder what to do or where to place a finger!

I WOULD LIKE TO TAKE SIMILAR IMAGES/POSES THAT I SAW IN YOUR PORTFOLIO. CAN WE DO THAT?

Absolutely! We actually encourage our clients to choose some of their favorites from our portfolio! You are welcome bring in your own ideas as well, however we ask that your ideas stay within our simplistic style. Please note some photos may be on location and not taken at our studio. If there is a certain photo you love just let us know! 

What is the turnaround time?

Approximstely one to two weeks after your session has taken place, we will schedule a virtual or in-person reveal for you to view your proofing gallery and select your favorite portraits for retouching. Then, it typically takes around 2-3 weeks for your images to be ready!

On which days of the week can I have my photo session?

We accept shoots 5 days a week, Monday through Friday. Appointments always start at 10:30am to allow for getting ready time and the best natural light our studio has to offer.

Can i save money if i do my own hair & makeup?

Professional hair styling and makeup is included in the session fee. This is a complimentary service so if you choose to do it yourself the price is still the same.

how long will my session take?

Generally our full portrait session can take anywhere from 4-6 hours (including getting ready time) depending how many people are being photographed, how many outfit changes, etc. Basically, just plan to spend the day with us :)

Can I purchase an album from YOu?

Yes! At your session you will have the opportunity to see some of our many samples of our stunning fine-art and acrylic cover album options! Once you have chosen your album we will do a custom designed album layout for you.

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