Jess Phillips Photography specializes in both outdoor and in home maternity sessions to capture that beautiful baby bump and that last moments before your new addition arrives.
If you have booked or thinking of booking a maternity sessions with me – thank you for entrusting me to capture this special time.
Frequently Asked Questions for Maternity Sessions
WHEN SHOULD I TAKE MATERNITY PHOTOS?
I recommend that you schedule your maternity photo sessions when you are about 30-35 weeks along. This way your belly will be noticeably round but not too heavy so that you won’t experience any sort of discomfort. For more information on timing your maternity photos please see this article *When is the best time to book your maternity session?
WHAT SHOULD I WEAR TO MY MATERNITY PHOTO SESSION?
Maternity sessions are about that belly so I always suggest a little form fitting. When choosing an outfit to bring I suggest something tight and stretchy to show off your beautiful baby bump. A flowy boho dress is always a great option, it allows for comfort and movement. I also suggest wearing a nude seamless strapless bra and nude underwear. Also remember when booking a photo session with me, you will have access to my client closet, a collection of dresses available to wear!
For more information on wardrobe ideas please see this article
WHAT ARE MY MATERNITY PHOTOGRAPHY LOCATION OPTIONS?
When you reach out to book your shoot I can advise you on which type of location works best for you and your vision. My maternity sessions are often located at parks, beaches or open fields. Orange County has such a variety of locations so we will discuss prior to your session what option is best for you. Please keep in mind when choosing your location type that specific beaches require climbing up and down stairs, steep slopes, and sometimes rocks. Keep in mind the outdoor locations are always changing with the seasons/weather.
I do also offer in home materity sessions as well as studio sessions. For a simple white background look I have a pop up backdrop I can bring to your home to set up outside or indoors for a silhouette look.
WHAT DO I NEED TO BRING TO MY MATERNITY PHOTO SESSION?
There are a few items I suggest to bring to your maternity session to make for a great shoot! I will have a bag with me during your session to carry anything you bring. Having water and snacks is always a good idea, especially if we have some little ones joining the maternity session. Bring a pair of comfy shoes to change into for casual photos and if, on location, a jacket or a sweater since some of the locations tend to become cooler as the session progresses. It is also very useful to have some touch-up makeup and hairspray with you
WHAT RETOUCHING IS INCLUDED?
Girl – I got you, retouching is my thing! I’ve had many a mama to be ask me “can you fix my …? ” or “..maybe push this in a little?”
The answer is yes. All retouching is included in the price of the images that you receive. Please be sure to let us know if there are specific things you want to be retouched so that we can make note of that.