Do I have to get my hair and make-up done?
No - but many moms do choose to have us arrange this for them, particularly before maternity sessions where the focus is on you.
Do you provide maternity dresses?
Yes! We have a great selection of maternity gowns for you to borrow during your session, some custom-designed and exclusive to us. We will send you a catalogue of gowns to choose from after you have booked your session so you can look them over and know which ones you’d like to use before you arrive.
Can my husband and kids be part of the maternity session?
Absolutely! You can customize your session to get exactly what you'd like.
When is it best do do maternity photo’s?
Maternity sessions are best done between 32 and 36 weeks gestation.
When is it best to book newborn photo’s?
Newborn photos are best booked before baby is born. We understand that babies are rarely born on their due dates and allow flexibility in our schedule to juggle sessions to accommodate this. We book for about a week after your due date and then ask that you please contact us within a couple days of baby’s birth so we can confirm your session date and time.
Can we get newborn photo's done in the evening or on a weekend?
Unfortunately Melanie's schedule is limited to weekdays between the hours of 10am and 3pm. We can schedule a session so that family photo's can either be done in the beginning or during a lunch break. That way older siblings can head back to school and dad can head back to work if needed. The family portion of a session is usually no longer than 20 minutes.
What if my baby arrives early or late?
No problem! We can move your session date if we need to so that the photos will be done when baby is 5-14 days new. Please just be sure to contact us within a couple days of baby’s birth to let us know. (If you wait longer to let us know baby is here, it is possible that we will not be able to get you in during the 2 week time frame.)
What do we wear for newborn family photo’s?
Coordinating soft, neutral colours or everyone in black tops work best for newborn family photos. Most of the photos will be close ups, so tops are more important than pants.
Do we bring our own props and hats to my session?
Nope - we have a prop shopping addiction and have plenty of blankets, pants, rompers, hats, wraps, baskets and buckets to choose from.
Can we take photo's outside or only in studio?
Newborn and younger baby sessions are done in the studio where the temperature can be readily controlled. If you have chosen a full session and the weather cooperates, it may be possible to arrange to do the family portion of your session outdoors.
Maternity and older baby sessions may be possible to do outdoors if the weather cooperates.
How long does it take to get my images back?
We will post your sneak peek on Facebook (or email it to you if you prefer) within 2-3 days of your session. You will receive your fully edited images within 2-3 weeks of your session.
Do we get digital files?
Yes, you do. We will send you a link via email. We encourage you to download and save your images in more than one place right away. The link is only active for 10 years and that will pass before you know it.
Do I have to order prints through you?
No. You are welcome to order prints from the lab of your choice. Please understand, however, that we cannot guarantee the quality of prints from any lab other than our professional lab. You are able to order from this lab directly through the link we send you or by contacting us.
If you still have some unanswered questions please contact us.
WHAT WE OFFER
At Motherhood Photography, we focus on your child. We specialize in maternity through baby's first year, and offer sessions for children of any age.
Maternity sessions start at $200.
Newborn sessions start at $300.
Any Age sessions (3 months and older) start at $200.
As soon as you know you would like to book with us, please contact us. Maternity photo's are typically done between 32-36 weeks. The best time for newborn photo's is when baby is between 5-14 days new. The only way to guarantee you will get in during this limited time frame is to book your newborn session before baby is born and then contact us letting us know baby has arrived safely within a couple days. Melanie accepts a limited number of newborn sessions each week to ensure flexibility with unpredictable birth dates.
Newborn sessions are ONLY offered on weekdays between 10am - 3pm.
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