Every pregnant woman is beautiful and a maternity session is incredibly important to document this time in your life. A pregnancy shoot can be a confidence building experience and will leave you feeling radiant and beautiful. Unsure how to pose? Don't worry; that is my job! I strive to make you feel confident and relaxed during your maternity photography session and will give relaxed direction & use the best lighting to compliment your bump. Using my experience from my own pregnancies I remember just how you feel & am dedicated in providing an experience that is calm & happy resulting in timeless & natural images of yourself.
I hope to offer every pregnant lady the chance to experience a maternity photo session to celebrate this important and amazing time in her life. It is my goal to ensure mums feel beautiful and dads-to-be feel relaxed and forget they are being photographed & even have a laugh during the session.
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When should I book?
The best time to book your maternity session is as early as possible as I take limited bookings every week to allow for births that are unpredictable and the best time to capture your bump is between 32 and 36 weeks, this way your bump will be nice and round and you should still be able to move around freely.
If you decide to book a newborn photo shoot too, pllease feel free to contact me anytime during your pregnancy and I can pencil a date in based on your due date then once you have had baby you can get ask your partner to contact me if you are in hospital or send me a quick email yourself when you are home & we can arrange the best day for your newborn photo session. If you are due soon give me a call or email email@example.com as I have to juggle appointments and may have availability.
How should I prepare for the session
Please take a look through some of my galleries to see what kind of shoot you would like. Some ladies preferred to be fully dressed and some ladies like to show their bare belly. This is personal preference. Please feel free to have your partner or children included in your photography session too. If the shoot is on location, you're even welcome to bring pets along! A newborn shoot may also be added to this plan at a discount.
Some ideas to feel great for your Maternity session:
Get plenty of sleep the night before your shoot. Take time doing your make up and hair on the morning of your shoot. Remember your nails too as these will be shown lots in the shoot.
What clothes should I have ready/bring?
Here are some ideas:
Dress – A flowing one will look elegant or a tight one to show off your bump
Jeans & plain shirt/Vest/Tight top. Lighter clothing is lovely during maternity shoots.
White always look great and avoid to many patterns or clothes that may be look dated in a few years time.
Leggings or maternity trousers with a cloth waist that can fold down to show your whole belly (only if you are comfortable with this)
When is the best time to capture my bump?
I recommend 32-36 weeks. This is the perfect time when you will feel most likely to want to show off your belly.
Where will my maternity shoot be held?
Most sessions are hold in my studio in Purley on Thames using a combination of studio and natural light. We can go to a location or I can come to your home and I will select the best areas in your home where the natural light falls to show the most attractive angle and light onto your baby bump. Please feel free to have your partner and children at the shoot too. If I am photographing you at your home or on location you can include pets too.
I am a little nervous about having my bump photographed
Try to love your body and embrace this amazing moment and the beauty from within will show in your pictures. Sometimes I will get you to look up or down at your bump use these moments to think about your plans for baby, how excited you are to meet your brand new baby. That warm and glowing look will radiate in every image. I felt really nervous at my bump shoot and even came out in a rash where I was very nervous so I will also make you feel completely relaxed, make you laugh and you will enjoy your session from start to finish.
How long does the session last?
A pregnancy session normally takes around 1.5 hours. This gives you an opportunity to relax and change outfits.
When can we view the images?
We will schedule an ordering appointment at the time of your booking or after your photo session so do bring your diary.
Around one week after your session, you will come to the studio to view your portraits and decide what you would like to purchase.
We will schedule your ordering appointment at the same time that we book in your portrait session or straight after the photo session.
Only one ordering session per day is booked in, so you will have plenty of time and guidance to make great decisions. All parties who need to make the purchasing decision should attend together. There is no charge for the first portrait ordering session, but any further appointments will incur a charge.
Once full payment has been received by either card, cheque, cash or bank transfer your order will be processed and you will have your products with you within 2-6 weeks depending on what you have ordered. All sales are final. Your images will be archived after 60 days and once the gallery has been closed there is a fee of £15 to upload your gallery for an additional week.
How do we order?
I accept cards, cheques, cash and bank transfer. Payment is taken at the ordering appointment.
How much do most clients spend?
Most maternity clients spend between £375 and £675.
Most clients have both a pregnancy and newborn session then view the images together. This way they can choose images from both sessions and add to their chosen collection.
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Tina Cleary Photography reserves the right to use any image in any form such as, but not limited to, the use in advertising, reproduction, and copyright. Tina Cleary Photography owns all copy and reproduction right, even those that you purchase. Client agrees to not reproduce, copy or scan any images taken by Tina Cleary Photography this is strictly prohibited. Print-screening images from this website is against the law. Prices are subject to change without notice.
Prices are guaranteed for 30 days after your session. No refund will be issued due to the custom nature of the products. By hiring Tina Cleary Photography, you agree to these terms. If you have any questions at all please email me firstname.lastname@example.org
Every Pregnant Woman is Beautiful
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