©Christina Wesley Photography 2018
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56 Arbor St, Hartford CT

Maternity Session 

FAQ

When should I book my maternity session? 

You can book your session anytime during your pregnancy. Some do early on, especially if they want to use their session as a reveal. Many book their session between 7-8 months pregnant; at this point, your belly is big, you feel a stronger connection to your ninja-kicking baby, and you still have enough energy to move comfortably. If you wait too long, you could become too uncomfortable or face the possibility of unforeseen bedrest. If we're shooting outside, we'll plan to start about an hour before sunset if possible. If we're shooting 

Do we shoot in your studio, or somewhere else? 

That is completely your preference! My studio is always available for straight forward portrait sessions, and your house is also a great option.  I also have a ton of great outdoor areas I use too, depending on the season. We can talk about our choices and come up with the best location together.

How many outfits can I bring? 

We'll likely shoot for about 1-1.5 hours, so 1-2 outfits is standard. That being said, your outfits should be comfortable and show off that belly. If we are going to be shooting on-location there may not be a bathroom so try to keep changes simple, no mirror required. I don't recommend heels, as your balance is off while being pregnant. If you'd like to wear heels in your photos, bring flats or sneakers for walking between shots.

Should I have my hair and makeup done? 

Hair and makeup is totally optional, but is also a great idea. I have a great makeup artist I work with often and I highly recommend her; I'd be happy to provide her information upon request. If you decide to do your own makeup and hair, just be sure that it's you.

What if I don't know to pose? 

I am going to put you in the best light, step back to make my camera adjustments, and see what you do naturally. If I can tweak your position to improve the photo, you bet I will! But if you're doing something that looks great, don't be surprised if I just keep shooting. I want your personality to shine, so we'll work together to make sure that happens :)

Should I bring anything with me to my session? 

You're welcome to bring anything that shows off your personality and interests. Love to BMX? Bring that bike. Play violin? Bring it! Let's have some fun with this session.