What to Expect Part 3: Maternity Session

I honestly wasn't sure if I'd do a whole separate post about  maternity sessions initially but then I realized I need one! Maternity doesn't quite fit with family portraits, and it definitely doesn't always belong in the same camp as engagement sessions, or weddings! So here we go :) 

Maternity sessions are some of the most unique and specialized portraits I regularly shoot. They're all about someone you can't even see yet! Pregnancy is such a sweet time in a woman's life, and it's an amazing privilege to be able to capture this time. One of the best things is knowing that your life is about to change in big ways, and I love being able to photograph future moms and future parents as they prepare to experience all these exciting changes. 

Hampton Roads maternity photographer | Windsor Castle Park, Smithfield

Before I get to your maternity shoot, I'll talk with you a lot about what you want to make of your session. Most people will bring props - baby clothes, shoes, a cute chalkboard for the baby's name and due date, or whatever is special to them. I want to know all of that before I even get on location so I can plan out some super cute pictures highlighting all those little details that are important to YOU. This will prepare me to put a big emphasis on you AND your baby!

What to Expect During Your Maternity Session

Once I get to meet you, I'll ask you a million questions, because babies are just so darn exciting! Beyond just focusing on the little life that is coming, though, I want to make sure you get the royal treatment - you're becoming a MOM. I'll make sure that your session reflects not just the little one growing inside of you, but your beauty and individuality. If you are by yourself - wonderful! If you come with someone else, that's awesome! Either way, I want to capture your joy at all the things that are coming.

  Hampton Roads maternity photographer | Windsor Castle Park, Smithfield

After I get home, I'll post a sneak peek as soon as possible. These are always exciting, because EVERYONE loves babies, or so I hear :) I'll edit each and every picture so I can give you the most beautiful product that you deserve and when I'm done, I'll deliver a beautiful customized website for you where you can download, share, print...or whatever you feel like! And I'll be there every step of the way to help. You'll get a blog on my website, and some gorgeous pins on Pinterest so other people can get ideas from your special session. 

What to Expect Before Your Wedding Day

Maternity sessions are the only time I expect something back from my client - namely, posting a picture after your bundle of joy is born so I can share in your happiness! I love working with moms-to-be, and I hope to work with you soon if you're expecting. Let me know if I can help you in any way, and congratulations! 

Next on what to expect: WEDDINGS!

Maria Grace Photography

My name is Maria, and I am a wedding and family photographer based out of Hampton Roads, Virginia, but I am always excited about traveling. I love families who truly enjoy spending time with each other and living life together. I love couples that are looking forward to their wedding day because they are so excited to finally be married to.