Lifestyle Pregnancy Session
- 3 hours of shooting at your place (incl. 30 min of visit and setup)
- A pregnant woman with up to 2 people (partner, child…) posing with her
- Minimum 30 high resolution un-watermarked processed photographs
- All photos delivered within 7 to 10 business days via a secure file sharing service
What is the focus?
You will spend an enjoyable moment posing for me as if I were your very best friend-photographer. The style is what you are the most confortable with: natural, romantic, boudoir, vintage… We will talk about your desires. You can choose your accessories, and we can also bring some of our accessories, such as clothes or draping specially suited for pregnant women.
No matter how far along you are in the pregnancy (be it 5 or 8 months), the better is to do your photo session when you feel ready.
What happen if I can't make it to the session?
As a mother myself I understand what it means to be pregnant. We will make sure to find the best time for your session.
How will I know how to pose?
I will give you starting points and directions to pose as needed, but the goal is to shift towards more natural and "un-posed", spontaneous looks and attitudes as the shooting unfolds and that you feel more at ease. The most important is not to rush, having a good time, and taking breaks when needed.
Can we discuss the session in advance?
After you book the session, I will follow up with you to gather your thoughts, discuss the mood and make sure you don't have any unanswered question! All our sessions are tailored and prepared together with the participants.
How do you guarantee my online privacy?
We will never post pictures online (or offline, or in prints) without you being aware of it. The privacy of our customers is a top concern for us and we take this very seriously. Normally, for all session types, I will choose with your help 10 pictures from the session to promote my work and engage with potential customers. However, for Pregnancy, Glamour and Newborn sessions, we understand that those can be more intimate moments that you could not want to share, especially as the body can be less covered. For those sessions, we reduce the number of pictures to elect for promotional use to 5, and we make it also possible to not have any picture used for promotional use by adding a small $30 flat fee to the session price.
What photo equipment do you use?
We use professional Canon equipment for the camera and lenses (the 35mm f/1.4 and 85mm f/1.2 prime lenses are our favorites). We also make use of professional lighting equipment (portable Profoto strobes, softboxes, beauty dish...), or reflectors and diffusers when we want to work with natural light.
How much people retouching do you do?
We do professional retouching as part of our post-processing work and what we feel is reasonable. Our goal is to stay true to the individuality and humanity of all the participants. We will always favor lighting setups, poses, framing, compositions that bring the best out of everyone, during the session itself.
Do you do black and white?
We can get creative with colors, color grading, backgrounds, cropping, etc., depending on the photo, as part of our post-processing workflow. We will typically deliver several versions of some photos to let you choose between bold and more conventional styles, or between black and white and color styles.