Frequently Asked Questions
WHEN SHOULD I BOOK MY MATERNITY SESSION?
I recommend booking your session 1-2 months in advance. Most moms book their session at the start of their second trimester.
Maternity sessions take place when mom is 32-36 weeks along. That way the baby belly is really showing, but mom isn’t completely uncomfortable.
Booking in advance also allows for time to schedule a dress fitting if you are interested in wearing anything from the studio wardrobe.
CAN THE SESSION INCLUDE MY FAMILY?
YES! Partners and older kiddos are welcome to join us for the session. This is an exciting time for your whole family, and they can all be part of the session.
The session will focus on mom’s pregnancy, but family poses are always included with the session package.
WHERE DO MATERNITY SESSIONS TAKE PLACE?
Maternity sessions are offered both in studio or at outdoor locations.
The studio is located at 801 Division St S, Northfield MN 55057.
Outdoor maternity sessions take place in the Northfield area. I have found perfect locations that have great backdrop options, easy to access, and don’t have kid distractions like playgrounds.
Sessions can also take place at locations special to you. Just let me know what you are thinking. Depending on distance, a small travel fee may apply.
HOW LONG DOES A MATERNITY SESSION LAST?
Maternity sessions typically last about an hour. I have found that is a good length limit for moms, since those last few weeks and months can be uncomfortable. It also gives up time for a few outfit changes.
HOW DO I PREPARE FOR THE SESSION?
Once your session is booked, I will send you a detailed what to expect guide for your session. It will include tips for clothing, ways to encourage older sibling copperation, and a general outline of what you can expect to happen at the session.
DO YOU OFFER PRINTS?
Yes! I always encourage my clients to invest in printed products. I know we live in a digital world, but there is nothing better than pictures of your family hanging on your wall, beautiful albums, and prints. I work with top printing labs from across the country to offer stunning ways to display your family pictures.
DO YOU OFFER DIGITAL IMAGES?
Yes. I know prints and products are not a good match for everyone. Digital images are included with every photography session packages.
WHEN WILL OUR PICTURES BE READY?
You will be invited back to the studio 1-2 weeks after your session for your viewing and ordering appointment. This is when you will see your final images. I will also guide you through the selection process as you choose your favorite images and decide on what products or collections best fit your needs.
If coming back to the session isn’t a good option for your family, I do offer online gallery viewings too.
WHEN WILL MY PRINTS / WALL ART / ALBUMS & DIGITALS BE READY?
Your digital images will be ready for you on the day of your viewing and ordering appointment.
Orders of prints, wall art, canvas wraps, keepsake boxes, and albums can take 1-2 weeks depending on production times for each item. I promise, I will get your items to you as soon as possible.
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