Have you been thinking of maternity portraits, but aren't really sure where to begin? Let's break down the top 5 things to look for in a Maternity Portrait photographer.
If you have recently started looking into maternity photographers, you've likely done one of two things; google searched "Maternity photographers in blah blah area" or reached out to the Almighty FaceBook and asked for recommendations on where to find one. Without fail, you probably got about 238462879 responses on both. Overwhelming, and often times counter productive.
Solution: There are probably a few names that have popped up more than once, or have been recommended over and over. Yay! There's your start. From there:
This could really be interchangeable with our first problem- What I mean by this is, WHAT is it that you want from your maternity session?
Solution- Ask what they offer!
Interested in Albums, Canvases, or Fine Art Prints? Go check them out!
This is a bit different from photographer to photographer, and is based on preference, but it's super important to know when, or in what time frame to do your maternity portraits.
Solution- Ask the pro! At your pre session consultation you and I chat about when the appropriate timing is for your session, and I often recommend around 6.5 or 7.5 months, for a few different reasons.
Depending on what is most important to you (style, availability, locations, etc) this can vary quite a bit.
Solution- Figure out what is most important to you, then assess if making that commute multiple times is OK with you.
Hannah's studio is located in the historic Washington Mill Building, in Dover, NH.
Every once in a while I get a client that says something to the effect of " well I'm supposed to get maternity pictures done" or " So and so told me I should". That is a really great place to start, and I want to expand on that a little bit-
Why are you getting maternity portraits taken? There are really two simple ways to answer that questions....
Your "why" might be different from someone else's, and that more than ok- it's totally normal. In order to find a photographer who can BEST serve you, and really tailor an experience to your needs, take some time and think about your "why", and how that might influence the other aspects of you maternity portraits.
To learn more about Maternity portraits, please contact me for your complimentary pre session consultation!