Maternity - stretching soul, spirit & body

Pregnancy can be such an exciting and special time. But let’s face it: It can be full of the unexpected (oh, what is that dark line?), the uncomfortable (think watermelon sitting on bladder), and the absolutely exhausting (waking every three hours to pee). And that self-conscious devil might be raging. Worrying about maternity photos is not something you need on your plate. Which is why once you commission me, you essentially don’t have to do anything else but BE.

 
 

Before Your Session

We meet for coffee and I learn about you and your family. We talk about the personalities of family members, what you love (and don’t love) about this stage of life. These conversations provide the foundation to tell your story authentically.  And you get to know me, so we can avoid those awkward meeting-for-the-first-time moments on the day of your session.

During Your Session

Maternity sessions can document time hanging out at home, a last date before you become a family of three (or more), or even a trip to the baby section of your favorite store. I integrate into your family like a friend who just happens to have a camera. Sometimes I put down the camera. Sometimes I step back from the activity. I don't tell you where to stand, when to smile, or how act. There is no pressure to be anything other than who you are. And while it feels like we're all just hanging out, I'm observing your family dynamic, assessing the lighting, and designing compositions.

After Your Session

Once your gallery is completed, I come to your home for your ordering appointment. We first view your photos in a slideshow where you relive your story and your connections through my lens. This is my favorite part: watching YOU see your real life reflected, and noticing that you were truly a goddess when you were building that child. Then together we select your favorite images and create a true piece of art. This may be an album, a fine art print, or a gallery wall of mounted prints. I'm present to help you choose which images work best as wall art and where you may want to display them in your home. In the end, you have pieces that serve as beautiful art, lasting heirlooms, and a family chronicle.

Maternity session fees begin at $600. Albums begin at $880 and matted prints start at $150. I offer non-interest payment plans for all clients.

I was nervous going into the maternity shoot. I wasn’t feeling great about myself at eight months pregnant and I had a shy toddler. But Christine was able to get our toddler to warm up to her in mere minutes. Now she even asks when the “tographer” is coming back! When I saw the pictures from the maternity shoot, I was amazed how well she captured our family and I was even happy with how I looked in the pictures!
— Colleen, maternity client