Mily Cooper Photography

 Los Angeles Best Maternity, Newborn, Children & Family Photographer

Maternity Session Information

Congratulations and thank you so much for considering a maternity session with me! 

Here is some information that I hope you find helpful :-)


Booking

- Ideally, you should book your session at the beginning of your 2nd trimester. If you are already on your 2nd or 3rd trimester, call me right away and let's find you a session date.

- The best time for your maternity session is between your 30th and 36th week of pregnancy. 

- In order to book your session, a check for $100 will be required.


Preparation

- Drink plenty of water and get a good night's rest before your shoot.

- Get your nails done as hands are often highlighted in pictures. Please make sure any family members who will be participating also have short nails.

- I strongly suggest your hair and make up done. This is a moment to pamper yourself and look and feel your very best !!!

Here are some of the make artists / hair dressers I recommend https://www.milycooperphotography.com/recommended-vendors


Outdoor Locations

- I have several locations that I shoot at. I love them because they are beautiful, have adequate light, privacy and no playgrounds / trash cans around and do not have additional photography fees.

- Please let me know if you have something else in mind and let's see if it works.

- Some couples like to shoot in their houses and  incorporate your baby's nursery into the session.

- The beach is also fabulous, but we have to be wary of the wind and tide. 


What to bring to your outdoors session?

- Make sure you bring some water and a snack.

- Full coverage panties in nude color.

- Supporting strapless bra in nude color.

- Some couples want to have pictures featuring  their baby shoes, their ultrasound picture, etc. If you have any other ideas, let's discuss them together so we can properly execute it.


What to bring to your studio session?

- Make sure you bring some water and a snack.

- Nude color underwear (no thongs) and strapless bra, 

- Black color underwear (no thongs) and strapless bra.


Who else can be part of the session?

Your husband/spouse and your other children can be part of the session. I would recommend that we take the images with you and your children first and then have another family member watch them while we concentrate on getting some images of just you.


What to wear?

- Ladies, this depends on you entirely. The most important thing is that you wear what YOU are comfortable in.

- For a casual look, long, flowy boho dresses, jeans and tank tops, all look great in maternity sessions.  

- If you ask me what do I recommend, I suggest wearing a beautiful maternity gown that opens up on the front to show your belly. Shows a little bit of skin but it's very tasteful... also flowers or a nice headband in your hair that will make your pictures extra special. I can provide those items upon request to my clients. Here's my wardrobe link: 

Maternity Looks

- For your studio session, I have dresses, bodysuits, robes, fabrics and accessories. Got you covered ;-)


What about my stretch marks or special editing requests?

Unwanted stretch marks, acne, and scars are part of our regular editing process and are complimentary. They get cleaned up along with blemishes, wrinkles, and body spots. However, and additional fee would be charged for extreme stretch marks that cover the entire belly or tattoos that you wish to have removed. Additional fees will be charged for contouring as well.


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