Carrying a child is one of the most beautiful things in the world. From the moment you find out you are expecting the memories of motherhood begin. You will always remember hearing your baby’s heart beat for the first time, seeing your baby flutter on the sonogram, feeling the first kick, their tiny hiccups, their little love nudges, all while watching your beautiful baby bump grow. Pregnancy is an experience we are blessed with for such a short time. It’s a moment in our lives that we should capture before it’s over and gone forever. Maternity pictures capture the natural and adoring pregnancy glow that you will be able to look back on and so fondly remember all those very firsts of motherhood. They are serene, natural and timeless.
Maternity portrait sessions are best scheduled for any time between 30-35 weeks of pregnancy when your bump is shaping into that gorgeous roundness of pregnancy. Maternity sessions last approximately 60-90 minutes allowing time for multiple outfit changes and short breaks as needed. I’m happy to offer a variety of custom maternity gowns and outfits which you are welcome to wear for your session. You are encouraged to choose the items that you feel the most beautiful in so you leave your session feeling relaxed, pampered and as beautiful as can be.
THE MATERNITY EXPERIENCE
As your maternity photographer, your experience will begin with pre-session planning where you will be able to choose from a studio or outdoor maternity session at a scenic location around the Calgary area. Together, we will review wardrobe and styling choices and I will share my tips with you for making dad and the baby’s siblings feel comfortable participating in the session. Then, I will begin to work on planning your maternity session to bring your vision of maternity pictures to life.
AFTER YOUR MATERNITY SESSION
I will get to work and hand-edit your images to create soft and natural maternity portraits that you will cherish of your baby bump for years to come. One of my favourite parts of the process takes place approximately two weeks after the conclusion of your session – your Maternity Gallery Reveal. A link to your private gallery will be delivered to you, where you will be able to view all your hand selected and professionally retouched images, select your favourite maternity portraits to remember your pregnancy by and place your order. Then we begin planning your newborn session while we wait for your baby to be born!
Honey Heart Photography | Calgary Maternity & Newborn Photographer
Ashley is a Calgary AB Maternity & Newborn Photographer. She provides maternity photography sessions outdoors on-location within the Calgary area, as well as out of her home studio.