Session FAQs

Maternity Sessions

When should I schedule my maternity session?

The best time to schedule your maternity session is 8-10 weeks before your due date. In your third trimester, your belly is well developed while you are not yet at a stage where you start to become uncomfortable in standing or posing.

What should I wear at the maternity session?

Please wear pre-pregnancy clothes so we can capture your beautiful curves. Shirt with buttons in the front, as well as camisoles, and tank tops are great. Choose single colored clothing to bring the focus on your expression and body. Bring a robe along to wear when taking a break. I will provide fabrics to wrap around your body as well as a black background for the artistic and classic maternity poses.

Please do NOT wear any tight fitting clothing or elastic on the day of the photo session, as that will add mark to your skin, especially around your belly.

If you have something special in mind that you would like to be included in the photos, please bring it along and we’ll try it out.

Newborn Sessions

When should I schedule my newborn session?

Newborn babies are best to be photographed within the first 5-10 days of birth. Newborn babies 2 weeks and older tend to sleep less frequently and not curl up as easily for those fresh newborn poses. We recommend you to schedule your newborn session within the third trimester. Carmen reserves time each month for newborn sessions and she will try to accommodate as best that she can. By scheduling ahead, Carmen can plan your baby arrival into her schedule and ensure the date is reserved for you. To schedule a newborn session, please Contact Us with your due date info.