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Hey guys, so i think its time I dedicate some time to write out a few essential things you’ll need to know prior to coming for your maternity session. I tend to give all my moms these instructions, so instead of having to write out a detailed set of instructions everytime, why not just direct you guys to this page πŸ™‚ Ill use some examples from our previous maternity sessions to paint a clearer picture.

-What should I wear to my maternity session?

Maternity jeans (preferably a very dark indigo or a light stonewashed color), a white top of your choice, preferably a simple white teeshirt or a tank

Black leggins/tights and a black strapless bra, if you are uncomfortable with just the bra, you can also use a black tee shirt are an essential part of your session.

If you own a shawl or something similar, id strongly suggest you bring it, as it makes for a great accessory to have during your session

These are just the few pieces of clothing that i find to be pretty essential, if you have no clue as to what else to bring, at least make sure you have these in your bag of goods. Do not feel limited to just this, I always encourage my moms to do a little bit of research, we live in a google world, just type in MATERNITY PHOTOGRAPHY Β and search for images, plenty of inspiration there, ill provide a list of places online you can go to for inspiration at the end of this walkthrough πŸ™‚

-What if I want semi-nude/nude shots?

My approach on these type of shots is very simple and done in very well taste, I will not be exposing you and you will have all the privacy nessesary during your shoot. I always encourage moms to come with a relative, perhaps a sister, cousin, mom or even a best friend, whoever you think will make your experience the most comfortable and enjoyable possible, In addition Angie is usually there to help with the posing while i just do the shooting, teamwork at its finest!

In order to provide the best possible semi-nude/nude shots, I recommend you bring either seamless or lace underwear, preferably in a color that closely matches your complexion, black lace also work great…in addition i suggest to my moms “pasties”…this will give you room to move around without feeling like you are completely exposed. A picture speaks 1000 words like the saying goes.

the seamless nude color undies makes it alot simpler for me to delete in photoshop to give off the impression of being completely nude

Stephanie GonzalezMay 5, 2016 - 2:14 am

Hi. I’m interested in a maternity/newborn photoshoot…possibly thinking an outdoor one…any info will be appreciated. Thx!

Carolina TejadaOctober 7, 2015 - 5:27 pm

Hello Elkin and Angie!

So I’ve seen your work and i’m super excited to work with you guys! I am currently 7 months pregnant and would like to know what packages do you have for both maternity and newborn shoots. Also, when do you recommend for the maternity shoot to be taken? This is my first time bearing a child so advices are welcomed. πŸ˜‰ If you can provide me with details, that would be great!

Thank You and I hope to hear from you soon!

YusmeiryMarch 4, 2015 - 8:30 am

Hi , I would like to get information about your maternity sessions I’m 6 moths pregnant and as well for newborn pictures as well. If you could please let me know. Thanks

Glenda RogersOctober 18, 2014 - 12:59 am

Hi I’m interested in maternity photos?! How muc ?where r u located in NYC ? Thank u

Molly ReynoldsAugust 31, 2014 - 3:46 pm

Hi Elkin,
I saw your work after Jessie & Chase Elliot’s wedding in May – beautiful photos!

I am due January 20th and thinking about doing some maternity shots. I love the examples you’ve provided but I am mostly interested in photos done with my hubby.

I’d be interested to know if this is something you do (I saw a few of the couple but mostly just the woman), when do you recommend photos are taken (my bump has some growing to do over the next couple months), what are your rates, etc.

We are located in Hoboken. Would love to do some Fall photos here πŸ™‚

Thank you for your time! Happy Labor Day Weekend!

elkinAugust 24, 2014 - 2:19 am

hi Hellen, is it possible you can send us an email please, just fill out the contact form here on the blog

HellenJuly 29, 2014 - 11:17 am

Was intrested in maternity photos …I live in ny and I would love to take photos either in dumbo Brooklyn outside or Addison Nj outside …please let me know if you do outside maternity pictures and your prices thank you – Hellen

Cheralyn NemardJune 16, 2014 - 2:15 am

Good night. I found your amazing page on Instagram and fell in love with your newborn photos. However, while I’m still pregnant, I’m interested in getting a maternity shoot. I have a couple of questions:

1. I see you’re located in NYC – which borough is your studio located?
2. Do you have priced packages that I can view?

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