Your baby is an integral part of your life for months before you meet her for the first time. The bond that forms when your little one is growing inside you is as special an experience as life offers. Wouldn’t you like to have more than bathroom mirror selfies to remember it?
A lifestyle maternity session usually takes place in or around the home (or at a location meaningful to you). My maternity style is the same as my newborn style — simple, natural, and classic. I want to capture who you are as well as what you look like. I am available for wardrobe consultation because there is an art to flattering the pregnant form, but I also want you to be yourself in your images. If a flowy white gown isn’t you, then you should wear something that reflects your personal style, not what is trendy at the moment.
In addition to some beautiful portraits of you, I always try to capture the relationships you have with your partner and older children (if any) and the sense of anticipation for the new arrival. We can capture you in baby’s nursery, looking at clothes and books you have for her/him, cuddling with baby’s older sibling(s), and relaxing with your partner. What does a normal day look like in your household? What do you and your partner do on Sunday afternoons as a couple? What books are you reading your toddler to prepare her for becoming a big sister? Let’s document this brief moment in your life before it changes forever!
Maternity sessions are usually scheduled anywhere from 28 to 35 weeks of pregnancy. We want to make sure you are still comfortable enough to move around freely, but also very visibly expecting! Sessions take about 1-2 hours and galleries include 20-25 high resolution edited images.
Sandi Farrell is Northern Virginia maternity photographer who specializes in natural newborn portraiture and lifestyle maternity and newborn photography. Four Wishes Photography serves all of Northern Virginia, including Loudoun, Fairfax, Fauquier, and Prince William Counties.