WHAT WEEK OF PREGNANCY IS IDEAL FOR A MATERNITY PHOTO SHOOT?
Usually the best time for a maternity photo shoot is between 29 and 35 weeks, but everyone is different, and some women may have a large bump at 26 weeks, while others a smaller one at 38. Anyway, it’s a good idea do set up the shoot earlier than later, because you never know for sure when a baby will come.
WHAT AGE IS THE BEST FOR NEWBORN PHOTOS?
The perfect time to photograph a newborn is between 7 and 14 days. Babies at this age are super sleepy and easy to pose. If you missed this timeframe, you may not be able to do some newborn poses, but you will still get lots of beautiful images. It is never too late to photograph your baby, and you will never regret having beautiful photos of your little one.
As for the posing that I do and props I offer, I create natural and more classic newborn images. I don’t do “burrito”, “froggy” and other tight restrictive posing for newborns. Although these poses are considered to be safe, I prefer to be super careful and gentle with a baby, and I don’t find those poses natural or necessary.
WHAT SHOULD I WEAR FOR MY MATERNITY PHOTO SESSION?
You are welcome to use our studio wardrobe and/ or bring your own outfits. Generally speaking, it is better to avoid patterns, and go with solid colors. But at the end of the day it’s completely up to you, if you love smth, bring it.
Please note, for semi-transparent dresses and wraps it is highly recommended to bring skin-tone underwear.
HOW DO I PREPARE FOR MY PHOTO SHOOT?
I HAVE CONCERNS… (I GAINED TOO MUCH WEIGHT / HAVE STRETCH MARKS / NEVER HAD A PROFESSIONAL PHOTO SHOOT BEFORE, ETC)
I am a mom myself, and have gained a lot of weight during my pregnancy, so I know how you feel.
I will personalize your session, choosing poses that work the best for you. I will find the best, most flattering angles, and with the help of good lighting and posing we’ll hide details you want to be less visible, and will bring out your best features.
I will guide you through the whole session, and will do my best to make this experience.
After the session, I will select the best images, and will do fine retouch / airbrush. My goal is to make you look your absolute best, but at the same time, you will look natural and 100% yourself. (Please see Retouch, Before & After examples)
HOW LONG WILL MY SESSION LAST?
A photo shoot lasts 1.5 – 2.5 hours, depending on how many people take part in the shoot, and how many looks/outfits you want. Newborn sessions are baby led, and may take longer.
WHERE IS YOUR STUDIO LOCATED? CAN I HAVE MY SHOOT AT HOME / PARK?
My studio address is 388 Carlaw Ave, Toronto (DVP & Dundas St E). I also offer shoots at Richmond Hill’s The GlassHouse studios (404 & Major Mackenzie). You can choose to have your maternity or family shoot at a beautiful park, or in the comfort of your home.
PRICING, TIMING AND OTHER DETAILS
We set up your dream photo shoot, whether it’s in a studio, at the location of your choice, or in the comfort of your home. After the shoot I select the best images, do all the editing and touch-ups. In 5-10 days after the session we meet in person, and I show you the pictures. I charge $50/photo, and you buy only those you LOVE. To book the shoot – $150 deposit by e-transfer, which makes three photographs, and is the minimum number of photos you have to buy. As for how far in advance to book your shoot. A weekday session – about a month in advance, a weekend shoot – 2-3 months in advance. Whenever possible, I do my best to accommodate last minute requests, so please don’t hesitate to reach out 🙂
WHAT IS THE BEST WAY TO REACH OUT TO YOU?
DM on Instagram: @nechaistudio
Message via Facebook: NechaiStudio
I will gladly set up in-person or online consultation via Zoom / MS-team / Skype
Looking forward to hearing from you 🙂