Maternity Preparation Guide

"I don't know who you'll be, but I know you'll be my EVERYTHING"


Thank you for choosing me

I never take for granted that clients choose me to capture their memories. I am truly grateful for the trust they place in me and I consider myself to have the best job in the world.

I have put together this guide to let you know what to expect and how to prepare for your session. If you have any questions or concerns please just let me know. I am here to make this experience as stress free and enjoyable as can be.

Location, Location, Location

Below are a few of my favourite local places to photograph. If you like long grass the Bundamba field is certainly a favourite of mine with the sun setting in the distance.

If you prefer a more manicured look Kholo Gardens has gorgeous spots we can shoot also. If you have somewhere else special in mind, I'd love to hear about it.

What to Wear

Deciding on what to wear to your photoshoot can be quite daunting at first, but it needn't be.

Below are a few tips to get you heading in the right direction.

For women, maxi dresses and floaty skirts always look beautiful, and can add movement to photographs. Colours that are very popular at the moment are neutral, creams, burnt orange, sage green, all soft colours which look amazing.

If Mum is wearing a patterned dress I suggest to have the rest of the family compliment that dress by picking up those colours to tie in your overall look.

For men, a complimentary coloured shirt to match your partner, either casual button up or T-shirt, with jeans, chino style pants or shorts look really great and overall really smart.

Little girls always look sweet in dresses, again tieing in with Mum's dress or if Mum was in a plain colour and daughter with a pattern, would look just as good.

Boys wear something to match dad! Again, wearing something of similar colour or pattern to compliment each other will help to tie in your overall look.

Please steer away from any bold logos, bold patterns such as stripes or busy designs, this is especially important for children, little Johnny may love cookie monster now but in years to come it will date your images.

Also you don't need to spend a fortune on clothes for your photoshoot there are many afforadble options out there these days such as K-mart and Best & Less, Big W.

I had added a few colour options below to help you.

Client Wardrobe

If you are really stuck for ideas, don't stress I have you covered. I have access to a Client Wardrobe that has some beautiful dresses that are various sizes and flattering that I know photograph well. Just let me know which dress or dresses you would like me to bring along to your session. All dresses are laundered after each use. I want you to feel beautiful as you should at this special time.

What happens on shoot day?

Yay this is it, the day we are going to capture that gorgeous baby bump of yours. I will meet you at our arranged time and location. I will introduce myself to any children you may already have, I want this to be enjoyable for them also. I will chat and direct you on exactly what to do as I want you to feel as comfortable as possible, all the while getting lots of beautiful images.

After our Session

Usually within 24 hours I will post a sneak peek up on social media (with your permission of course), this way you can get to see a sneak peek from your session which is so exciting! Then over the next week I will work on editing your images and getting your online gallery ready for you. I will send you a email with your online gallery usually within a week after our session. Then you can choose your package you would like to purchase and your images accordingly. If I send through your gallery during the day I will send you a text message to tell you to get excited, if it is in the evening I won't text, I remember how tired pregnant Mumma's can get.