Celebrate motherhood and document your journey there with a maternity photoshoot. We recommend scheduling your Charlotte maternity photography session between 30 and 36 weeks to showcase your growing bump and ensure your comfort. I strive to provide customized experiences to all of my mamas. Sessions are designed to be fun and laid back - playful prompts encourage natural interactions and reactions for the most genuine display of the excitement you're feeling.
Timeless. Elegant. Bold. Beautiful. Powerful. Strong. All of these words come to mind when you think of a studio maternity portrait session. Fine art studio maternity sessions are offered year-round in our climate controlled photography studio. With studio maternity portraits, we can wield the light as needed to give each mama the most flattering light.
When selecting a studio maternity photoshoot, mamas gain access to our client closet of maternity gowns, fabrics, body suits and accessories. We're constantly adding to this collection to provide variety for every style and body type to ensure we achieve the couture look you deserve. We recommend 3-4 looks at your session to make the most of our time together.
Charlotte has lots of variety when it comes to locations for outdoor photography sessions - but every now and then we may encounter fees. While we do our best to avoid these, some State and National Parks or private botanical gardens and nature preserves require permits. Some of these locations include the Ann Springs Close Greenway, UNC Botanical Gardens, Daniel Stowe Botanical Gardens - to name a few. If this is the case, we'll determine what the requirements and process are to obtaining permits. All permit costs are additional to session fees.
If the extra glam isn't your thing and your focus is on interaction and emotion, an outdoor maternity session might be a better fit. Select a sentimental location or choose from our location guide to find the perfect outdoor backdrop for this memorable time in your life.
Below you'll find some helpful blog posts regarding our Charlotte maternity photography sessions and pregnancy photos in general. Feel free to look around and contact us if you have any questions.
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If you're in the market for a maternity photoshoot in Charlotte, NC - search no further than Sweet Souls Portrait Design. We specialize in gorgeous portraits from bump to baby, wielding both natural and artificial light to make sure you get the most gorgeous images for this transitional period of your life. Deciding on maternity photography in Charlotte, NC has never been easier. Take a look around and reach out if you have any questions!
WHEN IS THE BEST TIME OF DAY FOR A MATERNITY SESSION?
For the best light, it’s my recommendation that we schedule outdoor sessions at either sunrise or 1-2 hours before sunset. Based on the time of year, exact times vary so details are determined once you’re booked and we’re close to the scheduled date. If your schedule does not allow a golden hour session, we can still schedule - but your images will vary in the style to compensate for the harsh light settings.
HOW LONG WILL A MATERNITY PHOTO SESSION TAKE?
Shoots for maternity pictures typically take between 1 and 1.5 hours. This provides plenty time to move around, engage all participants in the session and get the most out of the location.
WHEN DO I GET PHOTOS BACK?
You'll be invited back to the studio for your ordering appointment within 1-2 weeks of your session. At this time, you'll have the chance to view the full gallery for the first time and place your order for customized artwork.
WHAT DO I WEAR TO MY MATERNITY PHOTOSHOOT?
We offer our clients a selection of maternity gowns to choose from for their session. If you'd prefer to wear your own clothing, we have a style guide to help guide your selections to ensure you get the most from your outfit and session.
CAN MY SIGNIFICANT OTHER AND OLDER CHILDREN BE PHOTOGRAPHED?
Of course we can include your significant other and children (fur babies included) in the session. We'll chat about what you're looking to get out of the session beforehand to determine how we can best fits your family's needs.
WHERE DO PREGNANCY PICTURE SESSIONS TAKE PLACE?
We offer both fine art studio style portrait sessions and outdoor maternity. Once booked, I'll send over a questionnaire to determine what your "style" is and based on your answers - we can decide on which maternity experience you're hoping to receive. If outdoor, we'll select a location that you love based on your vision. In the meantime, if you want to see some of the popular spots, check out the location guide.
IS HAIR AND MAKEUP INCLUDED IN THE COST?
At this time, hair and makeup is not included - however I have a list of recommendations for both I'd be more than happy to share.