Currently Booking Sessions For January - March 2023

Maryland Maternity Photographer

Bold. Beautiful. YOU.

Preparing to enter motherhood can be a stressful, yet memorable time. Your body is going through many transformations and you may not feel like yourself. You are carrying something so precious within your body, and this incredible period of your life deserves to be documented.

Maternity for me is about making the mom-to-be feel and look her best. A way to really connect with a woman and bring to life her natural beauty in the most elegant way possible. One of my major goals is to pose and direct you in the best way that accentuates your body. Your session is really a time to feel and look beautiful and relaxed, while you have fun.

The Experience

What makes maternity photos different from other portraits is that these images focus on you.

They capture your personality, your feelings and the bond you have with your much-awaited baby. You can trust me as your photographer to direct you in posing, emphasizing your beautiful bump, curves and connection with your baby, so you can look your best. 

I highly recommend considering professional makeup and hair for your session. This will make you will feel beautiful and confident during your photoshoot. I have a few professionals that I recommend to my clients and I would be happy to share those referrals with you. Also, for those who don’t wish to select a gown from my collection I can recommend quality dress vendors to shop from. 

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This was a great experience.

The photos were beautiful. Mary is very personable, responds promptly, and makes you feel very comfortable. She worked great with my newborn, showing great patience and understanding. I can’t wait to work with her again.

- Kendra Murphy

The Process

How to book & what to expect

1. Send an inquiry via our contact page.
2. Set up a consultation call to discuss session details.
3. I will send you package information to choose from.
4. Select your package, sign your contract and pay towards your invoice.
5. Once those taken care of, you are officially booked.
6. Two business days after your session, I will send you a "proof link" for you to choose your final images from. The high-resolution photos you have chosen will be delivered to you in 10 business days after you've completed choosing your photos.

You have the option of choosing outdoor, indoor or studio session during maternity prep consultation phone call. However, to use both studio and outdoor, there is a $200 travel fee and a limit of 25miles.

What to wear

A few things to help you get prepared: I highly recommend getting professional makeup and hair. Trust your photographer to direct you in posing, emphasizing your beautiful bump, curves and connection with your baby, so you can look your best. What makes maternity photos different from other portraits is that the images focus on you, your personality, feelings and the bond you have with your much-awaited baby.

Please eat before your session and bring along a snack and water. Wear whatever you feel comfortable and pretty in (please let me know the color and style of your dress prior to the day if possible). I will provide you with dresses from the studio collection and also with recommendations on vendors who sell or rent maternity dresses.

Choosing Your Location

We will work together during consultation to determine the style of maternity shoot you like; in studio, outdoor, or indoor and outdoor. If you have a specific location you wish to use, let me know and we’’ll use it. I will help you providing you with locations based on your needs to take that weight out of you.

You can choose some indoor location to make it more cozy or an outdoor experience to enjoy some nature, Washington DC historical buildings and more.

Frequently Asked Questions

Do I need to show my bare baby bump? 

Every woman is different in their comfort level. Some women have stretch marks that they don’t want shown in a keepsake photo, while other women want those precious last moments of pregnancy to be captured. The choice is entirely your own. During our consultation you will be able to express the types of photos you are seeking. If you want black and white silhouettes, then you may want to wear a white gown or robe. If you want photos of you posing on your side, then maybe a bare belly photo is ideal. Be prepared to take a variety of photos with different poses. 

Can my partner or other children be included?

Of course! You can absolutely include the people that are closest to you. While photos with just the expecting mother are wonderful, having family photos are great to display as well. Make sure you discuss who you want included in your photo session so that adequate time is booked. A second session, of just mom, may be a good idea if you have a lot that you want captured, but also want intimate shots too.

Are outdoor or indoor photo shoots better?

Either setting can be wonderful when planned properly. If you are planning your photo shoot in a cold climate, you may want to consider an indoor photo shoot, or plan an outfit that is warm enough for the outdoors but doesn’t cover up your baby body. Scarves, hats, and tight sweaters can easily be incorporated into you shoot to keep you warm and allow the photographer to capture what they need to make your shoot phenomenal. We can discuss what you have in mind before your session date.

I want a specific pose. Is this ok?

Absolutely. I am open to ideas, and I will be sure to include them as I take photos that capture the day in my artistic vision as well. Professional photographers are trained to see things in a certain way, so I may may arrive on set for the day and find inspiration in the landscape that you hadn’t noticed. Being open-minded and trusting in our photographer may get you the perfect photo that you hadn’t even anticipated. Be open and honest while we discuss location, outfit choices, people you want included, and poses. Lastly, don’t forget to enjoy the day!  This is a once and a lifetime opportunity that you will cherish.

Investment

Maternity sessions begin with a $150 session fee to reserve your date and time.

All prints, art products and digital images are sold separately.
Clients typically spend an average of $950-$2,000 on their maternity portrait experience.

Got questions? Ready to book?

Head on over to the contact page to start the conversation. I can't wait to meet you!

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