Maternity Sessions with Mary Bosotu

Preparing to enter motherhood can be a stressful, yet memorable period. 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 memorable and fleeting 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.

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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. 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. 

I highly recommend professional makeup and hair. This will make you will feel beautiful and confident at your session. I have a few professionals I usually recommend to my clients. Also, for those who don’t wish to use my dresses, I recommend good dress vendors to shop from.


what to expect in the photography process

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. Once you choose your package, I will send you a contract and invoice
5. Once contract and invoice are taken care of, you are officially booked
6. Your session will be held on the date and location we agree upon
7. Your high-resolution photos will be delivered to you in 10 business days.


what to expect from your photographer

You have the option of choosing outdoor, indoor or studio session during maternity prep consultation phone call.

To take the stress off shopping during pregnancy, I offer a limited number of dress options to clients at laundry fee.



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maternity sessions starting at $400
all sessions come with high-resolution digital images

Take a look at the most common questions from our maternity clients!

Still feeling a little nervous?

can i wear a gown or do i need to show my bare baby bump?

CAN MY PARTNER OR CHILDREN BE INCLUDED IN THE PHOTO SESSION?

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ARE OUTDOOR OR INDOOR PHOTO SHOOTS BETTER?

I WANT A SPECIFIC POSE. IS THIS OK?

Can I wear a gown or do I need to show my bare baby bump? 

Every woman is different in their comfort level. Some women have stretch marks that they are embarrassed by and don’t want shown in a keepsake photo. Other women want those precious last moments of pregnancy to be captured. The choice is entirely your own. Have a conversation with your photographer and express the types of photos you are seeking. If you want black and white silhouettes, then let the photographer know that 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 lots of different poses. You may be surprised by what the photographer is able to capture when they are snapping those candid pictures.

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can my partner or other children be included in the photo session?

Of course! These photos are what you want and they absolutely can include the people that are closest to you. While photos with just the expecting mother are wonderful, having family photos are great to have in your maternity portfolio, as well. Photos with the father and mother, mother and other siblings, and family photos are certainly acceptable. 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.

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are outdoor or indoor photo shoots better?

Either setting can be wonderful when planned properly. If you are planning your photo shoot for February, 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. If the plan is to pose in the snow, a nude photo shoot is probably not the best idea; it is also not impossible. Discuss what you have in mind with your photographer before you meet.

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i want a specific pose. is this ok?

Absolutely. We do suggest, however, that you let the photographer take a couple of photos that they think will capture the day, as well. Your maternity photographer is trained to see things in a certain way. They may arrive on set for the day of your shoot and find inspiration in the landscape that you hadn’t noticed. Being just a little open minded may get you the perfect photo that you hadn’t even anticipated. Having maternity photo’s taken should be a wonderful experience. Be open and honest with your photographer to decide 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 always.

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