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Maternity Sessions

San Francisco Maternity Photographer

The Details:

If you are here, it means you are expecting and congratulations are in order!  Maternity sessions are such a wonderful way to celebrate and capture the beauty of your pregnancy. I love these intimate sessions and find that they are best when shot during the soft sunset hours. There are lots of beautiful outdoor places around us, and I would be happy to offer my recommendations for your session location.

Generally, maternity sessions take place between 30-36 weeks to really show off that beautiful baby bump while you are still *somewhat* comfortable and energized!


To book a maternity session, simply send me a contact form through my website! It is best to contact me during your first or second trimester in order to ensure availability. However, I know that you have a lot on your mind (not to mention pregnancy brain), so if you are already in your third trimester, don’t worry! Contact me and we will try to find a date that works before your baby arrives.

A $200 non-refundable deposit is due at the time of booking and will be applied toward your session total. I will also ask you to complete a signed contract and information format the time of booking in order to secure your session.

What to Expect:

Maternity sessions take place at one location and generally last between 45-60 minutes. I want my mamas to feel relaxed and comfortable throughout the session, and shooting over an hour tends to get too tiring.

This maternity session is all about you and what this journey means to you. If the photo session is a surprise for your partner, then we will do a solo shoot. Otherwise, I encourage you to bring your partner or spouse along for the session. This is about the two of you and this amazing new chapter in your lives. And if you have other kiddos (or fur babies), feel free to bring them along as well. They are part of the story, too!

As you plan what to wear for your outfit, consider the style of your pregnancy session. The majority of mamas choose to photograph at the beach during sunset, and most wear long, flowy dresses that show off that beautiful baby bump. You may also decide to change into a more casual outfit halfway through the session. Whether you choose to go the glamorous route or the casual one, revealing or modest, it is your session! I am here if you have any questions during your planning.

(If you and your spouse will both be part of the photography session, choose coordinating colors and textures to compliment one another. Do your best to avoid neon or bright primary colors as they tend not photograph well against skin tones.)

Maternity Session Investment:

Maternity sessions begin at $425 and include 25 professionally edited images and complete print rights. Approximately 3 weeks after our session together, you will get that exciting email from me that will contain a password-protected link to your online gallery. Your online gallery is a great way to share the photos with friends and from my professional lab.

If you would like to add additional print items, such as an album or canvas, let me know and I will place your order with my professional printing lab. You will love the quality of your photos!


I’m ready to book a session!