Project Description

MATERNITY BOUDOIR

‘where and image is not just a picture, but an experience’

A maternity shoot is about celebrating your own body along with your upcoming motherhood.  It’s a time of romance between you and your partner as you prepare to shape new relationships while celebrating old ones.

Before the shoot, focus on getting a manicure and pedicure done, getting your hair styled and feeling pampered.  This may be your last opportunity for a while!  Our makeup artists will help you with your studio make up if required.  Alternatively, if you would like to do your own make up, put on a little extra for the camera.

Props

Select any props you would like to bring to the photo shoot.  This could include images of your baby, special gifts your partner has given you, symbols of your relationship together, or gifts for your baby.

Preparing your partner

Co-ordinate your partner’s outfits to match yours!  Complementary colours will work well in a maternity shoot!

Relax:  a maternity shoot is about celebration!  I am here to help you to feel comfortable and safe in front of the camera so that you feel free to let your relationships, your joy and your beauty shine through.

Many of our clients select implied nude images for their maternity shots.  These have a great visual impact and will show the beauty of your pregnancy.  However, the choice of how much to reveal depends you.  You have the freedom to make decisions about your shoot at all times.

Some mothers like to come in every month for a few images, to capture their dramatically changing body. If you are just looking for a “baby bump” photograph, then try to make an appointment as late as possible, as the bigger your tummy, the better the images will be. This is the only time you will be told to stick your tummy out!

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Styling your Mother Daughter shoot

How are you going to display your new art?

Firstly, think about your main goal for the shoot, if it were for a Christmas card, you would possibly want something that looks warm and wintry, I know this sounds crazy for South Africa, but it is often something we expect.  If it is for a canvas that is going to be hung in the living room, then coordinate similar complementary colours.

We recommend that you start out with a basic colour palette and then go from there. Consider neutral and a few colourful brings, but if you are going for the classic look, try a softer palette that has different tonal ranges of the same shades.

You can decide on the look that you would like to achieve for this shoot;  be it a classic almost vintage look with long flowing dresses or an ethnic traditional look the choice is yours.

Match but Don’t Coordinate

Deciding what to wear in Family Pictures can be a daunting task. What colors to wear? How can we coordinate, but not be “matchy”?

We recommend that you start out with a basic colour palette and then go from there. Consider neutral and a few colourful brings, but if you are going for the classic look, try a softer palette that has different tonal ranges of the same shades.

You can decide on the look that you would like to achieve for this shoot;  be it a classic almost vintage look with long flowing dresses or an ethnic traditional look the choice is yours.

Props

Although not necessary for the type of images we are trying to create, if you are going to bring a prop, make sure it is going to fit the vibe of the session, try to keep them meaningful and simple.  A few prop examples would be flowers that are neutral in colour and coordinate with your clothing, a basket of apples or a vintage camera, how about a stuffed animal? Your key goal is to ensure the prop that is brought in makes sense.

Shoes

Your shoes matter, we would not recommend ‘takkies; unless it was a funky urban style you were going for. Look at distressed boots, ballet flats, anything that will tie everything together for the feel of the session.  Sometimes no shoes may actually look great.

Textures and Layers

These can be used to create and interest in the image.  These are also great when using a colour palette that is on the soft or neutral side.  This can be achieved by using different clothing materials and accents, such as hand knit items, ribbons, embroidery detail, lace etc.  Having different layers and accessories can add another dimension to the overall texture of the image.

Quick tips

  • Decide on a colour scheme
  • Select one focal piece of clothing
  • Avoid Logos, graphics, characters, labels etc, you do not want to distract from the image of for you image to look like it is a brand commercial.
  • Lay it all out on the floor and match the items.
  • The same colour, this is dated and boring.
  • Plan your wardrobe in advance, probably when you book the shoot.
  • Rather bring more items than less.
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Mother and Daughter Portrait Photography Price

R3450
  • 2 Hour 30 mins
  • 10 Edits, 2 Pro and 8 Standard
  • Posing Guidance
  • Private Use of Studio
  • 2 Sets and 1 outfit
  • Professional Makeup for 2
  • Electronic images sent via WeTransfer
  • The above price includes both mother and daughter
  • Add in additional family members at R650 each
  • Make a day of it and bring another mother and daughter and you will each get the package at R2500

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