Hello! I’ve written this blog because I wanted to address some common questions and give you an idea of what goes into these sessions!
What to wear:
For all of my sessions I always recommend coordinating outfits rather than matching, it adds depth to the photos. If you have a favorite shirt, dress, etc that NEEDS to be in the session, use that as your basic color pallet and build from there. Textures and layering are also recommended (if it’s your style). You just want to be yourself, feel great, and wear something that makes you feel comfortable. Try to avoid bright, florescent colors on top because they tend to reflect and cause unflattering shadows on the face. For maternity sessions in particular I recommend tops that hug your belly, the star of the show!
Please feel free to bring props to your session. I am always happy to work anything into your photos that may be important to your family. Anything with your baby's name on it, little shoes, any objects that personalize your shoot are always welcomed and encouraged!
What to expect from your maternity shoot:
If you have booked a half hour session you can expect 10-20 edited images (based on how the session goes) and with an hour session you can expect 30-40. These images will be uploaded to a password protected online gallery for you to view, download, and print directly from!
I typically shoot outdoors, however, if you prefer a private indoor location that can be arranged at an additional fee. I know sometimes women prefer the more intimate, naked maternity photos. Carrying a child is truly such a beautiful experience and I fully support that type of session.
I try to make sessions as laid back and comfortable as possible. If you are bringing your significant other to your shoot, please don't be afraid to snuggle and be affectionate. It's just the three of us in a very relaxed setting, no need to feel embarrassed! I want your love to radiate through your images, I want you to feel goosebumps in 20 years when you look back on these images!
You can view my entire maternity gallery here: http://photosbyrachelimschweiler.zenfolio.com/p690319998
Thank you very much for taking the time to read through this blog, I hope it answered any questions you may have had! I truly love what I do, I hope it shows in my images, and I look forward to our shoot! I hope you are as excited as I am!