Maternity Session Preparation Guide

Thank you so much for choosing me to capture this beautiful & fleeting time in your life. This guide is designed to help you prepare for your upcoming session and to answer any questions you might have! If any of your questions went unanswered, please do not hesitate to contact me at hi@lisajohnsonphotography.ca.

Location

My home studio is located in Stittsville at 322 Eaglehead Crescent.

What to expect

My maternity sessions are a mix of lifestyle photos on my styled bed, back-lit images, and standing photos in front of a draped wall. I will guide you through all the poses and tell you exactly what to do (where to put your hands, where to look, etc.). Remember to relax and enjoy the experience. This is a celebration of you, your baby bump, and the joy of impending motherhood.

What to wear

I have a curated studio client closet for you to choose from, allowing for 2-3 outfit changes during the session. The dresses available are chosen to match the style/colours of the studio and my overall photography style. These dresses are very stretchy (fits sizes XS-XL) and are very flattering on expecting mamas! If you prefer to bring your own outfit I strongly suggest wearing white/cream/beige/brown tones (Please avoid bright colours and black). Textured fabrics are great but please no strong patterns. For dad, a white or beige t-shirt or long sleeve shirt with brown pants or blue/black jeans is perfect!

If you're interested in capturing images in your bra and underwear, I recommend wearing a matching set in a neutral tone. Lacy bralettes/undies also look great! I have 2 white kimonos that can also be worn with them.

For children, a simple & neutral t-shirt, sweater or dress will look great. You are welcome to use any items from my client closet for your children! Outfits vary in sizes from 2-7. Head over to my Instagram stories highlight "Client Closet" to see all your options!

Client Closet Options

If you will be wearing dresses from my client closet, please bring a couple options for bras (strapless bra, deep v, etc.). Some of the dresses are slightly sheer, so white or nude bra/undies underneath photograph best.

I have 4 beautiful dresses available in white, beige, mocha and sheer white, as well as 2 white kimonos shown below:

Children

If children will be joining us for the session, there is a play area with plenty of toys to keep them entertained in-between shots.

After the session

Within 2-3 weeks of your session, you will receive your edited photo collection through a secure online gallery. Galleries will remain online for 2 months, and then will be removed to make room for new sessions. Please ensure you have downloaded your gallery!