Motherhood Session Preparation Guide

Thank you so much for choosing me to capture these precious memories for you. This guide is designed to prepare you 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 intention with these sessions is to capture the tender embrace of a mother and her babe. Moments you wish were caught for you - all the cuddles, the giggles, and the gentle feeds. I will be there to direct your poses but most of your time will be interacting with your children and giving them all the cuddles and kisses. I’ll capture your love and special connection.

The key to a successful session is patience! I am more than happy to take as many breaks as needed for feedings and cuddles to make your baby comfortable. I am very calm, patient, focused and friendly and I never ever rush a session! I love getting to know you and your kids during our time together.

What to wear

I have 3 beautiful dresses available for mama in white, beige and mocha. 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 new 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. If dad will be joining, I suggest wearing a white or beige t-shirt or long sleeve shirt with brown pants or blue/black jeans. Please no formal dress shirts.

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 newborn-7. Head over to my Instagram stories highlight "Client Closet" to see all your options!

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!