Maternity Photography Session Information
Our warmest congratulations from Bronwyn Parsons Photography on your pregnancy. Some women feel comfortable with their changing shape, while others may not. The idea of a pregnancy photo shoot when you're feeling the hugest you've ever been sounds about as fun as labor doesn't it? No one likes having their photo taken but everyone loves having the end result. Whether this is your first, second or final pregnancy, it's nice to have beautiful lasting maternity photos to remember your pregnancy by, even nicer to show your children in years to come. Memories are intimate and only you can decide how you'd like to remember your journey into motherhood - it's our job to help you do that in a meaningful way.
Your maternity photography session can be done by yourself, with your partner or with your children as well. Maternity Family Photography is a great excuse to get some family photography in as well. We can make it as casual or as glamorous as you like. If posing isn't your thing and you enjoy a good laugh (so do we) we can inject some creativity and humor into your session or photograph your journey from a storytelling perspective.
What to wear
You're welcome to wear whatever makes you feel comfortable or choose one of our beautiful gowns to compliment your baby bump. As part of our pre-session services, we schedule a phone consultation with you to go over the finer details before your maternity photography shoot.
Where are sessions held
Maternity photography sessions are held outdoors in one of the many beautiful locations around Canberra. On booking with us, you'll receive exclusive client information detailing a number of locations for you to choose from. We photograph all outdoor sessions in the best natural light conditions occurring in the first two hours after sunrise and the last two hours before sunset.
When should I schedule my session
We recommend securing your session at the end of your first trimester. We will schedule your session to take place between 32 - 36 weeks when your baby bump is gloriously round and high.
Do you offer combined maternity and newborn sessions
Yes we offer a bump to baby package which presents a saving of $100 if combining both sessions
How we help you prepare
Our first step is to talk to you. During your pre-session phone consultation we aim to find out what type of maternity photo shoot you'd like. We find out how you and your partner met, what adventures you've shared and incorporate the love you share and your lifestyle you lead into the session. We will also have an open and honest discussion about self-perception to ensure we photograph you in the best way possible. We'll chat about what you'd like to wear and recommend what will compliment your chosen location, lifestyle and style of session.
When will our photos be ready
Most of the magic happens before and after the session with the largest portion of your session spent post-processing your photos. We custom edit everything by hand rather than use a one click process to retouch your photos. We individually correct tiny skin imperfections, adjust colour and light then enhance the overall artistic feel of each individual photo consistent with our portfolio. Proofing galleries are presented in an online proofing gallery approximately 20 business days after the session for you to make your final selections.
What products do you offer
We offer digital only collections OR full service photography. Clients opting for digital only collections may also purchase add-on printed products including standard prints, fine art prints, torn edge fine art prints, matted art-mount with print, framed prints, acrylic prints, metal prints, albums and canvas.
Our fine art prints are printed on museum quality Hahnemühle Photo Rag made from 100% cotton using archival pigment inks making them incredibly detailed. Our standard prints are printed on premium paper offering amazing colour, exceptional quality, durability and longevity. In our digital world today, often the starting point of the desire for the digital product is higher than that of the desire of the printed product and while you may be able to print them yourself (if they don't stay on a usb forgotten in a drawer), you simply can't buy many of the products at the same quality retail. Digital files are not the best representation of our work or of your investment and while digitals might seem convenient, the longevity of the devices you store them on, the data contained in a jpg file is unknown.
What is the difference between full service photography and digital only collections
Full service photography includes an in person consultation pre-session, a greater number of edited images to make your final selections from, an in person viewing and ordering appointment where clients make their final selections and order prints. A USB containing chosen selections is provided on the day. Digital only collections include the number of images included in your package presented in an online gallery with self download facility.
Do you have payment plans:
You are welcome to pay in interest free installments directly to us with the balance of your account to be paid in full prior to the release of digital images.
How to book your session:
When you're ready to secure our sevices with an initial payment, simply complete our online booking specifying your chosen package or contact us to express your interest and discuss your needs. If you wish to book a full service photography experience, please contact us for pricing. Pricing for digital only collections can be found here. We respond within 24 hours to establish dates and send an invoice for partial payment at this time. On receiving your initial payment to secure our services, we confirm your session by email, sending your comprehensive session information. We then commence planning and pre-session services with you.