the glow portraits® maternity experience

luxury professional pregnancy photography experience NYC

You feel like the day that your bundle of joy arrives can’t get here soon enough, and then before you know it, your pregnancy experience is over.  How will your family remember all of the miraculous little details?  The glow of your skin, those fluttering kicks, the excited emotions, and the endless belly kisses.  A Maternity Portrait Session is the perfect way to capture the wonder of this unique time in a stunning, unforgettable way.

Scheduling your maternity photography session

Maternity portraits are generally captured around 30-36 weeks, when your belly is beautifully round and you’re still feeling comfortable for a variety of poses.  Of course maternity portraits may be captured up to the very last day of pregnancy, and we try our best to allow flexibility in our calendar for last-minute openings. With your glowing skin and lustrous hair, there’s no time more beautiful in a woman’s life.  Timing can be different for everyone, so please be in touch as soon as possible to book your appointment.

Comfort is Our Priority

We photograph fully clothed maternity portraits, as well as tastefully implied nudes. Many clients like to capture a combination of both, so you’ll have intimate portraits for your bedroom and more conservative silhouettes for the nursery.

A Day of Pampering

A maternity session is more than a photo shoot. It’s an afternoon of well-deserved pampering. Sit back and relax as our hair and make-up artist makes you look and feel your very best.  We want you to enjoy this celebration of your journey into motherhood, before your bundle of joy steals the spotlight!

What to Wear

We have a variety of wardrobe options in our studio, including fitted maternity gowns, lace robes, crop tops,  and silk fabrics to accentuate your curves. If you’d like to bring along a particular maternity style, we recommend Sew Trendy Accessories on Etsy. We also specialize in capturing tastefully implied nude portraits that showcase the beautiful curves of pregnancy.  Once your maternity session has been booked, you’ll be receiving our Welcome Packet of style recommendations.

Luxury Experience

We understand how to pose a pregnant woman in the most flattering ways, and we take time to carefully perfect each pose. We will gently guide you throughout your session to perfect all the little details, and make sure you feel comfortable and relaxed during your maternity session. An abundance of natural light and professional studio lighting allow us to capture a variety of timeless glowing portraits and beautiful silhouettes. Although we have our own workflow, you’re welcome to provide inspiration if you have 2-3 concepts from our portfolio that you would love to capture during your session.

Mini Sessions

We understand that some clients wish to save their investment for newborn portraits.  Our Mini Sessions are ideal if you’d prefer a smaller variety of maternity poses with a single backdrop and three wardrobe styles (excluding silk fabrics).  We kindly ask that you arrive with hair and make-up camera ready, since our stylist will not be on set for these shorter sessions.  Please note that our Mini Session dates are filled quickly, so please be in touch as soon as possible to reserve an appointment.

Artistic Editing

Your maternity portrait session is only the beginning of creating these precious memories. Following your session, we will spend an extensive amount of time curating and post-processing the best images to showcase in your gallery. We carefully compare the images from your session to select the best ones from each concept based on facial expressions, posing, lighting, sharpness, background, and overall appeal.   As you’ll see in our maternity gallery, each image is carefully and tastefully edited into a unique work of art.  Our style is soft and natural, while minimizing any imperfections or blemishes to make sure you look your best.  Within three weeks of your session, you will be receiving a link to your private gallery of beautifully edited maternity portraits to make your order selections.

Displaying Your Art

Besides the high-resolution digital files included in your reservation, we specialize in designing elegant and timeless wall decor. You’re welcome to provide us with snapshots of your wall space, so we can design a custom display for your home. We offer a lovely selection of fine art prints, gallery wraps, contemporary artwork, and keepsake albums for a breathtaking presentation of your most special memories. For additional details and to book your own maternity photography session, please feel free to contact us at the studio.