NEPA and Lehigh Valley, PA maternity sessions are best held at 28-34 weeks along. It is suggested during this time as you don’t feel as large or as exhausted. Your belly is at just the right size at this time.
Book your session preferably in your second trimester.
WHAT TO WEAR?
Colors – Solid colors are what look best. Colors such as teal, black, brown, gray turquoise. Stay away from outfits with a large pattern on it.
Fabrics - look for thin clingy, not necessarily tight, fabrics with a little stretch.
Pants – jeans (any color), black pants (yoga pants work well). It doesn’t matter if you’re wearing maternity jeans with a big, stretchy band. I make it all work.
Dresses - these can be incredibly sophisticated and sexy, but choose carefully. Look for dresses that cling to your shape, not the loose, comfortable style. Dresses with ruching at the side seams work beautifully.
Tops – I like big, white, button-down, slightly rumpled men’s shirt. Any shirt or cardigan that opens down the front works well.
Sleeves - Long-sleeved shirts tend to be the most flattering, but sleeveless and spaghetti straps also work.
Necklines – select v-necks, squarenecks, turtlenecks or deep scoop necks.
Tanks or camisoles - anything clingy, fitted or stretchy in solid colors (white, black, red, blue...)
Jewelry & watches – in general, avoid them (unless there’s a really good story behind the piece). The BIG exception is wedding and engagement rings! Classic, small and tasteful pieces like pearl or diamond studs make sense and are totally appropriate.
Special & unique - unusual items like large swaths of fabric in powerful colors like purple, red and royal blue can make for stunning results. Consider saris or large and luxurious scarves. Consider fabrics that are exceptionally sheer or have a little bit of sheen.
Maternity Gowns – I have several beautiful maternity gowns to choose from in my studio. White(one long train and one shorter train), dark pink, turquoise, gold and light pink and many others.
Boudoir Maternity- It's best to wear a tank or camisole and nude or black colored underwear I also have a variety of lace gowns.
WHAT TO EXPECT?
Your maternity session will be relaxed, laid back and not rushed. If there are children in the session with you, I will take some time to get to know them so they do not think of me as a stranger but as a friend. Some children need a little more time to warm up to someone with a giant camera taking their picture. I will try to incorporate some fun games so they are having fun and not focusing on having their picture taken. I will not force them to do anything they do not want to do. Any session that include children will always go smoother if children are allowed to be children. Their experience is just as important as yours and I want you to be relaxed and not worry about kids misbehaving.During your session I will do some posing so you do not have to wonder how to stand or where to put your hands. If your significant other or children are in the pictures with you, then I will have you interact with each other. This allows me to capture real emotions and expressions. It is the little moments between each other that makes a great image that you will end up loving forever. Besides it is all bout having fun together and a great experience!
WHAT TYPE OF MATERNITY SESSION?
I offer a few types of maternity sessions. My favorite is the boudoir maternity sessions.
Boudoir– This is NOT a racy, sexual type that you may or may not be thinking of. This is a quiet intimate session.You will wear mostly underwear bottoms and a tank top.
If you’re comfortable we will do some topless photos. This type of session is great to make you feel beautiful and sensual during this beautiful time in your life. This session can either be held in my studio ( I have a bed) or in your own home.
Studio– This session is held at my studio and is on white and black backgrounds only. It is simple and beautiful.
Outdoor– This session is held at an outdoor location of your choice within 1 hour of Lehigh Valley. This can be a state park, a field, a location of my choice, really anywhere.
-Photographers time and talent
-30-40 digital images in a gallery from which you can purchase
-Session fee does not include any product. Please contact me for available packages.
-$300 minimum product purchase
-Contact me for detailed product pricing.
Kristi James is a photographer specializing in newborn and family photography in the NEPA & Lehigh Valley, PA.
Newborn and Family Photography is done in the NEPA & Lehigh Valley, PA and she proudly serves her military family. Also serving Scranton, Nicholson,Allentown, Bethlehem, Easton, Saylorsburg, Stroudsburg, East Stroudsburg, Mt. Pocono, Macungie, Emma’s, Nazareth, Pen Argyl, Kutztown, Coopersburg and surrounding areas. Also serving Carbon County, North Hampton County, Lehigh County, Berks County, Schuylkill County, Monroe County, Luzerne County, Bucks County, Montgomery County, the Saucon Valley and neighboring New Jersey counties. Available for travel worldwide.
Kristi is known for her use of natural and studio light and unique portraiture for newborn and family photography. Click to view a collection of my family, newborn, child, couples and maternity work or visit my website to get in touch.
Newborn | Family | Couples | Boudoir photographer
Serving Okinawa, JP until May 2017 Serving NEPA & Lehigh Valley, PA June 2017