Maternity Model Sessions | Austin Maternity Photographer

Austin Maternity Photographer – Maternity Sessions

It’s a new year and I’ve come to realize it’s past time for me to update my portfolio.  Most of my maternity portrait work has been outdoors and I need more studio portraits to display.   I’ve been talking with my wonderful hair and make-up artist and we’ve got some ideas for these sessions.  The maternity portraits I’d like to work on would be inspired by the glamour work of the amazingly talented Sue Bryce.  Sue Bryce is not only a fantastic photographer, but also a wonderfully generous educator.  Her work can be found at In Bed with Sue.  I’ve taken courses and am a member of her educational site.  Sue makes art.  Her portraits are gorgeous.  She makes her models look and feel beautiful.


Sue Bryce Pregnancy Portrait Session

Sue Bryce Pregnancy Portrait Session


Model Call!

As an Austin maternity photographer, I’m reaching out to expectant mothers in the area looking for models.  The goal of this model call is to create fine art, maternity portraits.  These will be styled, in-studio sessions.   I’m going to be making and/or purchasing a few more gorgeous maternity gowns for the studio.  I love designing and construction beautiful pieces to be used in my sessions, but there are also some wonderful maternity gown designers that I would like to support.  Maternity gowns are designed to flatter the pregnant figure.  They may be fitted, floor length gowns  or flowing, semi-sheer chiffon gowns that can be opened to expose the belly.  I will also have a few floral crowns or other accessories to compliment the gowns.  Last fall I painted a backdrop, but it didn’t turn out quite how I had hoped it would and I want to make another.   All of this creative experimentation requires that I find models that are willing to pose in exchange for images.


Austin Maternity Sessions by Valerie Kay Photography

Maternity gown and backdrop created by me!


In the past, a majority of my Maternity Sessions have been outdoors.  I love working outdoors, but for some looks I need to be in the studio where  have more control.  These Maternity Model Call Sessions will be held in my home studio.  We’ll do a couple of looks.  One stylized in gowns and accessories provided by me and I’ll also include a more casual look in the sessions.  This can be in your favorite maternity outfit or something you buy special for your session.  While these sessions are for me to add new work to my portfolio, I realize this is an important time in your life and you might want to have it remembered in a way other than what I’m envisioning.  That’s fine!  I want you to come away from the session with photographs that you love and want to share and display.


Sunset Austin Maternity Sessions by Valerie Kay Photography

Sunset Maternity Portrait by Valerie Steinkoenig



In return for a signed Maternity Session Model Release you’ll receive the following:

1  Complimentary Maternity Session ($150 Value)

5  Digital images ($325 value at $65 per digital image)

1  8×10 Matted Fine Art Print ($55 Value)


Do you know someone who would like to participate in this model?  If so, please contact me. 

You may also contact me via Facebook Messenger on the Valerie Kay Photography Facebook page.


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