Discover the Perfect Maternity Experience with Valerie Kay Photography
At Valerie Kay Photography, we understand that this precious moment in your life deserves the utmost care and attention. As a leading Austin, Texas maternity photographer, we're dedicated to ensuring your session is nothing short of extraordinary.
- Elegant Gowns, Outfits, Fabrics, and Accessories: You deserve to feel like a radiant goddess during your maternity photoshoot. That's why we offer a curated selection of exquisite gowns, outfits, fabrics, and accessories that will beautifully complement your unique style and personality.
- Professional Hair and Makeup: To add an extra touch of glamor and confidence, we provide the services of a professional for your hair and makeup. You can relax and feel your absolute best as we pamper you to perfection.
- Expert Pose Guidance: Don't worry about knowing how to pose – our skilled photographers will guide you throughout the session. They will capture your most natural and flattering angles, creating stunning portraits that you'll cherish forever.
- A Variety of Backdrops and Looks: Our studio boasts a versatile range of backdrops and setups, ensuring we capture the essence of your journey into motherhood with various styles and aesthetics.
Maternity Session options:
Signature Belly to Baby
Signature Belly to Baby
Our most popular session plan. Feel pampered with professional hair and makeup, choose at least three looks from our studio wardrobe.
Up to 1.5 Hour Studio Session
10 Digital Images
Petite Linen Album
Newborn Session w/ a $200 Package Credit
approx 2 hour in-studio maternity session
access to studio wardrobe
Includes hair and makeup
Includes 10 Digital Images
Petite Linen Album
Petite Belly To Baby
Petite Belly To Baby
This 45-minute session is for MOM ONLY. Perfect for expectant mothers wanting to document their pregnancy but prefer a shorter session.
Maternity Session includes 5 Digital Images. Includes your Newborn Session with a $200 Package Credit
What is a session retainer fee?
The session retainer fee fee is a NON-REFUNDABLE retainer that guarantees you a date on our schedule. If your session fee includes a package credit, this is applied towards the purchase of images from your session. Unless otherwise stated, your session fee does not include any prints, products, or digital images.
Maternity sessions take place in our N. Austin Studio Monday-Friday and usually begin at 10:00 a.m.
Can't make a weekday session work?
In this case, if we have availability, you can upgrade to a Saturday. We can only offer 1 per month and there is an additional fee of $200. THIS OPTIONS IS NOT ALWAYS AVAILABLE. However, we can make arrangements to split the family portion of your session to a Saturday or Sunday. We typically schedule these for 11:30 a.m. This will add an additional $75 to your session fee. The family portion typically takes no more than 25-30 minutes.
All pricing subject to 8.25% State and Local Sales Tax
Valerie Kay Photography's Fine Art Maternity sessions include access to our Studio Maternity Wardrobe.
When should my maternity session take place?
We typically recommend having maternity photos taken prior to 36 weeks along, usually around 32-34 weeks. This timing ensures you are nicely round and showing well, yet still comfortable enough to move around, change clothes, and stand for the session. However, you may book your shoot anytime before you give birth. Some expectant moms prefer to come in a little earlier in their pregnancy and some moms decide at the last minute, with only weeks left until baby arrives. Ultimately the timing is up to you and what you are comfortable with.
When is the best time to book my Maternity session?
It's best to book your maternity session once you enter the second trimester. This allows us to plan and prepare for the session to ensure everything goes smoothly.
Is hair and makeup included in the Maternity session package?
Yes! Hair and makeup services are included with all maternity sessions. You will be pampered and ready for the camera, as my talented artist will be available at the studio to do your makeup with lashes and add curls to your hair.
How do I know the you have maternity wardrobe that will fit? Can I come try them on?
While I understand the desire to try on the gowns, my busy schedule unfortunately does not allow for in-person try-ons. However, rest assured that all my dresses are made of stretch jersey fabric, and I order most to accommodate a wide range of sizes. For smaller moms, I can make adjustments using clamps.
How long does the maternity shoot take?
The duration of the maternity shoot depends on factors such as whether we have partners and children involved, as well as the number of outfits and setups we decide on. A typical maternity session includes 3-5 looks and lasts around up to 2 hours. Clients can expect to be at the studio for at least 4.5 hours. Don't worry; the sessions are fun, and clients often express surprise at how quickly time passes.
How many setups and poses are done in the Signature Maternity Session?
In a maternity session, we usually have 3-5 different outfits or gowns, and if requested we typically include fabric draping and low-key pregnancy form silhouettes during the session, as well. This allows for a variety of beautiful and unique shots to capture this special time in your life.
Can my partner and children join the session?
Absolutely! While the Signature Maternity Session mainly focus on the mom-to-be, we love including partners and children. This creates heartwarming family moments and celebrates the upcoming addition to your family.
How Many Photos Will I get with My Maternity Session
The number of images you receive is entirely up to you. At your ordering appointment, I will present you with a selection of images taken, and you can choose your favorite ones to keep. You have the final decision over the images you wish to purchase.
Do you retouch the photos?
Yes, all portraits will be professionally retouched to meet studio standards. I take great care in ensuring that your images are enhanced to look their best while maintaining a natural and authentic feel.