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Still Waters Photography

Raleigh, NC
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  • Family Portraits

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Still Waters Photography provides lifelong memories captured in newborn, maternity, and senior portrait photos. Serving clients in and around Raleigh, the studio offers 30-minute maternity sessions and allows expectant mothers to choose between an indoor or outdoor location. Its photographer Lisa Marie also visits clients' homes for lifestyle sessions. Specializing in newborn photography, she has had considerable training in safety and posing, and has a large selection of wardrobes, designs, and props to choose from. The photographer uses a documentary style to convey the subject's natural personality in photos.

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5.0 / 5 (18)
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Abi Sperati

Raleigh, NC 27606
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Abi Sperati is an on-location family, newborn, and maternity photographer who serves the Raleigh Triangle area.. Abi enjoys shooting outdoors to take advantage of the natural light or in her clients' homes where they are most relaxed and comfortable. She brings a friendly and fun atmosphere to set and strives to find the beauty in every moment. Abi also covers engagements, weddings, first birthdays with cake smashes, and other family events as well as high school senior portraits.

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Brittany Rowe Photography

Raleigh, NC 27615
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Brittany Rowe Photography provides a full range of portrait options, including maternity sessions. Ms. Rowe arranges for a pre-shoot consultation to answer any client questions, such as wardrobe and styling specifics and personal location preferences. The photographer includes spouses as well as siblings, other family members, and pets in the shoots; however, she sets aside certain portraits of just mother and child. Locations may take place in the studio, the family home, or a picturesque outdoor setting.

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Cat Wilborne Photography

Raleigh, NC 27607
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Cat Wilborne Photography is a Raleigh-based photographer with over two decades of experience creating portraits of families, children, newborns, and expecting mothers. Cat's portraits capture the deep and loving connections that exist between a family, and her shoots incoporate elements of her subject's interests and hobbies to make sure they are relaxed and comfortable in front of the camera. Having lived in the Triangle for over 10 years, she's familiar with a number of beautiful locations from which she can photograph those little moments that reflect her clients' true personalities. She is committed to developing her craft even further through workshops and continuing education and brings her passion for portraiture to her interior and architectural photography as well.

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Christina Bowman

Wake Forest, NC 27587
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Christina Bowman is a family, senior, child, and maternity photography provider in Wake Forest. Ms. Bowman is a member of Professional Photographers of America and the National Association of Professional Child Photographers, and she offers “genuine interactions with her subjects” to achieve successful photo sessions in natural light. Ms. Bowman serves Raleigh and the nearby communities, and she accepts commissions for destination shoots outside of North Carolina.

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Drop of Golden Sun Photography

Apex, NC 27502
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Drop of Golden Sun Photography is a Raleigh-based business established by portrait photographer Ramie Czyzewskii in 2021. She offers maternity, engagement, and self-love photo sessions to her clients in the metro and the surrounding areas. She can also recommend locations and backdrops that suit her customers' requests, which include photoshoots in the fields. A previous client mentioned that Ramie collaborated with her for the photo session to find out more about her personality and the vibe she is going for.

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Heidi Joy Photography

Durham, NC 27712
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Heidi Joy Photography is a studio in Durham that captures the bliss of motherhood, fatherhood, childhood, adulthood, and social relationships. The artist has years of professional experience, and one of her stills features a dad holding his freshly delivered bundle of joy in one arm and an NFL pigskin in another. Heidi Joy Photography posts its latest works on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

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Kristi Kruse Photography

Raleigh, NC 27603
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Kristi Kruse Photography is a newborn and maternity portrait creator in Raleigh. The founding artist and company owner helps individuals and families plan their perfect photo shoot, and she makes herself available in designing the concept, selecting the outfits and props, and preparing for the winsome smile. Kristi Kruse Photography charges $150 for each 90-minute session at a location of the client's choosing, and it retains copyright of the images.

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Michelle Gunton Photography

340 Thornwood Ln, Youngsville, NC 27596
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Michelle Gunton Photography is a bridal, newborn, and maternity portraiture service in Youngsville. The founder and camera professional has been in business for more than five years, and she has traveled to countries like Jamaica and the Dominican Republic to help clients create priceless mementos. Michelle Gunton Photography also covers engagements and other celebrations of life, and the packages for anticipating mothers start at $400, plus tax.

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5.0 / 5 (3)
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Michelle Popp Fine Art Portraiture

47 Canterbury Ct, Hampstead, NC 28443
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Michelle of Michelle Popp Photography is a Wilmington NC newborn photographer also specializing in family, maternity, and baby photography serving all of Wilmington, Hampstead, Topsail Island, Jacksonville, Swansboro, and surrounding areas. Michelle's passion is to capture love and connection in her imagery. Michelle believes that portraits should be PURE, ORGANIC & TIMELESS. This allows candid emotions, authentic beauty, and precious details to capture the focus. Michelle’s ultimate goal is not only to produce stunning images, but to also provide a luxury portrait experience from beginning to end. This experience includes a pre session consultation to discuss your hopes for the session, personalized styling, access to client wardrobe for both moms and babies, optional professional hair & make-up services, and a design and ordering appointment after your session to decide which heirloom artwork best suites your family.

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Nicola Lane Photography

Holly Springs, NC 27540
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Nicola Lane Photography is a newborn and maternity portraiture studio in Holly Springs. The artist is a member of Professional Photographers of America, and she shoots outdoors in natural light, except when taking pictures of fragile infants. Nicola Lane Photography is a fully licensed and insured business, and its area of coverage includes Raleigh, Chapel Hill, Angier, Garner, and Fuquay-Varina.

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Nicole Faby Photography

Raleigh, NC 27613
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Nicole Faby is a family, newborn, and maternity photographer with a studio in Raleigh. She has more than ten years of professional experience serving the triangle area. She offers both studio and on-location options. The artist has more than ten years of professional experience, and she prints her images on different mediums, such as canvas, metal, wood, and paper. Ms. Faby holds indoor and outdoor sessions, depending on the weather, and she requests a $200 retainer to reserve the photoshoot date. The website contains the company's portfolio and policies.

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4.7
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Nine19 Photography

Raleigh, NC 27609
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Nine19 Photography is a lifestyle, boudoir, wedding, and maternity photographer based in Raleigh. Photographer Kimberly A. Rhoades started her photography business in 2012 and has since strived to bring honesty and passion to her portraits. She's deeply committed to ensuring her clients feel comfortable and at home during their shoots and is proud to honor inclusivity and diversity in her work, photographing all families regardless of race, religion, gender, or sexuality.

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Nuria Bosque Photography

Holly Springs, NC
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Nuria Bosque Photography is a maternity, newborn, and family photographer based in Raleigh. Lead photographer Nuria believes that from pregnancy through baby's first year is an important time to celebrate, and she aims to create lasting memories from this period for her clients. Her style is natural and organic, designed to capture the essence of the moment. With proficient skills and passion, Nuria Bosque Photography has established itself as one of the most reliable and reputed photographers in the Triangle area.

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T&T Photography

Holly Springs, NC 27540
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T&T Photography is a family, child, newborn, and maternity portrait creator in Holly Springs. The artist focuses on the client's needs and visions for the project, and her packages include the digital images and the print release. T&T Photography also shoots matrimonial ceremonies, baptismal rites, birthday parties, anniversary dinners, and other celebrations, and clients can call to ask if it welcomes pets in the picture.

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5.0 / 5 (1)

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Val Stone Photography

Apex, NC 27523
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Val Stone Photography is a maternity and newborn, family and branding portraiture service in Apex. The founding artist serves individuals and families from Raleigh and the suburbs, including Morrisville and the Research Triangle Park, and she welcomes requests for destination shoots in other parts of the United States. Val Stone Photography is a member of Professional Photographers of America.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Introduction

Maternity photographers work with pregnant women to capture images during the peak of their pregnancies. Photographs are typically taken in the third trimester when the subject's belly is round. In some cases, photographers may offer mothers and families the option to purchase maternity photos in a package with newborn photos, once their baby is born.

Because every photographer's style is different, mothers-to-be have options when it comes to how they want their maternity photos to look. While some photos have an artful quality, others may be taken in a studio for a more traditional feel. Learn more about maternity photography by reading the frequently asked questions listed below.

What is maternity photography?

Maternity photography is series a of photographs taken of soon-to-be mothers later in their pregnancies. These photos may be of just the mother, or they may include the father and other children. Often, maternity photos are whimsical and artistic, as they're meant to capture the beauty of pregnancy.

What to wear to a maternity photoshoot?

What you wear for maternity photos depends on the style of the photographs being taken. Mothers who want to show their bare belly for maternity photos may want to opt for a basic crop top or sports bra with comfortable pants on the bottom. Those who prefer to stay covered up might want to consider an elegant gown.

What are good poses for a maternity photoshoot?

Often, women will pose with their hands, or the father's hands, placed on their growing belly in maternity photos. Photos might be taken from the side to show a profile of the mother's shape or straight on to capture the joy on the subject's face.

How much does maternity photography cost?

According to Fash, portrait photographers, including maternity photographers, typically charge between $100 and $250 per hour when photographing subjects. That cost normally equates to anywhere from $25 to $100 per edited image. On average, a photoshoot takes one full hour, whether indoors or outdoors.

What types of maternity photoshoots are most popular? 

There are several types of photoshoots that are popular with families and maternity photographers.

  • Milk bath: Mothers lay unclothed in a tub of milk or milky water, typically surrounded by candles, flower petals, or other props for an artistic look. The white background created by the milk enables photographers to focus on their subject's features, including their pregnant belly.
  • Silhouette: A silhouette photo is generally taken from the side and shows only the shape and outline of the mother against a neutral background.
  • Underwater: Underwater maternity photos are often done in long, drapey gowns. The water allows the gown to flow away from the subject's body and creates an element of depth and artistic beauty.
  • In nature: Many mothers choose to take their maternity photos in natural settings, surrounded by trees, water, or meadows.
  • Dusk/sunrise: Maternity photographs taken at dusk or sunrise allow photographers to capture new mothers with unique lighting. Outdoor silhouette photos are often taken at dusk or sunrise.

How to get a photography contract with a maternity hospital?

As a photographer, you need to have experience and proper training to work in a hospital setting. Most hospital photographers have some training in medical terminology as well as experience and training in how to safely work with new mothers and babies.

How to get fabric to glow maternity photography?

Using the right fabrics and colors in maternity photoshoots is key if you're looking for a glow effect. Encourage your subject to dress in light colors, such as pale pink, white, or ivory, and ensure that she's well-lit when photographs are taken. After the photoshoot, using the right editing tools can help you enhance the glow of fabrics and other photo elements.

What is the best lens for maternity photography? 

Most maternity photographers prefer working with prime lenses for outdoor maternity sessions. Lenses should range from 35 mm to 50 mm to avoid wide angles that may distort the subject's arms or legs. You may also want to consider a macro lens, which can provide greater focus for close-up photographs.

What will be included in a maternity photoshoot contract? 

Maternity photoshoot contracts include details such as shoot dates, times, and locations. Frequently, payment information and cancellation or rescheduling terms as well as detailed information about copyright ownership and transfer of use rights are also included. Additionally, be sure to include details about cancellation policies.

When to take maternity photoshoot? 

It's important to take maternity photos when the mother is farther along in her pregnancy and her belly is round. Typically, the best time is between the seventh and eighth month of pregnancy when the mother is showing but not so close to her due date that she's uncomfortable or at risk of going into labor.

Where to buy maternity photoshoot props? 

Maternity photoshoot props are widely available online through websites, such as Amazon and Etsy. You may also be able to use other photography props in maternity shoots, or if you're particularly crafty, you can search for do-it-yourself tutorials online and make your own.

What should a photographer include in their maternity pre-photoshoot questionnaire? 

When you gain a new client, it's important to understand what they want from their photos. In addition to questions about when they're due and if they know the gender, be sure to ask what they plan to wear, how much skin they want showing, and if they have inspiration photos.

Why should you take maternity photos? 

Maternity photos are a great way to capture memories for new families and households that plan to welcome a new, tiny member. A maternity photo helps parents look back on their pregnancy fondly and remember the excitement they felt while awaiting their new arrival.

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