FAMILY OPTIONS

What type of Family photography are you interested in? (you can click on the blue hyperlink and go directly to information on that topic, or stay here and learn about it all)

Maternity

Newborns

Babies

Child & Toddler

Teens

Memberships

Mini Sessions

MATERNITY

Photos

CONGRATS!  There is nothing like that moment when you find out you are expecting a baby!  Everything changes in an instant.  Bring on the baby registries, baby showers, and even the baby bump!  Maternity photography is a beautiful way to celebrate your little one and capture the transition to parenthood.  You probably have a lot of questions and maybe even a little hesitation about doing a maternity session.  I'll try to answer some of the most common questions -

(1) Do I really want to do this?    Almost every woman wants photos that capture the radiance and beauty of pregnancy; that’s why lots of glowing mamas-to-be want maternity photos. I know that some mamas are hesitant about having maternity photos taken because they aren’t sure how they will look in them. Your body is going through a transformation, and you may not feel like your usual self. However, it is an absolute fact that carrying a child is one of the most beautiful things in the world, and that oh-so-limited timeframe should be documented before it’s gone forever. I promise to pose and direct you in a way that will accentuate your own beauty surrounding the joy of that growing baby, and fully illustrate just how glowing and radiant you are. Just smile, mama – you got this!  But beyond that, maternity photography sessions mark the important and life-altering transition into motherhood. Simply put, a maternity session is an incredible way to embrace your new identity as a mother and celebrate this new phase of life with loved ones. You’ll have the perfect opportunity to slow down and savor those tiny kicks and flips, all while I capture gorgeous images of you before you meet your baby. These sessions are also a wonderful way to connect with your spouse at a time when most of the attention is probably focused on you and your baby.

(2) What should I wear?  I think all mamas-to-be should be comfortable.  Consider floor-length gowns, dresses and skirts for maternity sessions. Longer lengths are elegant, feminine and romantic; they’re also ultra flattering when you’re expecting. Whether you’re standing, sitting or lying down, a long dress or skirt ensures you’re fully covered, without worrying about your outfit riding up too high. I also favor longer lengths for expectant mamas because it’s easier to hide footwear you may not want visible in your images. If you’re at the point where only flip flops are bearable, don’t sweat it as long as your dress covers your feet! When it comes to color choice, earth tones and light pastels photograph wonderfully no matter what location you select. Remember to keep your clothing on the more fitted side, instead of extra flowy, so that you can easily show off your bump!  I can help direct you to beautiful maternity gowns if you need help:)  Be sure to take a look at my Pinterest board for ideas

(3)  When should I schedule my maternity photo session?     It’s never too soon to book your session on my calendar!  Once on my calendar scroll down to FAMILY, then choose Maternity.  Most women schedule a maternity session for around 28-35 weeks pregnant for single babies and by about 30 weeks for multiples. While there is some flexibility here, you’ll likely be more comfortable on your feet earlier in your pregnancy versus later. Your maternity session is a wonderful celebration of you and your growing family. You’ll enjoy yourself more if you’re not dealing with swollen hands and feet!

(4) What should I do with all the photos afterward?  There are endless options – from prints for the nursery to beautiful photo books, you should preserve these memories to share with family for years to come! These moments are far too precious to be kept on your phone forever, so make it a point to order prints and other keepsakes!  Looking for more creative suggestions? Decorate your baby shower with photos from your maternity session, use them in the baby's nursery or another special place in your home. These images also make the sweetest gifts for grandparents.  Feel like shopping?  Click here to shop and get ideas!

(5)  Are there different types of maternity sessions?  You can choose an indoor studio session, an outdoor location, or a home session.  There are benefits to each.  A studio session is indoors and is nice because you do not need to worry about the weather.  Pregnant women tend to be "hot natured" and sometimes prefer a cool environment.  An outdoor location would have beautiful scenery, and should we face bad weather you can choose to move to a studio shoot or reschedule.  A home session is done in the comfort of your home, using your home as the backdrop and tends to be more of a lifestyle shoot.  Once that is decided, then next decision should be who will participate in the photoshoot?  Just you, you and your spouse, or the entire family including any children?

(6)  How long will the session last?  A maternity session usually lasts 45 minutes to an hour.  My goal is to provide you the best possible images and although time is important, I am not a clock watcher:)

FAMILY SESSIONS

I hear so often from families that they would like a family photo but getting everyone together, the kids to behave, and a time that works for everyone can be a hard task to accomplish. 

I AGREE!

I know it is not easy, but it is IMPORTANT!  When this year passes, you cannot go back.  Your kids will be a year older,  different milestones will occur, and their facial features will change as they develop each year.  Let's schedule your session now and ensure you capture your family this year!

If you are worried about your kids behaving, DONT.  I've done enough family sessions to know that kids are kids and that's fine.  Family sessions with me are not stressful, parents can relax, kids can be kids and together we will get some amazing family photo's for you to hang on your walls. 


WHAT TO WEAR? 

In most cases, I do not recommend "matching outfits" although in certain cases it looks very nice.  My personal opinion is that outfits that compliment each other. make more interesting family photo's.  Check out my Pinterest board for ideas.

FAQ

When should I schedule my session?  You can schedule your session up to one year in advance.  Think about what season you might enjoy having your pictures made and select a date from my online booking calendar, or feel free to contact me directly if you need dates not shown on my calendar.  Once you've chosen a date, you'll need to pay your non-refundable retainer. 

What is a retainer? Upon booking your date on my calendar, I will hold the date you chose for three business days allowing you time to mail a check or pay the retainer fee online.  Failure to pay the retainer fee within three business days will result in your session date being cancelled. Once the retainer fee is paid, Beverly Reid Photography will reserve the time and date agreed upon, and will not make other reservations for that time and date. For this reason, a retainer of $100.00 is non-refundable.  If your session needs to be changed due to acts of God, fire, strike and/or extreme weather, the retainer you paid will be applied to a new session date.  

What payment methods do you accept?   Cash, Check, Credit Cards, e-checks, and payment plans.  If you are interested in a payment plan, call me, and I'll explain how they work in detail.

What happens if it rains the day of my session?  Don't worry!  If It rains we can reschedule your session and you do not lose your retainer fee.   Overcast and cloudy days make for great photography days, so don't worry if the sun is not shining brightly.

Do you have a studio for indoor pictures?  Yes!  I have a very nice studio!

When will I see my pictures?  A few days after your photo session you will see your first image (a sneak peek) on Facebook and Instagram. Make sure you, and your parents are following me on social media. About two weeks after your photo session, your online gallery will be ready and I will communicate via text that they gallery is ready and provide your private password. Your online gallery is locked so that only you, and those you share your password with can see your senior pictures. Can I post my pictures on social media?Please do!  Post away.... the only thing I ask is that you link to my website, Facebook or Instagram page, tag me or in some way mention Beverly Reid Photography!.