Maternity Session FAQs

A maternity session is designed to celebrate and document the precious new life growing within. This is one of Holly’s favorite sessions as it is a combination of glamour, beautiful belly and romance. A maternity session can be an artistic studio shoot or it can take place at a location of your choice. Some favorites include a local beach or natural field shortly before sunset, one of the many gorgeous parks, gardens or wooded areas, as well as the mission or historic area of San Juan Capistrano.

When is the best time in my pregnancy to schedule my maternity session?

28 to 32 weeks is perfect for most moms to be. This is a time frame where your beautiful belly is of ample size yet you’re not as “puffy” and uncomfortable as you may be in your last 4 to 6 weeks. Though we have shot maternity sessions up close to delivery with beautiful results, feedback from expecting moms has encouraged us to advise clients towards the earlier side where mamas-to-be are feeling their best and are more comfortable than they may be later.

How soon should I schedule my session?

Be sure to plan ahead and secure a spot early, as Holly typically books out 12 to 20 weeks in advance.

Should I be concerned about stretch marks and the extra weight I’ve gained?

I understand that you may be concerned about stretch marks and feel a little bigger all over, so removing any blemishes, including stretch marks and slimming you down a little in areas where needed through flattering poses, camera angle and expert retouching skills are all complimentary as part of your session. Just let me know what your concern is and I’ll take care of it for you.

What should I wear for my maternity session?

Holly has a large wardrobe of gorgeous maternity gowns and garlands that photograph beautifully. She welcomes her clients to come try on and select which gowns they’d love to use for their session.