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Portland maternity photographer

Motherhood is a journey

...and this is the sweetest beginning. let's document it.

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book & plan
your session

Book online or contact me to discuss a maternity session. After booking, I'll send you a questionnaire so that I can make location recommendations that fit your family.

During our consultation, we'll discuss wardrobe options: you may choose to borrow from the Client Closet, or opt for a personalized style board with shopping links for your family. Either way, the SSP Wardrobe Guide is always included.

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session day

This is a fun day! Your only job is to relax and take in this moment.

Enjoy cuddles with your partner and embrace this moment to slow down and enjoy these quiet moments of preparing to meet baby. I'll take care of the rest, selecting the location with your style in mind and then directing you into heartfelt and flattering moments between you and your family.

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3.
gallery delivery

An online gallery of your edited images will be delivered to you within a week of your session. From there, you may select which photos you'd like to download to keep forever, as well as add additional digital files or prints, right from the gallery.

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4.
album selection

If you've decided to add an heirloom album, we'll work together after you receive your online gallery to select album images and cover materials. I'll design your album, and after you sign off on the design, it will head to the printer, for delivery in about six weeks.

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A curated experience, from start to finish

all maternity photo sessions include complimentary access to the client closet, a collection of dresses that photograph exceptionally well

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Portland Maternity photos faq

When should I schedule Maternity Photos?

Contact me to book your Portland maternity photos about two months before you'd like to have your session. Ideally, your maternity session will happen when you're between 29 and 35 weeks pregnant. This way, you'll have a visible belly for photos, but you'll still be comfortable enough to enjoy the experience of a photo session.  I book out about six weeks in advance in summer and fall, so reach out as soon as you've decided on a session so we can get you on the calendar! 

WHERE WILL OUR SESSION TAKE PLACE?

Each session location option is handpicked by me each season to photograph beautifully. You'll be able to select one of these naturally beautiful locations with flattering light and plenty of room to play. Most of my locations are on the westside, near the Hillsboro, Beaverton, Wilsonville, and Newberg areas, with some options closer to Oregon City, Salem, and West Linn. If you have an idea for a particular location, please let me know! I love discovering new locations!

what do i wear for maternity photos?

It can be so overwhelming to select the perfect outfit for maternity photos. I'm here to help! A personalized style board with shopping links is included in every full session. I also offer a Client Closet that you're welcome to borrow from, as well as a Wardrobe Guide that will walk you through the ins and outs of choosing what to wear for your maternity photos! If you need extra help, I'm available to help you sort through your options--I love that part!

can my partner and older children join me for my maternity photos?

Of course! You may choose to do maternity photos solo as a part of a day of pampering and celebrating this pregnancy, but it's also a wonderful idea to capture your family as it is before baby arrives: whether that's just you and your partner, or both of you and your older children! This maternity photoshoot with siblings is an example of what that might look like.

Do you travel to the gorge or the oregon coast for maternity photos?

I do travel for maternity photos at Columbia River Gorge and the Oregon Coast. You can read more about Columbia River Gorge family photos here and here. If you'd like to book one of these sessions, please email me using the contact form below to check on travel date availability.

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based in Newberg, Oregon serving the Portland Metro Area

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