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    MATERNITY SESSION FAQs



    WHEN SHOULD I BOOK?

    We recommend contacting us early and booking for when you will be around 33-35 weeks. At that stage, you may love the size of your bump, and will not be too tired from standing on your feet.


    WHERE DO YOU SHOOT?

    Our Maternity Photography sessions are taken in our studio in Surrey Hills, Melbourne, which is close to Camberwell, Box Hill, and Burwood. The studio space is set up with simple backgrounds to capture timeless images for you.


    Currently, we do not offer our Maternity package outdoors. We love our indoor studio! The space is easier for pregnant women to get ready and warmer when changing into multiple outfits.


    HOW LONG IS THE SESSION?

    Our Maternity sessions are not time-based. Your comfort takes priority so I make sure to take lots of breaks for you to drink water and to sit down. I would suggest allocating half a day, as this will include hair and makeup, and time in between to change outfits.


    WHAT CLOTHES DO I NEED TO PREPARE?

    Please bring a black and white underwear set. My studio wardrobe has a variety of Maternity dresses, slips and lace robes. If you book your Maternity photoshoot with us, I will organise your outfits with you in advance. I also encourage all my clients to bring clothes of your own, casual or formal.


    Currently, I do not supply outfits for men or older siblings. I suggest coming dressed in simple neutral clothes. Any solid t-shirt without a big logo or a casual outfit without a striking pattern will look great.


    HAIR AND MAKE UP?

    If you require hair and makeup, I hire a professional artist to come help you. This is an additional fee of $150 that goes directly towards their service.


    ARE FAMILY PHOTOS INCLUDED?

    Yes, our Maternity package includes immediate Family photography. If you have an older child, we will take the Family photos when they feel most comfortable, whether this is as soon as you get to the studio or if they need more time. Otherwise, we will take solo and couple shots in the meantime.


    WHAT HAPPENS AFTER THE PHOTOSHOOT?

    The week following your photoshoot, I will send you a sneak peek photo for you to send to family and friends, or simply to announce on social media. If you do upload online, please tag me @themomentsbymelissa.


    Your remaining images will be ready to download within three weeks. I edit each image individually through Lightroom and Photoshop to give you a flawless final product. You will receive a minimum of 15 images, but I will give as many as possible. Read more information about this in our Final Images FAQs.



    If you have any other questions, please get in touch using the Contact Form.