SAN DIEGO MATERNITY AND NEWBORN PHOTOGRAPHY
It will be a day about you, where you relax and feel beautiful. Capture your special time of your life, before and after welcoming your baby in this beautiful world. You deserve it.
PORTRAITS OF YOU THE WAY YOU WANT TO REMEMBER YOUR PREGNANCY
Leaves enough time for more looks, clothes changes and photo arrangements. Best time is 7-9 months.
1 – 1.5 hours
10 high-res retouched images
full gallery of print ready images
Those adorable photos of infants posed in baskets only happen in the first two weeks. I have newborn props, fabrics, blankets we can use during the session.
2 – 3 hours
10 high-res retouched images
full gallery of print ready images
MOMMY AND ME
Book both maternity and newborn and save.
Each session includes pre-session consultation, online gallery of proofs. Professional Prints are ordered separately from secure online gallery, or order custom photo album. All purchased digital images can be downloaded as Web-Size – ideal for websites, or High-Resolution – ideal for printing.
Additional hours: $200 / hour
Personalized Image Retouching starting at: $35 / image
Hair & Makeup artist starting at: $150 / person
Wardrobe stylist starting at: $250 / person
Events | 2 hour minimum | includes all images: $400 / 2 hours
$200 / hour
$35 / image
I’ve hired Siobhan to do two pregnancy shoots and our engagements pictures and have thoroughly been impressed.
ALBUMS + PRINTS + GIFT CERTIFICATES
We can find best way to present your artwork using lustre prints, acrylic prints, mounted prints, metal prints, gallery wrap canvas and also go over choices of museum quality photo albums.
I can also recommend two companies to purchase custom cards and invitations that will impress you, your friends and family.
WALL ART / PRINTS
I use one of the best photo printing labs in United States and their print quality is exceptional.
PHOTOS TURNED OUT BEAUTIFUL
Siobhan did our daughter’s newborn shoot and she was amazing!
YOUR SESSION GUIDE
Thank you for entrusting me to take your pregnancy and newborn portraits, and don’t forget to schedule baby’s 3 months, 6 months and their first birthday sessions.
WHEN TO SCHEDULE
You want to show off your bump so you want to wait until you are really showing but still feel good. I would say the best time is anywhere from 7-9 months. Avoid waiting too long, when it is difficult to move around.
It is best to schedule a newborn session within the first 14 days (preferably day 6 to 14). It is best to schedule your photography session before the baby is born so we know it is scheduled.
Newborn sessions can take hours since we are on the baby’s sleep and feeding time. I am very patient waiting to capture these special moments.
Newborn sessions are mostly about the newborn but I encourage to include mom, dad and siblings for some images.
BEFORE THE SESSION
Schedule a free session consultation prior to booking the session and answer a short session questionnaire I will send you.
Once I have an idea of what you want to do I can suggest outfits and locations that would be best for you to achieve the images you will love.
DURING THE SESSION
I personalize each session and based on your preferences, and your thoughts, I’ll bring your idea of perfect photography to life.
How long will the shoot last?
It depends on the package. Please arrive 10 minutes earlier to leave enough time walk to session location and get “camera ready”. Please allow extra time for traffic.
Premium Maternity Session: I want to be able to take my time with each family so I know that we will have fun and get the photos we want. On average a photo shoot will last up to 1 to 1.5 hours.
Newborn Session: Can take over 2 hours since we are on the baby’s sleep and feeding time.
AFTER THE SESSION
You can also purchase all high resolution images from the session for additional fee.
From the online gallery you can share these photos with your friends and family, or buy prints, canvas, mounted prints, metal prints of images, with various sizes. Final images can be downloaded as High Resolution images (300dpi JPG) ideal for printing, or in addition you can choose to download Web-Size (1024px) ideal for sharing on social media.
Images are developed by specialized lab, color corrected for optimal printing to deliver exceptional quality products.
BEST TIME FOR THE PHOTOSHOOT, GOLDEN HOUR
Keep in mind your newborn’s nap and eating schedule.
An important factor for portrait photography is light, specifically what is the source and temperature of the light?
In the studio I control the light, thus we can schedule the session based on availability.
On-location (outside) I recommend early morning or late afternoon have warmer light and longer shadows creating dramatic effects.
The best time to schedule a maternity photography session on-location is the Golden Hour, one hour before the sunset.
Golden Hour .. what is it?
Golden Hour is known among photographers for it’s special warm light qualities. The effects of the golden light present on the subject, the landscape, the sky and over the sea enables myriad of creative possibilities.
We would meet about 1 hours prior to sunset, to leave ample time to get setup, walk to the beach, or park and have a memorable session.
Some of the beach locations are best at low tide, some at high tide. I will balance the Golden Hour with the tides to make sure we choose the right beach, so we have still some sand to walk on.
For your pregnancy photo shoot you want to best show off your baby bump.
Every woman is different about how much she wants to show the baby bump. Tight fitting shirts/dresses and flowy skirts are a favorite look of mine. I also like to use fabric to wrap the body. Solid colors are timeless.
Styling for newborn is soft and simple. I have a few soft blankets, baskets and other fun props that I can bring to the shoot. It is fun to use some personal items such as your baby’s blankets and props around the house.
Consider location – beach: softer colors, park/trees: richer colors, at home: colors that match your home decor to assure the pictures on the wall will blend in.
However, whatever you bring make sure it is clean and ironed. If your clothes are wrinkled and stained this will show up in the photos.
I can help with styling:
Contact me if you are not sure what to wear. I will consult with you about the look and feel you want for your shoot.
Every client is different and this is what makes each pregnancy photo shoot unique and special. I want to capture your pregnancy the way you want to remember this special time.
Styling: Allow enough time to plan the outfits, minimum a week before.
Hydrate: Drink plenty of water prior to the session, to help your skin to glow.
Haircut: If you are considering haircut before the session, do it at least a week before.
Clothing: Choose clothes that fit and compliment you, if you are unsure, consider a stylist.
Food: Bring some snacks, and water, specially for those little ones.
Directions: Check the directions to the location prior to the session and make sure you know how to get there.
Comfort: Bring your newborn’s favorite toy, blanket, pacifier, wipes and diapers.
Food: It’s best to feed the baby before the photo session.
Spare clothes: Just in case of spills.
Manicure: Your baby’s hands in yours maybe one of your newborn photos. Those are close ups for which you may want to consider manicure.
Diaper marks: Attach diapers lightly to prevent marks on the newborn’s waist.
Please make sure you watch after you and your family’s safety on the beach, and supervise children closely.
LOCATION - HOME OR STUDIO OR OUTSIDE?
Maternity photos created outdoor have natural look to them and the light, color and composition is infinite. In San Diego pregnancy photos on the beach are choice of many woman who like the variety and beauty of beach setting, specially during the sunset.
Home is your home. It offers privacy, comfort where you can relax the most. Taking maternity photos at home also show your life during your pregnancy, the preparation, the place where you were waiting for the arrival of your baby. Those photos tell stories!
Studio offers privacy and comfort, specially when you would consider clothing optional. Your bump lines tell the story and lighting in the studio can intensify those lines to create breathtaking pregnancy pictures.
If you have a location in mind, please let me know. I will do a location scout to suggest most interesting, and will send you GPS location of the session.
There are many beautiful locations on our beaches, preserves, parks or hills around San Diego county.
PERSONALIZED IMAGE RETOUCHING
What retouching is included in the Session Package by default?
I retouch images after you have selected the “Final” images from the photoshoot. Retouching is a time consuming process that requires me to inspect and adjust each image.
Included is minor skin smoothing and fixing any minor glitches from the photoshoot.
For example sometimes you may have a perfect image but one piece of hair is covering your forehead – we will remove it. You may have a skin blemish that showed up the morning of the shoot – we will remove it
What retouching is outside of the scope of Session Package, not included in the price?
Body reshaping/enhancements, chin fixes, face sculpting, scar removal, eye and teeth whitening are all personalized portrait retouching requests outside of session packages offered. I do offer this level of personalized portrait photo retouching for $35 per image.
For all the information, including pricing and availability, please call or fill out the from below.
love Siobhan xoxo
San Diego Portrait Photographer.
Servicing cities of Carlsbad, Oceanside, La Costa, Leucadia, Vista, Encinitas, Solana Beach, Cardiff By the Sea, Del Mar, La Jolla, Bird Rock, Pacific Beach, Mission Beach, Ocean Beach, Point Loma, Coronado, Imperial Beach, Rancho Santa Fe, Escondido, San Marcos, Poway, Rancho Bernardo, Rancho Pensquitos, 4S Ranch, Olivenhain, Santaluz, La Mesa, Chula Vista, Escondido.