Prep Guides

Newborn, Baby, & Maternity

Pregnancy Client Guide

We are very excited to capture your pregnancy and for the best experience, we'd like you to read this guide to prepare for your session.

Preperation

Pregnancy sessions require you moving in ways you are not used to, and therefore they can be exhausting to the body. We suggest a few things for you to prepare for your session:

• eat a well balanced meal with carbs and protein
• drink lots of water
• stay off your feet for 1-2 hours before your session (a perfect time for hair/makeup)

We also suggest making sure your partners and children also have a meal before their session. We do provide water and snacks in the studio for your session.

Hair & Makeup

As our studio is busy with sessions, we don't have a space for hair & makeup. If you want your hair and makeup done professionally (highly recommended), MINK makeup + hair offers a special rate of $130 (instead of $150) to our clients. They will find a stylist who is available to come to your home.

Maternity Wear

Plesae check out our gowns here. Screen shot the gowns you are interested in from our gallery as well if you can and you can show them to us when you arrive for the session. If your session is outdoor, please email your favourites prior to your session. There is no changing area outdoor but most of our gowns are easy to change in and out.

Our gowns are stretchy so fit most sizes. You are welcome to bring any clothing of yours as well!

Pregnancy Packing

Our studio has about 20 gowns that are available at no charge to you for your session. We have some dresses for girls of age 2 to 4 but recommend you bring a couple of outfits. We do not provide clothing for boys or male partners.

Depending upon the style of your session and clothing you are choosing, the following are some suggested items to bring:

Nude bra (strapless and with straps) - Another option is Nude Stick Bras
Nude underwear - a thong is ideal or a spandex type panty that does not show lines
• Spandex shorts - Spanx or similar shorts are also ok provided they are nude
• Undergarments that match the style of clothing you prefer - such as lacey black panties for black gowns that open, or boy shorts.
• High heeled shoes (for long gowns)
• On location please bring some closed toe shoes.

We have a few headbands but please bring your own jewelry or flower crowns if you like.

You can also bring props that you want to use - i.e. ultrasound photos, baby crown, baby shoes, etc.

Maternity Styling for Partners and Children

We suggest complimentary styling for your partner and children. This means they do not need to have the exact same color, but perhaps be in the same tonal range, as well as style.

If you are choosing more fancy and formal gowns for your session, than your partner should be dressed to match the same style (glam vs casual).

Likewise, if you are going to go more casual, than your partner can also be more simple in their clothing i.e. jeans. Please avoid logos on shirts.

We suggest avoiding shorts for partners or children so that we can focus on the posing and less on what they are wearing. Shoes are also optional, but if you are wearing dress shoes, they should then also wear shoes.