PREGNANCY PHOTOGRAPHY -
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS (FAQ's)
Q. How will I know how to pose?
John will direct you all the way through the shoot -
so don't worry if you've never done anything like this
before. Within 20 minutes or so you will be relaxed and
loving every minute of it. You will find the session is
fun but can be quite tiring because of shortness or breath, so you set the speed and pace of the session.
I haven't got a model's figure, can you make me look sexy?
||John has photographed ladies from
18 to 60 years of age and from size 6 upwards, pregnant and not pregnant. It's all about
the positioning of your body and accentuating those parts
of your body you like to make the best image possible. You
will be thrilled and delighted to see with what careful lighting,
posing and props can do.
Do you "airbrush" the photographs?
||John can do as much or as little
retouching to your chosen images as you require. Most people
have the odd spot, stretch marks and other imperfections, we
can cover up scars, tattoos, thin your hips and arms, reduce thighs
and soften skin.
Q. Do you work evenings and weekends?
|Absolutely, in fact we only work
evenings and weekends by popular demand.
Some of your images look very erotic - do I have to be so
||You set your own comfort levels
and we discuss what types of images and the look and feel.
It's entirely up to you, quite often less is more in terms
of showing skin.
How many changes of outfit can I fit in?
||Bring along things you like to
wear, things that you love and perhaps feel sexy in. John
will have a chat to discuss what to wear. Keep clothing selections for maternity portraits simple. Stripes and busy patterns can hide the stomach or detract attention away from it. Instead, stick with solid colours. In general, black and white clothing tends to work best. In fact, something as simple as a husband's white shirt works very well. Black and white lingerie can also be used for more artistic shoots.
Can I bring someone with me?
||My all means if you would like
to, some people like to come on their own whilst others want
to share the experience and give moral support and be part of the shoot. We don't mind
either way so long as you only bring along one person with
you. They can be very supportive and if it's your partner
quite often suggest looks and poses that you both want as well as be part of the photographs.
Who will be in the studio during the shoot?
||Only John (and our makeup artist
if you choose to book one) will be in the studio with you,
along with anyone you choose to bring.
|Q. I'm having
trouble sorting out child care; can I bring my child with me
to the shoot?
||I'm afraid no, due to the nature
of the content and mature nature of the day this is not possible.
No-one under that age of 18 is allowed in the studio during
a shoot, to protect us and you.
|Q. Do you do
hair and make-up?
||We can arrange for a hair stylist
and make-up artist to look after you on the day. They will
do a wonderful job of making you look fabulous, the amount
of our customers who choose to keep their make-up and hair
style as they leave us to go out for the evening is a mark
of how much they like the end result.
|Q. Where do
I get changed?
||We have a discreet area in the
studio where you can get changed and leave your things.
Q. How far
in advance do I need to book?
We can occasionally squeeze
in the odd session at very short notice, however generally
we have a 4 - 6 week waiting list.
|Q. What's the best stage of my pregnancy to be photographed
||You should consider taking maternity photos as far along in your pregnancy as possible. The later in the pregnancy, you will be better able to show off your stomach in the clothing that you wear. The third trimester tends to be the best time to schedule a maternity photo shoot. Your belly will be extremely visible at this point, and we can capture the fullness of your stomach.
|Q. Do I need
to pay anything when I book?
||We request a deposit of £50
with your booking, this can be paid by cash, cheque, credit
card or bank transfer. The session costs £350, which
includes £150 credit towards product. The balance of
£300 is payable on the day of your shoot.
|Q. Can I buy
the high-resolution files from my shoot so I can print my
||We never release any high-resolution
files and retain the copyright for all the images taken. We've
taken time to source suppliers who produce high quality repeatable
results and all the equipment we use is of a professional
standard and is colour calibrated to ensure consistency and
quality. We don't want to damage our reputation through poor
quality prints or images we have no control over so we maintain strict control over
everything we sell.
Do you keep my images?
Yes, we never throw our customer's
images away and will securely archive them so if in 2 years time you
decide to purchase another print they we can supply it.
|Q. Do you use
my images elsewhere?
||All the images taken during the
session are for your eyes only. We don't publish or display
them anywhere else. If we wished to use an image for our marketing
purposes we would ask your permission beforehand.
Are there any important things I should know?
Wear loose fitting clothing
on the journey to us, marks from tight fitting clothing
can take 1 to 2 hours to disappear.
Bring along some shots, images or ideas of the type of thing
you would like to do. Do feel free to use my website galleries
for ideas too! Don't worry if you can't find any shots or don't have time to do this.
|Q. What order
do you shoot things in?
||If you wanted some nude or implied
nude shots then we do these first. Once you've worn a corset
or a tight fitting dress then there are normally too many
skin marks to do nude work without leaving lots of lines and
creases, these can take up to 2 hours to disappear.
|Q. How long
does my session last?
||We don't put a time on it, you
are the only client that will be booked in for that day, we
don't believe in a production line approach. Generally sessions
last between 2 - 4 hours, longer if you are having your hair
and make-up done my us.
|Still got a question?
Then please contact us