Maternity photographer long island
Women are absolutely stunning during pregnancy, and there’s no better time to come into the studio and get a series of professional portraits that will help you remember this beautiful time in your life.
Kristina is a mother herself, and she understands the complications that can come with maternity. She will do everything possible to make sure you’re completely comfortable. Kay’s Photography Studio is much more than a business for her, and her work as a professional photographer serving the Long Island Community has allowed her combine her love of art and her love of motherhood, children, and families. She’s honored to specialize in family photography and to help families create beautiful memories in each photo session.
If you’re looking for a maternity photographer that will provide you both an amazing experience and a set of beautiful photos to commemorate this special period in your life, contact Kay’s Photography Studio to discuss a session customized to your unique style.
What is a Maternity Shoot?
Maternity photography at its basic level is a professional photo shoot that documents pregnancy. But beyond that, a maternity photo session is a way to capture these amazing moments in your life and create a set of pictures that you can look back on and enjoy all of your life. Your child and even grandchildren will be able to look at the photos and have a part in the experience of starting your family.
Whether you choose to have your maternity photography session done at the beautiful, safe, and sanitized Long Island studio or at another location, Kristina will capture your individual style and the unique beauty of you and your family. She has years of experience as a maternity photographer, newborn photographer, and baby photographer. Capturing the wonderful moments Long Island families experience is truly what she loves most! Over the years, she has developed the expertise to ensure absolutely wonderful portraits every time – and your maternity photos will be no exception.
Kristina can do the maternity photography session with her own props and custom designed sets, or you can contact her to discuss other options. She’ll work hard to make sure you get the perfect portraits.
What is the Best Time for Maternity Photography?
As an experienced maternity photographer, Kristina recommends scheduling your session when your belly becomes round and full. As a mother, though, she realizes that point is different for all mothers as everyone carries differently. For many women, scheduling the maternity photography session between 28 and 36 weeks will strike a balance between the classic maternity silhouette and an expectant mother who is still comfortable enough to enjoy the experience.
Tips to Look and Feel Your Best at Your Maternity Photography Session
Everyone wants to look their best in maternity photography and family photography – after all, these pictures will be seen by your family members for generations to come. Many women feel their most beautiful, natural, and feminine during maternity, but to capture and preserve that beauty in photos takes knowledge and skill. To get the most stunning maternity photography, consider:
Your Maternity Photographer
The photographer you choose truly has the greatest impact on how your finished portraits or pictures will look. An amateur or untrained photographer may produce bad photos even from the most beautiful subject.
When considering a maternity photographer, look for someone whose style resonates with your own. Make sure to look through the photographer’s portfolio to determine whether you like their approach and whether their pictures demonstrate consistent quality. There’s no substitute for a photographer with not just experience in general, but experience in family photography specifically. The first time you speak with a potential photographer, you will get a good sense of whether the two of you can have a good working relationship.
Choose someone you like working with – after all you’ll be in the market for a newborn photographer for your baby in no time.
If you live on Long Island, NY in Suffolk or Nassau County, NYC, or the surrounding area, call Kay’s Photography Studio for your maternity, newborn baby, or family photography needs.
Hair and Makeup
The best way to look beautiful and feel confident at your session is to go with professional hair and makeup services, and many photographers recommend it. Long Island and NYC have plenty of amazing artists, and you might reach out to the professionals who helped with your wedding hair and makeup.
What to Wear to the Photo Shoot
What you wear in your maternity pictures is largely down to personal style and preference, so you will want to wear something that you feel great in and will capture the style you envision for the shoot. A photographer who specializes in family photography and maternity may have gauzy wraps and other options on hand, and they can always offer advice on what will look wonderful in your maternity photos. Some popular choices for maternity photos include:
- Lingerie sets
- Flowing and / or translucent gowns
- Jeans that allow the belly to show
- Form-fitted gowns or clothing that showcase the maternity silhouette
Some maternity subjects are very comfortable being undressed during a photography session, while others prefer to be covered. You will get a great portrait by working with your photographer to find something that both flatters you and makes you feel completely comfortable.
Props can add a unique and personalized touch to maternity sessions. Many photographers have popular items in the studio, and some subjects like to bring meaningful items with them to the shoot. Some popular props in maternity pictures are ultrasound photos, baby items like rattles, stuffed animals, and shows, or family heirlooms.
You can choose to have your maternity photography session at Kristina’s Long Island studio, where amazing sets and props are readily available to ensure a great end result. Studio sessions allow photographers to control lighting and set completely, so there will be no surprises to derail your photo session.
Nature can make a great setting for family photography and can lead to amazing results, but if you choose an outdoor location, one thing to remember is the weather; it could rain or be otherwise inclement on the day of your shoot, and if you have arranged for hair and makeup artists in addition to your photographer, it could mean a lot of rescheduling.
Maternity shoots in nature also mean walking to the location and possibly changing outdoors, but for some clients, the inconveniences in these sessions are well worth the great portrait that results.
Long Island Maternity Photography
Kay’s Photography Studio specializes in family photography like maternity, newborn, older baby, cake smash, first birthday, and any other moments you want to document for years to come. Serving all of Long Island, NY, Brooklyn, Queens, Nassau and Suffolk County, Islip, NYC, and all nearby communities.