Maternity Photography FAQs

Can we do my maternity session at my home?
Yes, your maternity photography session can be in your own home, or anywhere you like. In addition to the Expressive Photographics studio, in downtown Santa Cruz, we do maternity portraiture in a variety of amazing natural settings. Stunning ocean locations are popular, as well as the redwood forest and meadows filled with wildflowers. We are always happy to help with suggestions for excellent photography locations.
What should I wear for my maternity session?
The maternity clothes you already have may be perfect, if you love them. For something more dramatic, consider one of the specialty maternity photography gowns that flow and billow gracefully in the breeze. As with all portraiture sessions, we recommend selecting wardrobe options that you feel good wearing and like the look of.
Can my partner be included in my photo session?
Yes, of course! Your photo session may include just you and your baby bump, or feel free to include whomever you like.
Does my maternity session include digital photos?
We offer a la carte maternity sessions, as well as packages that include fully edited high-resolution digital photos. In addition to digital photos, we also create stunning photo albums and a wide variety of archivally printed products to decorate the walls of your home.
How can I preview the photos from my session?
About 7-10 days after your photo shoot, we will fully edit all the images and prepare a private online gallery for you. Your photo gallery will allow you to select favorites, share photos on social media sites, and even place orders for prints, albums, or digital photos. You can also share your gallery with anyone.