Bay Area Maternity Photographer – Modern, Fine Art Pregnancy Portraits
Looking for an Artistic Maternity Photographer?
I am a modern portrait artist located in San Francisco Bay Area who specializes in black & white maternity portrait photography, family maternity photography, fine art nude pregnancy portraits and very pregnant belly pictures. I offer artistic maternity photography sessions in my Alameda studio, or outdoor maternity sessions on location or in your home using natural light. Most clients prefer to do their maternity portraits at the Alameda studio for privacy and controlled lighting.
Widely regarded as one of the best maternity photographers in the San Francisco Bay Area, I have been photographing pregnant bellies for over 15 years. People often ask me when is the best time for the maternity session. Well this will depend on various factors such as how tall the woman is, whether it is her first child, and if she is pregnant with twins, to name a few. But in general, I recommend the maternity session occurs between 32 to 36 weeks. While I often find this to be the best time as an experienced maternity photographer, I will also photograph maternity sessions earlier or later if requested. I am happy to discuss the timing options with the woman, as it is a very individualized thing. Contemporary pregnancy portraits can be done as nude maternity photography, maternity portraits with fabrics, or maternity photography with clothing. I do prefer for the belly to be showing if wearing clothing, or for the clothes to be very form fitting so the entire bump is featured. Couple and Family maternity photography sessions are encouraged if there are siblings and partners – with no additional fee. And because the family dog is often the “first child”, dogs are always welcome in the maternity session as well for a few shots.
after the maternity session…
Most clients follow up their artistic maternity photography session with a fine art newborn photography session with me. Maternity clients receive a $50 discount on their newborn session fee as well as special maternity newborn package options to take advantage of all of the great images from both sessions. As a boutique maternity and newborn photography studio, we offer custom designed birth announcements and albums, gallery wrap canvases, framed collages and many more modern photography products, as well as the option to purchase retouched digital files from your sessions.