How to Prepare for a Maternity photography session | What to Expect

How to Prepare for a Maternity photography session | What to Expect

Preparation 

Getting ready tips 

(These tips are all just tips and recommendations, you have the final say on anything in this guide.) 

  • For clothing, neutral colors look really beautiful and don't compete with the background or other colors in the frame. Patterns/prints could work if paired and coordinated with solid colors. For example, if one person is wearing a pattern/print have the other where solid colors. 
  • Logos or branding of any sort could be distracting in photos, it would be recommended to not wear clothes with logos or branding.
  • Coordinating outfits with your partner really helps bring the photos together. Remember, the colors that you choose to wear are going to be the colors present in your photos. 
  • If you plan to display prints in your home, try to consider your home decor when planning outfits or opt for neutrals like grey, shades of beige, cream, taupe, nude, tan with perhaps just a pop or color, or accent color. 
  • Black for a maternity shoot is not recommended as black is slimming so it could be difficult to see depth in a flat image while in forward facing poses.
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$100 print package discontinued.

A small change will be taking place here at Laura ann photography. As of December 1st, 2016 our current $100.00 starter package will be discontinued and replaced with an all-digital package. With the current package, you are receiving watermarked, web-sized JPEG image files, which are only printable up to 5x7. along with the websized JPEG image files you receive a print package. The new package released on December 1st will offer full resolution images for you to print off on your own through a third-party printing service.  

Thanks pixels.com for the image.

Thanks pixels.com for the image.

You will continue to receive 2 final JPEG images along with a 10+ image gallery, the only change with the JPEG files will be the resolution which will give you the ability to print photos on your own.  Once the change is in effect you will be offered the full resolution files without the accompanied print package. The second and third package will continue to offer prints as well as the ability to print on your own.

We will continue to offer prints here at Laura ann photography because it's a way we can be sure you are able to display a high-quality photo print in your home for years to come, so this will not be changing for other packages as of now. 

If you have booked a session already or if you have a session booked for after December 1st and were looking forward to the $100 print package you will not be affected by the change.

If you were hoping to order the $100 package, book before December 1st before this change becomes is in effect. If you have any questions or concerns please contact me via the Laura ann photography contact form

-Kathleen 

Photography Editing

Photography Editing

How It's Made | Photography Edition

I often get questions on what I mean when I say "post-production", editing, or retouching. I often end up feeling as though the person i'm speaking to is imagining me sitting down, using an online editing app like Instagram, applying filters, wondering how that can take more than an hour.  

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