Maternity Prep Guide

Edinburgh Family & Newborn Photographer


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So you booked your session. Now what?

Via e-mail we will discuss time and location. I will answer any questions you have. I will also email you on Monday before your session with a remainder.

Pregnancy is a special time of your life and for many women, (although you may not feel like it) you are at your most natural, feminine and beautiful self. During your pregnancy, your hair is rich and thicker, your breasts are fuller, your skin is glowing and your body has more curves. For many expecting mothers, there’s no better way to remember their pregnancy and chronicle their journey to motherhood than a professional maternity photo shoot. Here are a few tips to help you look and feel your best in your maternity photo shoot.

Location: Together, we will decide on the best time and location. It can be outdoor photo shoot or if you prefer indoor we can use your home as a background.

Length Of Session: ​My sessions usually last about an hour. Do not worry we are not going to rush anything. I want you to have fun. I will make sure you relaxed and happy with me capturing your memories.

What To Wear:​ Dress to suit the weather. Wardrobe should be comfortable and reflect who you are. I do not recommend matching but rather coordinating.

Wear whatever you feel comfortable and pretty in.

  • Tube top or belly band
  • Regular jeans (not maternity ones) and camisole top
  • Buttoned shirt or blouse
  • Long, flowy or form-fitting dress (e.g. tube dress or a summer maxi dress)
  • Button ups sweater or cardigans
  • Any favourite scarves, accessories, jewelries, etc.
  • Any sentimental items (e.g. baby ultrasound image, baby shoes)

I have some maternity outfits so please let me know is you like to see them.

Where to take maternity photos?


  • At-home maternity sessions

At-home maternity sessions are cozy, intimate and captures the essence of your personality, style and relationship. When you are in your home environment, you are your most relaxed and true self, and that comes across through the camera lenses.

Your choice of clothing can also be quite relaxed and comfortable, opt for soft coloured casual wear, or sexy lingerie (if you prefer a more intimate boudoir shoot), and make sure that complements your partner or other children's style as well.


  • Outdoor maternity shoot

If you are more inclined towards outdoor photo shoot where the natural light takes charge of creating that soft, glowing effect on your face and body, then your choice is boundless. You can go more revealing with your bump exposed in a split front dress, or you can choose to conceal the bump with a flowy, beautiful maxi dress that still accentuates your belly and curves.


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Posing : Trust me to direct you in posing so you can look your best. What makes maternity photos different from other portraits is that the images focus on you, your personality, feelings and the bond you have with your much-awaited baby. Many maternity poses such as hands on the belly and eyes looking down express emotions and connection to your belly. Other maternity poses empathise the beautiful curves of your body.

Please arrive on time or be ready to start on time Remember, your session is scheduled according to light. It is important that we start on time. Please plan for traffic or parking constraints. It's best to arrive early.

AFTER THE SESSION

Your online gallery is ready!

I aim to deliver your online gallery within 2 weeks after the photoshoot. You’ll receive a link to a beautiful online gallery where you can view and download your photos.

Your gallery will be available for viewing and ordering for 2 weeks. You may share your gallery link with family and friends. Please be prepared to back up your files. Your images can take up to 4 GB of space on your computer.

If you do not have enough space on your device you can buy an USB with your images for additional £50.

No RAW files available for sale.


Your photo shoot is just the start, next you get to choose how you want to share and enjoy your beautiful pictures.

Photos that languish on a hard drive break my heart – I love to see how you can use the images we create together to really make your house a home. 

Depending on your location, you’ll also be able to order high quality prints and photo album directly through your online gallery .

Products which you can order after receiving you gallery

Prints


Bring your photos to life on the finest-quality paper designed to be enjoyed for a lifetime. Printed on professional-grade archival paper for increased colour gamut, excellent skin tones, sharpness and brilliant image quality.

Prices examples:

  • 7x5" - £6.50
  • 10x8 - £12.00
  • 12x8" - £13.50
  • 18x12" - £24

Postage fee might apply .

Photo Book


A book that tells about the most important moments of your family. This premium quality Photo Book, designed exclusively for professional photographers, is far-and-away above what is commonly associated with photo books. 

 

Photo Book Pro 30x20cm| 11.81x7.87" 

Arctic Matte 170 gLiquid Electrophotography (LEP) Technology, HP Indigo 12000


If you would like to create this beautiful keepsake simply let me know and I would be honoured to create this amazing memory book from your session.


Price : £250

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Photo TRIPLEX


A tri-fold centrepiece with the look, feel, and quality of our Photo Albums.


The perfect compliment to any home. Perched upon a bookshelf, fireplace mantel, dresser, or desk the Triplex makes the ideal add-on to an album or other large print product purchase as gift for a friend or relative.

It also makes for the best photography display for wedding, newborn, and pet photography.


Price: £80

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Galleries

I CANNOT WAIT TO MEET YOU AND YOUR FAMILY !

Feel free to email dorota@markowskaphoto.com with any questions you might have.

Thank you, and I look forward to capturing you and family!

Dorota xxx