Your investment consists of two elements: the Photo Session and Product Order.
Photo Sessions start at $400 and include your in-person dress fitting and planning appointment, wardrobe, accessories, and your photographer and assistants' time. Saturday sessions are an additional $100, and location/sibling/family fees apply.
Product Order: All products such as albums, custom framing and digital files are purchased separately from the Photo Session.
There is a $1,000 purchase minimum per photo session.
"I love this company. Erika and her team are extremely professional and fun to work with. The whole process of taking our maternity pictures was perfect from beginning to end! I really appreciate the personal attention while preparing for our maternity shoot." - Stacey S.
MATERNITY & NEWBORN SESSIONS
As a premiere maternity and newborn photography studio with over a decade of experience photographing thousands of babies, rest assured that your precious bundle is in the best of hands. We know the importance of preserving your family's most precious moments, and our team will document your baby and belly in a creative and unique way. We are proud to provide an unforgettable experience and create stunning portraits that celebrate you and the beautiful life you created.
Please give us a call at 310-391-4500 to have your due date confirmed on our calendar and to pick a date for your maternity session. The best time for your maternity session is when you are 30-34 weeks pregnant. Newborn sessions take place between 5-10 days after birth to ensure those sleepy, snuggled-up poses. We typically book up months in advance for due date reservations since we only accept three due dates per week; however, we do often have last-minute availability. To confirm your sessions, we require a non-refundable 50% deposit of your session fee. Once the baby is born we will pick a date for the newborn session.
Your maternity and newborn sessions are custom tailored to you and your baby, and we will meet before your session at our studio to discuss style, colors, props and wardrobe. We specialize in creating custom sets that reflect your nursery colors, hobbies, career or any unique ideas you may have. We love to do a dress fitting for your maternity wardrobe before your session.
WARDROBE & PROPS
All of the outfits and accessories for your newborn are also included with your sessions. Most of the hand knit soft props and wraps are made of 100% natural organic yarn. Everything is washed after each session with detergents that are free of harsh chemicals. We have a selection of maternity gowns, fabric wraps and tops and skirts for your maternity outfits as well.
YOUR MATERNITY SESSION
For your maternity portraits, you decide if you would like your pictures to be of you in studio or at one of our preferred locations. We strongly recommend that you have your hair and makeup professionally done. A great company that our clients like to use is GlamSquad.
THE NEWBORN SESSION
All of our newborn sessions take place at our beautiful state-of-the-art Culver City studio. The day of your photo session there will be one to two assistants helping your photographer to ensure your baby's safety as well as a relaxed experience for you. You are right next to us during the session and we encourage your input and feedback throughout the three hour session. There is a comfortable Client Lounge for you to relax, change, feed baby and enjoy complementary snacks and beverages in during your time at our studio. There is also a TV with Netflix in the Client Lounge to entertain older children (and dads!)
DISPLAYING YOUR ART
Approximately two weeks after your photo session you will return to our studio for your ninety minute ordering appointment. As a full service studio, we offer a variety of heirloom albums, custom framing, boutique birth announcements and a variety of grandparent gifts. We have a full time re-toucher on staff, and natural-looking re-touching is included with everything that you purchase.
There is a session fee plus a $1,000 minimum purchase with each of our sessions; therefore there is a $1,000 minimum purchase for your maternity session and a $1,000 purchase for your newborn session. The session fee is for the time of your photographer, the assistants, props, wardrobe, editing and the custom design time that goes into your session. There are no digital files or other products included with the session fee. At your ordering appointment you will decide which of our Collections or Digital options you would like to purchase.