Michelle had recently relocated to Atlanta, and was searching for the right photographer. When she found my website, she spent some time looking through it and picked up the phone to call the studio. Caroline, our studio manager, answered and spent time chatting with Michelle about the process and how it all works. Michelle was thrilled to hear that she could borrow from the studio wardrobe as it was one less thing for her to worry about. Caroline took care of scheduling her maternity session in the studio and also made an appointment for her to come into the studio for her maternity fitting the next week.
When Michelle walked in on the day of her fitting, I was glad to meet another tall person! I’m six feet, and the vast majority of my female clients are significantly shorter than me. Actually, the vast majority of people I encounter in life are! So it’s always fun to meet another tall person! :) We discussed Michelle’s style preferences and favorite colors (your least favorite is also good information to know!) and pulled a few of the pieces for her to try on. After trying on several, she narrowed it down to two gorgeous gowns - both split front. All of our split front gowns can also be worn closed if baring your belly isn’t your thing. I had fun chatting with her during our time together. Maternity fittings serve a dual purpose - they’re for pulling together your look, but they’re also for getting to know one another! I’ve found that clients come in for their session much more relaxed and ready to go when they’ve spent time with me first. When we have out of state clients who are unable to come in a week or two beforehand, we simply schedule the fitting to take place right before the session. This enables us to spend some time getting to know each other before I start photographing you.
On the day of her session, Michelle arrived at the studio and I had her dresses prepped and ready to go! She looked absolutely gorgeous, and was excited to get started. She warned me that she wasn’t quite sure of what to do, and I reassured her that she didn’t need to know. I guide my clients through the entire experience from start to finish. Maternity sessions are what I photograph the most of in my studio, so at this point, I think it’s safe to claim expert status. ;) From leg to hand positioning, to gentle adjustments of your head angle, I’ve got you covered! I’ll also be on the lookout for a bra peeking out, fix stray hairs, and make sure you look your absolute best. Your job is simply to relax and have fun!
Enjoy a few of my favorite portraits from Michell’s maternity session! I can’t wait to see her again in the future!
If you're expecting a baby or already a parent and looking for a newborn, maternity, or family photographer, I would love to work with you to create images that you will love for a lifetime. Watch this video to hear about my philosophy and see how I work in the studio so you can determine if I'm the right fit for you. I can't wait to meet you!
Lily Sophia Photography specializes in newborn, baby, maternity, and family photography in Atlanta, Georgia and surrounding areas.