Atlanta Maternity Photography | Roxanne & Zach, a field session

I first met Roxanne this past summer in mid-August when she scheduled a complimentary consultation for The Birth Session. Many of my clients schedule their sessions with me months in advance, and I love advance planners! I cannot guarantee my availability if clients wait until the last minute, and it's always so disappointing when I have to turn a client away because I don't have the room. 

After our initial meeting, Roxanne chose to book The Birth Session and a maternity session in the field. We scheduled her maternity session for February, and she came into the studio a couple of weeks beforehand with her mother to choose a dress from the studio wardrobe. We also discussed what her husband should wear, and I enjoyed getting to know her lovely mama during their visit.

Roxanne and Zach had gotten married in Boston in the month of March, and had outdoor wedding photos taken so they weren't at all fazed by the idea of an outdoor winter session in Georgia. Many clients are worried about what winter images will look like, and I always assure them that they're beautiful and are not at all drab or dreary. The weather the day of Roxanne and Zach's maternity session was a bit chilly, but not bitterly cold, and the sunset was absolutely gorgeous in the field. 


If you're pregnant and looking for a photographer for your maternity and/or newborn sessions, I would love to work with you! We will create images that you will love for a lifetime and pass down to your children.  Want to learn about my philosophy and how I work? View this short 1.5 minute film which sums it all up.  Want to stop by the next studio open house? Sign up here.  Ready to reserve your session? Contact me to begin planning! 

Lily Sophia Photography specializes in newborn, baby, maternity, and birth photography in Atlanta, Georgia and surrounding areas.

Atlanta Maternity Photographer | Manasa and Shiva

Manasa contacted me in November to reserve her maternity session in the field for mid February. We met on a chilly and windy day at the field, and they were both total troupers! I work very quickly and shoot with two camera bodies with my two preferred lenses rather than switching lenses constantly to be efficient for my clients. Nobody wants to stand out in the cold or heat any longer than necessary. My sessions do not incorporate cheesy poses or props because I want you to look natural and have fun together! I'll give my clients some guided direction if they're a little nervous, but in only takes a few minutes before we're all laughing and having a good time. Being photographed should be an experience that you enjoy, not a painful or awkward one! My entire client experience is designed around this philosophy. I love hearing my clients say, "That was so much fun!" after the session is over, and that's exactly what I strive for. 

We took a couple of quick breaks for Manasa to warm up a little bit, and had a lot of fun. Here are some of my very favorite images from their session! 


I'd love to work with you to create beautiful images of your pregnancy to have forever. My spring and early summer are almost full, so please reserve early in order to secure our time together. Maternity sessions are best scheduled between 30-34 weeks. Contact me today, and let's start planning your session. I can't wait to meet you! 

Lily Sophia Photography specializes in newborn, baby, maternity, and birth photography in Atlanta, Georgia and surrounding areas.

Atlanta Maternity Photographer | Evening Light

I love when expectant mamas contact me to photograph them at what I consider to be one of the heights of beauty in their lives. So much planning goes into all of my sessions because the resulting final images are dependent on the details. The most important details affecting your session are the time of day at which I shoot, and your wardrobe selection.

I only shoot sunset sessions. It's not always the most convenient time for everyone, but it guarantees the most beautiful light. It's also known as the "golden hour", and I won't shoot at any other time. Why? Because I cannot give clients the sun soaked gorgeous images that I'm known for as my signature style at any other time of day.


Wardrobe is also such an important detail of every session! I walk my clients through every step of the selection process. The choice of colors, the way the pieces fit and drape, and the fabric are all taken into consideration. 75% of clients (like this mama) choose to borrow from my studio wardrobe which fits a wide variety of sizes and body types. If it wouldn't look absolutely stunning during a shoot, it's not in my wardrobe. Other clients prefer to purchase something of their very own to keep, and I love helping them select and pull together pieces. We live in such a high tech world that online shopping via mobile and texting links for feedback is a snap. I'm also available to meet at a few local stores in the area for clients booking a full session. My styling services are complimentary to booked clients and part of the Lily Sophia Photography client experience! I want you to LOVE your images, and I want them to be timeless so that when you look at them decades from now you aren't laughing and shaking your head at the outfit you thought was a good idea at the time. 

Summer is almost full for maternity sessions, so contact me today to begin planning yours to ensure your spot! You can view lots of images from maternity sessions by clicking here. To see what it's like to work with me, watch this short 1.5 minute film. I can't wait to work with you! 

Lily Sophia Photography specializes in newborn, baby, maternity, and birth photography in Atlanta, Georgia and surrounding areas.

Atlanta Maternity Photographer | Olive

I was so excited to photograph Olive's maternity session in my natural light studio here in Atlanta. Olive had planned her wardrobe far in advance and had a clear vision for her session, which was very much in line with what I love to shoot. Olive brought her own split front maternity gown, and chose to wear a white chemise from my studio wardrobe for the in studio portion.

We then took her session outdoors to a quiet little spot that I knew would be the perfect location and backdrop for the stunning maternity gown she had chosen, and her husband joined in for some photos as well. It was in the 40's and windy, but Olive was a trouper and I worked as quickly as I could with some breaks in between for her to warm back up in a coat. 


While shooting the session was wonderful, it was even more amazing to reveal the gallery a couple of weeks later to Olive and her mother. Seeing the beaming smiles and hearing the gasps as they saw her maternity pictures for the first time was a lot of fun. Lily Sophia Photography is a full service boutique studio, and providing the full client experience is so important to me. I can't wait to see Olive again when she brings her baby to the studio next month!

If you'd like to book a maternity session, contact me today! I have limited openings this winter, and my warm and cozy studio space is the perfect place to escape the frigid outdoor temperatures we're experiencing this winter. If you're brave and willing to face the cold, I have some perfect locations that are gorgeous in the winter.  

Lily Sophia Photography specializes in newborn, baby, maternity, and birth photography in Atlanta, Georgia and surrounding areas.


Atlanta Maternity Photographer | Studio Wardobe

When you're a client of Lily Sophia Photography, you have access to my studio wardrobe for expecting and new mothers. It's one less thing to worry about! There are many gorgeous pieces in neutral tones with feminine details ranging from size XS to XL. I have carefully chosen each piece for the studio wardrobe.  Every piece photographs like a dream, and will always be beautiful and timeless - even when your children's children see them.

All of my maternity and newborn/baby sessions include an optional complimentary pre planning session, and clients have the option to come to the studio to browse through the wardrobe to try things on and see if they fall in love with anything. The wardrobe is available for both in studio and outdoor sessions. Contact me to plan your maternity or newborn session today!


Lily Sophia Photography specializes in newborn, baby, maternity, and birth photography in Atlanta, Georgia and surrounding areas.

Atlanta Maternity Photographer | From 3 to 4

This sweet family is welcoming a new baby at the beginning of 2015 and wanted to capture both their pregnancy and family for their photos! They're waiting to find out if they're having a son or daughter, and I can't wait to find out when the baby arrives. Erica and I planned their shoot a few months prior, and she chose to use a dress from my studio wardrobe available to my clients. We spent an evening in 37 degree weather to capture their family and Erica's pregnancy. I just love their little family, and can't wait to share more from their session.


Lily Sophia Photography specializes in newborn, baby, maternity, and birth photography in Atlanta, Georgia and surrounding areas.

Atlanta Maternity Photographer | Sydney & Brock

Sometimes I just love a great black and white edit. It's so timeless, and conveys emotion so well. Sydney and Brock were so fun to work with, and their love for each other was a beautiful thing to witness. We met in the Candler Park area for their maternity session, and wrapped up in less than an hour. Here are a few of my favorites from their maternity session. I can't wait to meet their baby boy when he arrives! 


Lily Sophia Photography specializes in newborn, baby, maternity, and birth photography in Atlanta, Georgia and surrounding areas.