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Maternity Sessions

 
 
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You’re Beautiful Mama!

Thinking about booking a maternity session?

 
 

To some, the idea of maternity images is as exciting as the idea of having a baby itself as you are captivated by the glow and radiance that pregnancy has bestowed upon you.

From capturing mommy's glow to tiny toes, our bump to baby service lets you remember your whole journey into motherhood.

You feel like the day that your baby will arrive can’t get here soon enough and then, before you know it, your pregnancy experience is over. How will you remember all of the miraculous little details of your pregnancy? This is such a special time in your life and I am thrilled to capture it for you.

Following your portrait session is your reveal. This is when you come back to my studio and you’ll get to see all your beautiful portraits printed, up on the wall, and decide what you want to purchase. What you buy is entirely up to you. My job is simply to take the most beautiful portraits you’ve ever seen of yourself that you have a hard time deciding!

 
 

Frequently Asked Questions 

What should I wear?

I have a few maternity gowns in stock that I offer my clients. Some people may prefer different colors or styles than what I have to offer so if you have any questions let me know. We can usually fit two gowns in an hour long session. If you do not see yourself in a gown you are always welcome to wear something casual for your session.

Who is included in your maternity session?

Family is important! Your significant other and any children can certainly be included! By Including your significant other and children you will receive a good variety of images to choose from.

When should the session take place?

Ideally, the best time to schedule the photoshoot is during your 3rd trimester, when you bump is showing significantly. We definitely want to do the photo shoot before you're so far long that you're swollen or walking has become uncomfortable. If you are pregnant with multiples, you should schedule your session earlier.

When do I see my photos?

After the photo shoot, I will be in touch to schedule your viewing and ordering session. I will provide a customized slideshow and samples of the beautiful products I offer. This ordering session will be the time for you to pick out your favorites and order your prints and digitals.


Newborn Sessions

 
 
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Precious Baby!

Thinking of having a photographer capture your newborn?

 
 

We are thrilled to welcome your expanding family to ours! We are honored to be documenting your little one’s very first portraits; these are the images that will be treasured for years to come and will beautifully chronicle your family’s history.

Those first few weeks of your baby’s life go by in a blur.

You’ll never have those beloved moments again, yet in the years to come it will be those very moments that you will try to relive. The way they look so small in your arms or curl up perfectly in your neck, their tiny little toes, and the gentle way that they breathe. Newborn portraits are a perfect way to capture all of the details of this special time and cherish them for years to come. It is an honor and a joy to meet so many families and I look forward to working with yours in the future. 

Following your portrait session is your reveal. This is when you come back to my studio and you get to see all your beautiful portraits printed, up on the wall, and decide what you want to buy. What you buy is entirely up to you. My job is simply to take the most beautiful portraits you have ever seen of yourself that you want to buy them all!

 
 
As a first-time mom to a 9-day old baby, I had many concerns about safety and cleanliness. Anika’s studio was extremely warm (perfect temperature for baby) and clean and was fully equipped with all the props needed for a beautiful shoot. She even had burp cloths and swaddles on hand. Anika was a complete professional, handling the baby with care while choosing the best poses and outfits to fit her. I will treasure these photos forever and cannot wait for my daughter to be old enough to really appreciate them and even show them to her children one day. I would highly recommend Anika and A. Fatouros Photography.
— Donise Lyons

Frequently Asked Questions 

What is the ideal age for a newborn photo session?

The ideal age is between 0-10 days old, when babies are that tiny and they spend a lot of time sleeping and still curl up into very sweet poses similar to positions they were in when they were in the womb.

What if baby doesn’t arrive on their due date?

Mom or Dad must contact me when then the baby arrives. I hold the time before and after the due date so the parents are guaranteed space no matter when their babies arrives.

How long does a session take?

Newborn sessions can take anywhere from 1-4 hours. This may seem like a long time, but a lot of the time is spent feeding the baby and keeping the baby happy as possible.

What should the baby wear to their session?

Most newborn photography is done naked to capture the tininess. Please dress the baby is something easy to take on and off, preferably footy pajamas and NOT a onesie. If you would rather have your baby clothed in pictures, please dress them in something that fits them well. Big clothes do not photograph well on babies. I do provide props and other accessories for the session.

What you should have readily available during your session?

Some good things are pacifier, extra diapers, wipes, and burp cloths, blankets. Change of clothes for yourself if you want to be apart of the photos. If you have props you want to include in your session please show them to me via email ahead of time.

How to handle pee and poop during a session?

Expect it!

Special Notes for Newborn Sessions

  • Nursing moms should avoid spicy food 24 hours before session, to avoid upsetting their tummy.

  • Try keeping you baby awake 1-2 hours before the session.

  • Make sure your baby has a full belly before the session.

  • If baby is sick please reschedule your shoot!

Please go over this checklist prior to your shoot, any questions feel free to contact me.