Maternity Session information –
Dear soon-to-be-mother: You are a goddess! You are beautiful, you are powerful, and you are doing something
incredible. Nine months may seem like a long time to build a baby, but this is only a brief blip in your timeline, and you owe it to yourself to celebrate the beauty of your heart, soul, and body before your precious one enters the world.
Stella Ella Ola Photography maternity sessions are a great way to do just that. Whether you want to wear a long and flowing gossamer gown against a stunning outdoor backdrop, hop into a dreamy milk bath, or slip into lingerie in the sanctuary of a gorgeous bedroom, we’re ready to guide you and ensure you feel and look nothing less than the beautiful, powerful woman you are!
When is a good time to do a Maternity session?
I have found that a good time to schedule your maternity session for is
between 31-35 weeks. That means its important to book early in your second trimester. Booking in on the earlier side rather than the later (35 weeks) helps create less stress incase we have to reschedule due to weather or sickness. More importantly 31-35 weeks tends to be a sweet spot in your pregnancy where you feel great. From one mom to another waiting until close to your due date you are tired and it hurts to move haha plus waiting you run the risk of going into labour early a not being able to get in your session .
What do I wear?
When I first started my business 8 years ago Maternity and Newborn sessions were such a huge passion for me. The number one thing I hear from my clients is how amazing it is to just show up and I have everything they need. They only thing I tell my clients is that I suggest you wear a nude bra and underwear ( style is up to up) and bring a black and white set as a back up if you have it . Shoes are usually covered by the dress so wear what fits or none at all lol
I started to design and make all my maternity gowns 3 months after I opened my business. Now we have over over 100 to choose from. Depending on your session type you can choose to pick 1-3 of these by clicking this link. Maternity Minis come with 1 dress rental free, Maternity collection 2 is two dress rentals for free and maternity collection 3 comes with 3 dress rentals for free. Add the dresses you want for your session and click check out. When it asks for a payment click CASH PICKUP and it wont ask you to pay .
Or If you have your own clothes and dresses you want to wear no worries !! Just let me know and send me some pictures so I can plan out our session before hand. Not using dresses from our client closet does not impact the price of your session. Its a personal preference some women have and I’m all for options and flexibility.
Lets Chat about the different Maternity Session TYPES we offer!! Click here to book
– In-studio Maternity Sessions currently done on a seamless back ground in either white or grey. These are great for mom only . We now have a large natural light studio with a large variety of different backdrops on walls to create and intimate maternity session in studio . Portraits in studio
Studio Maternity sessions take place MONDAY – FRIDAY between 1230 – 2pm or 5-7pm.
– These sessions take place in and around Brantford. These sessions are also done in the evening during golden hour which is about 1-2 hours before sunset. These Sessions take place Monday- Friday between the hours of 5-7pm depending on the time of the year. Outdoor Maternity “
What if I want to do our maternity session at a location like our cottage or farm ?” That is doable but we would need to have a conversation first to see if it was doable ..
Lets just pretend im a fly on the wall and document your pregnancy from your home or in our studio. I’ll set you up and prompt you to do things but these sessions are a-lot of fun and relaxed. Think about a cardigan a bra and sweats cuddled up with your hunny on the couch or maybe its you guys making dinner …. maybe you want to do a milk bath session in your soaker tub. Thee photos give a photojournalism vibe where we focus on your connection and feel all the emotion . Most are done in black and white but colour is also an option. Lifestyle Maternity –
Lets Chat about the different Maternity Digital Collection we offer!!
So I have created three different packages based on what my clients have opted for over the past 8 year .
I tell my clients to pick a package based on the amount of images they want as well as . who they want to have included in them
Maternity collection 1 A 20 min session with 1 free dress rental for your session should you need it and your choice of 5 images from our session . This package is great for those who might just want a few bump pictures of themself. This package is MOMMMA ONLY and does not include partner or children .
Maternity Collection 2 – This session is 30 mins and is great for mom only or add in your partner for some images alone and together. You will get to choose 2 free dress rentals for this package as well as your choice
Maternity Collection 3 – This session is usually around 45 mins long and can be great for momma alone if she wants a few different looks but is the perfect amount of images for a mom who wants to include her spouse (and or) kids. Usually I pick a location that we just need to walk a short distance to create different settings. You will also be able to choose 3 free dress rentals with this collection if you only want to choose 1-2 dresses thats fine dont feel obilgated to do 3 . This package is great
Do you provide Hair and Makeup in your packages?
I am all about options because we are all different beings. That being said No I do not provide hair and makeup in my packages because some women dont want it . Others just want makeup , others have their go to people who do theirs . I do however work closely with a few AMAZING hair and makeup artist that I will happily refer you to !
Just remember that you should schedual your hair and makeup as close to your session as hair usually falls out.
Makeup I recomend
Mood Beauty by Amber Baker on instagram
Kaileighgunnbeauty on instagram
Hair I recommend
fifth ave hair salon in Brantford – Sam, Shay and Brooke
Janvier Hair in Brantford – Amber , Charlotte and Kayte
Urban Vanity in Brantford
I do suggest making your maternity session day all about you and pamper the crap out of your self. Maybe that means getting a pedicure or your nails done , maybe that means getting a blow out and then off to get your makeup done. It really translates into your pictures . Once were done and you’re still all dolled up book a date night with your partner and hit the town for a really great dinner
Are you interested in booking BOTH a Maternity and Newborn session ?
We offer a combo packages when you book both sessions with us. You save some money as well you will get more digital images in your combo package then if you booked them on their own .
. Click here to view our combo packages and book online!
Lets embrace the beauty of pregnancy instead of all the negatives we tend to focus on. You do NOT want to document this extraordinary journey in your life with a cellphone selfie . Freeze time for a moment and lets capture memories to last a lifetime.
When you book a session with me you don’t need to worry about what to wear. We have a maternity closet full of over 45 different dresses for you to choose from! The majority of our dress closet are hand made and designed in house. They are meant to fit every single shape and size. We have many different styles to fit your needs!
Let me show you the beauty of pregnancy beyond the swelling, aches and pains. These images are pieces of art that you can showcase and pass along for years to come.
We offer a collection of maternity gowns for you to choose from and a variety of unique locations to suit your style. Should you want both a Maternity & a Newborn package we offer a bundle discount. Payment plans are available as well as Baby Shower Registration.
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