“How strange to dream of you, even when I'm wide awake.”
Pregnancy is such a beautiful and joyous journey full of love and nesting, anticipation and excitement. What better way to capture the perfection of your growing belly than with a bump session. The best time to capture this incredible milestone is around 32 to 35 weeks gestation. (Could be sooner depending on how mom is carrying.) A bump session will last up to 1 hour.
Your session will have a relaxed and natural feel, which will allow you to just enjoy our time together and be yourselves. This should not be a stressful experience in any way. My goal is to capture you as you really are, being yourselves, laughing and enjoying each other.
- Let's go have some fun!
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What should I wear?
Comfortable is key... If you feel uncomfortable in your outfit choice that will be reflected in your photos. I suggest wearing something tight but not too tight, with some give or stretch. Wear something that makes you feel beautiful and most importantly shows off your "bump." Long dresses with cotton or stretch type fabrics are always a great choice. Solid prints are always classic. If you feel a little more brave opt for a pattern. Make sure to wear comfortable shoes or flip flops. If you would like to wear heels of any kind during your session I would suggest bringing them in a separate bag so that you can change into them on location. Accessories can add a great pop of color to a neutral or solid color scheme. A belt around your belly to emphasize your bump, a great pair of earrings, or even a crown of flowers on top of your head can add a soft, feminine touch. Remember that you and your beautiful belly will be the focus of this session.
For Dad-to-be/siblings- Coordinate your wardrobe instead of matching. Select complimentary colors or neutrals for a classic look or try cool or warm tones in varying shades. I would avoid clothes with pictures on them or anything neon or really bright as they can distract from the face and cause reflections.
What happens after my session?
Your collection will be beautifully and professionally edited and ready for your viewing within 2-3 weeks. You will receive and email from me with an invitation to view your photos in an online gallery. If you choose the Essentials Collection you will have 1 week to look over your images and select your favorites. Once you have chosen your favorites I will send your gallery back to you with a pin # to download them. If you choose the Indulgence Collection, you will also receive an email invite to view your gallery however, yours will come with the pin# to download.
Can I share my ideas with you?
I am very open to your ideas and would love to implement all or most of them into your session. Please feel free to share any ideas that you have. If you have a Pinterest board feel free to share that as well. Please contact me with any questions or concerns.You can message me on my Facebook page Jill Skoglund Photography, my Instagram at jill_skoglund_photography or you can
email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
What should I bring?
It's a great idea to bring a small bag to hold phones, keys, wallets, sunglasses and anything else that you might normally keep in your pockets. We don't want them showing up in your photos.
Do you have location suggestions?
I do have a small list of locations for you to choose from or I am willing to look into any location that you are interested in so long as it's public and photographs can be taken there.