How to prepare for your maternity session | Richmond Hill, GA

If you are pregnant and want to take maternity photos, this post is for you! Maternity Photography sessions in Savannah and surrounding areas are one of my favorite photography sessions to create in our Richmond Hill photography studio or surrounding areas.

I remember finding out I was pregnant. I took three pregnancy test with each child because I just couldn't believe the miracle. From the moment that little extra line appears on the test, your life begins to present it’s fair share of little surprises, right? 

Morning sickness or for some even 24-7 sickness in the first couple of weeks\ months, then come tiny flutters that make you forget all about the not-so-good mornings. Do you remember your first ultrasound appointment? The first time you heard that little heartbeat? It just keeps getting better. Your favorite jeans don't fit anymore. You run to the bathroom every other hour. In fact, you’d sleep if you didn’t have to take several trips to the potty every night. Your baby bounces around in your belly, and your dreams of holding your little bundle of joy become so vivid.

I can tell you that pregnancy was one of the most magical times of my life! You may not always feel beautiful, but you are!

I did not have maternity pictures taken because maternity photography was not a thing at the time (I am from Germany) I was pregnant with my children. Let’s make sure you remember this amazing time; your children will thank you for it!

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Here are some tips on how to prepare for your maternity session:

1. If you decide to wear your own outfit, instead of using the gowns from my studio wardrobe, make sure to know that tight pants and socks, leave dents on the skin. Stay form-fitting but comfy for your shoot.

2. Keep your nails natural. Nail-design changes just like clothing styles do.

3. Consider booking a hair & make-up artist for your session, even if you’re a super-natural style Mama. Treat yourself; you deserve it! Let a make-up artist bring out all of your natural beauty with photo-ready makeup and a perfect hairstyle for your shoot! Most of my customers go on a fancy lunch\dinner date with their husband after their session. Not only do they feel super pretty because of their hair and make-up but I make them feel like a supermodel as well :).

4. Tell me what you’re comfortable with. If you’re belly shy…say so! We have ways of making sure your belly looks stunning without showing any skin. If you don’t like your stretch marks, c-section scar, linea nigra (you know the dark line along the navel line?), or anything else, there are ways to remove them. They should not be the reason not to have fantastic belly pictures!

5. Do your research. PINTEREST is my best friend! Also look up my Instagram and point me in the right direction. Don’t be afraid to make suggestions. I am open to ideas; I like to get inspired, and I love to grow!

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I hope these tips help and get you even more excited about your sessions!! I sure am!

Thinking ahead of time could save you some headache and money! We offer a wide range of services to our new mamas! Don’t forget to schedule your newborn photography session, Fresh48, milestone and\ or cake smash sessions. I offer specialty sessions from time to time. Please sign up for my newsletter, and you will always be up to date with my offers. I know you’re going to love your experience of being pampered and beautified in my studio and I just can’t wait to create art for you to cherish a lifetime.

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I could go on and on. I loved having all of these sweet babies this year and hope for many more next year. Thank you so much fro trusting me to handle and photograph your newborn baby in Richmond Hill, GA. Newborn sessions are very limited due to the fact that they are very time consuming. Book your session for 2018 early to make sure you will reserve your spot on my calendar.

Andrea Krey is a photographer in the Savannah, GA area and specializes in maternity photography, newborn photography, baby photography and motherhood photography. Newborn Photography is done in her private newborn studio in Richmond Hill, GA and all other sessions can be taken in surrounding areas. Andrea Krey serves Richmond Hill, Savannah and Tybee, just to mention a few areas.  Andrea is known for her natural and organic newborn, baby, maternity and motherhood photography. She has a very natural style that fits today’s modern family. Her sessions concentrate on natural interactions and love.

Maternity Photography at Tybee Beach, GA and also serving Hilton Head, SC

I’m still on a high from photographing this beautiful mom, who’s 8-months pregnant with her little one and looking straight up gorgeous! We headed over to Tubee Island South Beach near Savannah, where we were able to utilize a gorgeous backdrop for these crazy pretty maternity pictures. Needless to say, from the location to the clothing to the light and beyond, every element came together to make for some incredibly beautiful images. 

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And now look at this:

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I am so excited to sit down with my customers and get their images OFF the computer and INTO Real Life! Whether you'd like a hand-crafted album, gallery wall, a stunning canvas, or an assortment of prints around your home, I'll be there by your side to help you choose the products that will tell your family's story.

Here are some more beauties from this breathtaking session:

Before her session, I  was feeling pretty excited about our shoot together, because Christine is not only super beautiful, but she is also my daughter's old Kindergarten teacher. Phewww, but how we rocked this session together :). 

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I am all about those flowy dresses – aren’t you? FLAW-LESS! You made my job easy, Christine, and it was an absolute pleasure to hang out with you and photograph you during this sweet time of your life!

Andrea Krey is a photographer in the Savannah, GA area and specializes in maternity photography, newborn photography, baby photography and motherhood photography. Newborn Photography is done in her private newborn studio in Richmond Hill, GA and all other sessions can be taken in surrounding areas. Andrea Krey serves Richmond Hill, Savannah and Tybee, just to mention a few areas.  Andrea is known for her natural and organic newborn, baby, maternity and motherhood photography. She has a very natural style that fits today’s modern family. Her sessions concentrate on natural interactions and love.

Maternity Session | Tybee Island Beach

We were finally able to take these maternity pictures in Tybee. Davonna's husband won this maternity photo session at the Winn Army Hospital Baby Expo 2016 for his wife. They had just found out that they were having a baby. She came to my studio and picked the most beautiful dresses from the studio wardrobe for her upcoming maternity photography Tybee Island. Aren't they too cute?

Andrea Krey is a photographer in the Savannah, GA area and specializes in maternity photography, newborn photography, baby photography and motherhood photography. Newborn Photography is done in her private newborn studio in Richmond Hill, GA and all other sessions can be taken in surrounding areas. Andrea Krey serves Richmond Hill, Savannah and Tybee, just to mention a few areas.  Andrea is known for her natural and organic newborn, baby, maternity and motherhood photography. She has a very natural style that fits today’s modern family. Her sessions concentrate on natural interactions and love.

Maternity photography | Tybee Island Savannah GA

Dear Andrea,

I love thinking back to our Tybee maternity photography session. It was a fairly cold and muggy day in November. You were so excited to visit for your Tybee beach babymoon. We started out to take some pictures at the Tybee Island Inn. You spent your honeymoon at this hotel already so the area was pretty familiar to you. I remember you showing me this giant tree.  After a while, we went over to the beach. You were not too sure about it because of the weather. 

I remember you showing me this giant tree.

 After a while, we went over to the beach. You were not too sure about it because of the weather. I am so glad we did, though. You were freezing cold but you rocked the beach maternity session like no other.

Your husband came in pretty handy as well throwing the beautiful maternity gown you brought along and to make the birds in the background move. I had such a blast. Thank you for choosing me for this Tybee beach Beach maternity photography session! I feel so humbled!

Love,

~Andrea

Andrea Krey is a Savannah Newborn Photographer and specializes in Savannah Maternity PhotographyNewborn PhotographySavannah Baby Photography and Savannah Motherhood PhotographyRichmond Hill Newborn photographyis done is done in her Richmond Hill Newborn Photography Studio and all other sessions can be taken in surrounding areas. Andrea Krey serves Richmond Hill, Savannah and Tybee Island, just to mention a few areas.  

Andrea is known for her natural and organic newborn, baby, maternity and motherhood photography. She has a very natural style that fits today’s modern family. Her sessions concentrate on natural interactions and love.

Beautiful Mom-to-be | Maternity Photography Tybee Island, GA

Look at this beautiful momma. She had her very own vision with the blue dress and I loved everything about it. The weather was supposed to be bad on our session day. We ended up meeting early and took these beautiful images in full sunlight. The weather was not that bad after all. I usually schedule my maternity session either really early in the morning, right when the sun comes up or an hour before the sun goes down. All that light in these images was just perfect.

Andrea Krey is a Savannah Newborn Photographer and specializes in Savannah Maternity PhotographyNewborn PhotographySavannah Baby Photography and Savannah Motherhood PhotographyRichmond Hill Newborn photography is done is done in her Richmond Hill Newborn Photography Studio and all other sessions can be taken in surrounding areas. Andrea Krey serves Richmond Hill, Savannah and Tybee Island, just to mention a few areas.  

Andrea is known for her natural and organic newborn, baby, maternity and motherhood photography. She has a very natural style that fits today’s modern family. Her sessions concentrate on natural interactions and love.

Family Photography | Richmond Hill, GA

Getting kids to cooperate during a photo session.

Kids are so unpredictable. Parents are supposed to be the ones “in control”. But it feels like such an illusion at times. Sometimes they just do whatever they want to, especially when they feel, how stressed we are. After seeing lots of families and seeing how they deal with the stress with a camera that is aimed at them just magnifies everything. Here are some things parents can do, to help everyone to walk away smiling.

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Do not bribe them. Especially during the session you should not bribe them with any kind of foods or drinks. Some parents bribe them with ice cream after the session, a lot of times they just whine about it.

Distractions work wonders. I am a big fan of capturing connections between family members. Think about a favourite game to play, dads can throw them up in the air, moms are always great for cuddles. Siblings can tell silly secrets all they want. I want to see your raw emotions and we will play some question-answer games if non of your games work.

Don't say cheese. Kids get really squinty eyes and scrunched faces when they say cheese. Let the photographer just simply get their attention and snap away. Children are naturally pretty happy and it often comes out in their eyes, and not necessarily their smiles.

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Favourite toys or a blanket. These are great but they have to be something you don’t mind being in the pictures. Bring it along, it’s part of who they are at this stage in their life. Some kids are really good about “hiding” their treasure once it’s time to snap the picture. Kids like to find sticks, rocks, or pick flowers. It only adds to the story.

Take breaks. Let kids be kids and let them do kid things. You don't want them to mess up their outfits but you also don't want to end the session early because you have bored and crazy kids. You get a much more natural and candid look from children when they do their most favourite thing: Playing! A lot of my sessions especially at the beach end up in the water and those are the best pictures!

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Just ask. Sometimes simply asking a kid to do something, they will gladly do it. I sometimes ask kids to kiss their parents or siblings and they are more than willing to comply. They love, we all love hugs and kisses.

Keep them happy. Forced smiles are never fun and you don't want to put up pictures on your walls with them either. If something is not working, pick them up, comfort them and we will move on to something else. Going with the flow is part of my style. I know things don't always go as planned. Be resilient. Be flexible. Be forgiving. Your session will happen with smiles when everyone comes with the mindset ready for family play time.

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