Are you ready for some gorgeousness? This session took place at my sweet newborn photography studio in Richmond Hill, GA. The bathtub in these images is my very own. I should use it a lot more often myself, it is lovely. Please read yourself what beautiful Antoinette has to say about the photography experience with me.
How has your experience been with Andrea Krey Photography?
I've had a fantastic experience with my maternity session and newborn session. Both days were not just days I was going to have my picture taken or my family was just going to have their picture taken. It was a special experience for all of us and created some fun and beautiful memories that Andrea was able to capture. I felt like a million bucks during my maternity session and walked away with beautiful portraits.
Why would you recommend Andrea Krey Photography to your friends?
I would recommend Andrea Krey Photography to my friends for so many reasons. My favorite things about her business that I like to tell them about is how professional she is. She really takes the time to make sure her clients are taken care of and is very genuine. She works with you to bring what you had in your head as ideas to life for the day of the session. If you are unsure about something she will give you her professional guidance which leads to beautiful images. I fully trust her because of how beautiful her work is. I also like to point out to my friends that her products for beautiful images she captures from the sessions really bring more beauty into them. She mentioned to me that I really needed to see them in person and she is right. The textures and quality of her products is unlike anything I've ever seen offered by other photographers. Her studio is gorgeous and dreamy and she offers so many things for her clients. I didn't have to bring anything for my maternity shoot as she has so many beautiful options in her studio to try on beforehand. It takes the stress away from having to go find something while pregnant to wear which we all know can be difficult and frustrating. I wanted a milk bath session and was prepared to buy flowers for it. After speaking to Andrea to plan the session she mentioned she provided the flowers and just asked what colors I wanted and guided me on what I had in mind. That took the stress out of trying to find a place to order from. She literally has everything you need. My main recommendation about Andrea Krey Photography is that she makes you feel confident and beautiful and that really flows over into the images she captures. I think it's so important when looking for a photographer to be able to connect with them and have complete trust in their guidance and knowledge of what they are doing because when you do it makes for a beautiful and memorable session and just adds to your photos.
Is there a story surrounding your pregnancy? Was it a breeze or has your little one made you work for it?
This pregnancy was my third and last. A year ago I sustained a concussion and found out I had a congenital brain malformation called Chiari 1 Malformation. It's something I was born with and had no idea about until I had a CT scan done from my concussion. I've had lots of symptoms growing up but always was told by doctors it was other less serious things going on so I just accepted that and thought maybe it was normal. After finding out about the Malformation I learned from my neurosurgeon that it was probably not safe to have children naturally and a c-section would be the safest way as it would not pull down the herniation any further but pushing would most likely pull it down more. I had two prior c-sections with our other two children. The first was an emergency due to her heart rate dropping dangerously low and almost stopping during milks contractions and the second was a repeat c-section. After finding out about the malformation I felt lucky for having those two c-sections as I could have made my situation worse unknowingly. I knew for sure this was going to be a c-section delivery. After my second pregnancy I developed Pelvic Congestion Syndrome that has become very bothersome. The treatment for it makes it unfavorable to having more children so I was guided by my doctor to decide on when we would be completing our family. When you are hearing that at only 27 years old it can be a little rough.
Have you got everything ready for the big arrival? Are you ready?
I had everything ready but did not feel ready one bit. Having a baby is life changing no matter how many you have. Our kids are pretty spaced out so it felt like we were starting all over again.
Do you have any tips or tricks for others planning a maternity portrait session?
My advice for others planning a maternity portrait session is to find something that is you and fits your personality don't try to do something you are not comfortable with because it looked good on someone else. Make it a stress free day and enjoy the session. I hired a makeup and hair artist to come prior to the session so I wouldn't have to stress about my hair or makeup and it really added to the experience. Pamper yourself and your images will come out even more spectacular.
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.