Maternity Photography | Tybee Beach Georgia

I love thinking back to this sweet maternity session. LaQuisha inquired info about my maternity and newborn sessions early in here pregnancy and I love when my customers do that. This way we have plenty of time to get to know each other and to dream up and plan out our sessions together. A few weeks before our maternity photography session date we met for a dress-up appointment at my studio in Richmond Hill. These sessions are always so much fun. We discuss our favorite location and we pick the perfect dress from the client wardrobe to use use during this belly session. We also tie together family outfits, if they take part in the session. It goes as far as sending me cell phone pictures of (possible) chosen outfits. Moms pretty much always wear something from my luxury studio wardrobe. I offer a sweet selection of flower crowns to include in pictures if desired.

I highly recommend hair and make-up services for maternity pictures. You want to feel super pretty and especially at the beach it is important to have the best make up possible. I can make a recommendations on where to book the best ahir and make-up artists in Savannah and surrounding areas.


This sweet family welcomed a baby boy and he already came back TWICE to have his images taken. Stay tuned to see more of this beautiful family!


Are you in need of photography studios in Richmond Hill, Gainesville, or Hinesville, GA? Please click through my newborn photography blogs to learn more about the sessions I offer.

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.

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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