Thank you so much for considering Tiffany Walensky as your Tampa Maternity Photographer. I have 8+ years experience as a professional photographer and have photographed hundreds of expectant mothers during this time. I am so excited every time I am chosen to document a mother during this amazing time. I love using creativity to make sure your maternity art will be something that showcases your individual beauty in a way that appeals to you personally.
Maternity sessions usually take place between 32 and 36 weeks, depending on how much you are showing and if this is your first pregnancy. First pregnancies don’t usually show as soon as later pregnancies, so we recommend that first time pregnancies take place closer to 34-36 weeks, while 2nd or more pregnancies can take place sooner. We want to make sure your bump is fully formed when doing your session, the fuller the better. The worst of the swelling doesn’t usually set in until the last month, and swelling can be minimized during retouching if it’s something you are concerned about. Maternity sessions are scheduled Monday-Friday, about 90 minutes before sunset. Indoor studio sessions can take place any time of day.
We do recommend contacting us 2-3 months in advance, however we may still be able to fit you in for a last minute session so it never hurts to inquire. When you book your session, you will be given a contract that will explain what to expect, and a questionnaire so that you can customize the session to your style. I do have a general workflow of poses I use, but I am always open to requests. Your session will typically last 45 to 90 minutes, depending on location (amount of walking involved) and amount of outfits. There are many locations to choose from when it comes to your maternity session, and once you book your session we will go over all your options. We also have maternity gowns available for you to use, and will send you other tips and recommendations for what to wear. We do suggest having your hair and makeup professionally done, and can send recommendations for artists.
Don’t think you are photogenic? No worries! We will be fully directing you on posing so you won’t feel awkward, even if you don’t have experience in front of the camera. We pride ourselves on bringing out the natural beauty in each and every individual.