My approach to family photos is a little bit different. I like to focus on the mother, and the strength and unwavering love that comes from the beautiful yet challenging commitment of motherhood. Maternity photography is equal parts mother and child, at a time when your hearts beat together in one body. I also love to document breastfeeding and babywearing, as I believe they are underrated yet fleeting bonding moments.
Stress Free Planning & Location Scouting
Motherhood sessions can be as casual or glamorous as you want them to be, and can feature anything from puddle jumping with the family, in-home snuggles, a slinky black gown, or all the above! I'm also always thinking creatively about new and exciting locations for my sessions, from secluded lakes to snowy mountain peaks, and any location that is special to you and your family, Juneau has so much beauty to offer and I'm always up for an adventure. The possibilities are endless and I want to make sure your session is 100% authentically you. After your retainer is paid and your contract is signed, you will get a series of emails with helpful information, including information about wardrobe and helpful hair and makeup tips if you are doing your own hair and makeup. I will be with you every step of the way helping you plan and perfect your vision.
Expert Coaching & Posing
have photographed women of all ages, shapes and sizes and learned from some of the best photographers in the industry.. During your session, I coach you into flattering positions, that accentuate your bump while flattering your figure. I will take a variety of images that capture the strength of motherhood, the silliness of family, and the beautiful longing that you have to meet your child. You don’t need to know how to do anything but show up and enjoy the experience.
I believe in using Photoshop responsibly. All images are professionally retouched for blemishes and color corrected. However, I will not heavily alter your body or make you look like a different person entirely. I believe in showing the real you. I will use my knowledge of lighting and posing to flatter you. Photoshop can then be used to perfect the images and add that artistic POP.
Don't know what to wear to your maternity session? No problem! I have a small, but ever-growing client closet that has items you can borrow, including designer gowns, in sizes S-2XL. We also have a brand new maternity gown incentive where you can trade in your gown after your session in exchange for a metal wall print!
When you book a Wild Iris signature session you'll also get complimentary florals from Martha's Flowers. Often this means a flower crown, but I love getting creative with flowers, and bouquets, flower belts, and flower rings are all beautiful and fun accessories.
A couple weeks after your session we will meet once more for your private viewing where you get to see your images for the first time. All products orders will take place at this visit. Please feel free to bring along anyone who you wish to view with you and who may influence your order.