Your portrait artwork will hang on the walls of your home for many years to come. You deserve a beautiful and uplifting portrait experience that your whole family loves and results in cherished portrait artwork that will always make you smile. The more relaxed and connected you feel during your session, the more beautiful your images will be.
If you’re thinking about scheduling a portrait session, you might be debating whether you want an on-location or a studio portrait session.
Here, I offer seven benefits of a studio portrait session and why this type of experience is right for you.
Why Choose a Studio Portrait Session
Total Privacy - In the studio, we don’t have to worry about dealing with crowds or people staring as we take your portraits. Even your most camera-shy family member will be able to relax and enjoy the session.
Optimal Lighting - The studio has professional lighting, so we don’t have to worry about finding the best sunlight or avoiding shadows. This is helpful when scheduling sessions around your busy schedule or even naptimes.
Flexible Scheduling - Because we don’t have to worry about scheduling around optimal sunlight, we have more flexibility in scheduling your portrait session. Instead of chasing the golden hour light, we’ll have the perfect lighting at our fingertips.
Timeless Aesthetic - With our classic backdrops, you’ll never have to worry about your portrait artwork looking out of style or season. The studio backdrop offers a timeless look that will look beautiful on your walls for many years to come.
Amenities - We don’t have to worry about finding a location near a bathroom. The studio offers a comfortable space for the family to take a break and has a bathroom nearby. Every member of your family will feel cared for and welcomed.
Activities for Your Children - One of the biggest worries from clients is how their children will handle a portrait session. At the studio, I have activities to keep your children occupied and happy throughout the day. We have special toys, coloring books, and other activities for them to do while we capture different portraits.
Windsor, CO Studio Photographer
Let’s take a beautiful moment with your precious family and turn it into cherished portrait artwork that will hang in your home for decades. The truth is your children are only this little once. We can’t go back in time, but we can create timeless heirloom artwork that you can always treasure. If you have any questions or wish to schedule an appointment with me, please send me a message here.
Once you get that positive pregnancy test, you can’t help but start planning for everything you need to welcome your baby. You’ll need to create your registry, plan the nursery, and read all the pregnancy books.
It’s also important to document this special time in your life with a maternity photoshoot. Your body is performing the miracle of creating life! You’ll always look back on your maternity photos and remember the sweet anticipation of waiting to meet your child.
You might be wondering when you should schedule and take maternity photos. I’d love to answer all these questions and more so that you have your dream maternity photoshoot and artwork that you’ll enjoy forever.
When Should You Take Maternity Photos?
We want that pregnant belly to shine in your maternity photos. The ideal timeframe to capture your beautiful bump is between 32-36 weeks. During this time in your pregnancy, you’ll look amazing and still have the energy to have photos taken. As you can see, we have a relatively short window to capture your maternity photos, so let’s answer the question of when you should book your maternity photos.
When Should You Schedule Your Maternity Photoshoot?
I only take on a limited number of maternity portrait sessions each month so that I can fully dedicate myself to serving my clients and creating the portrait experience that they deserve. With that in mind, I am typically booked up months in advance!
Many of my maternity clients will reach out as soon as they reach their second trimester to schedule their session with me. It’s as soon as you’re comfortable reaching out to me. I’ve even had clients reach out before the news is fully public. Your big secret is safe with me.
Why Choose a Studio Maternity Photoshoot
Fort Collins Maternity Photographer
As a mom of three, I remember how amazing yet tiring pregnancy can be, especially as you reach the final stretch. My full-service maternity photo sessions are crafted around caring for the expecting mom. Every mom is pampered and supported throughout the session process. The result is a maternity photoshoot that you’ll love with portrait artwork you will treasure forever. If you have any questions or wish to schedule your consultation, please send me a message here.
Who Are They?
New Beginnings Chiropractic is a chiropractic team right here in Windsor, CO off of Main St. You will find their office very comforting and accepting of new parents, or parents of all walks of life. With the main area for kids to play, so you do not have to find a sitter for your appointment. Everything is kid-friendly in the office. The NBC team specializes in pregnant moms and newborns and is fully certified in the Webster Technique for those expectant moms. This doesn't mean dads and grandparents aren't welcome! They welcome everyone and accept anyone that needs an adjustment.
Photo credit: Kristopher Lindsay Photography
How It All Started!
This chiropractic team is made up of two doctors. Dr. Tiffany and Dr. Toni. Together they have 14 years of chiropractic experience.
Dr. Tiffany started chiropractic schooling as a result of a sports injury she incurred when she was 13 years old. She had tried everything to get back to playing sports, but nothing seemed to be working. Then she tried a chiropractor and not only did it help her, but it also gave her hope that one day she would be able to play again. From then on, she wanted to be a chiropractor and help others get back to good health. Though she had originally wanted to do sports chiropractic, she changed her mind during schooling when a few of her fellow students went to some break-out sessions that dealt with maternity and babies. Listening to the speaker had her wanting to completely change her direction. She learned that she would have to do extra schooling to be able to work on expectant mothers and newborns. She decided to take on some extra courses at the same time to get all of the certifications needed.
Dr. Toni is also a specialized pediatric and prenatal chiropractor at New Beginnings. Her chiropractic journey started at an office in Manassas, Virginia where she fell in love with chiropractic, movement and helping others live their lives fully! Dr. Toni believes that “movement is medicine. Everyone deserves to be able to have the ability to do the things they love free of pain and discomfort. The goal of chiropractic care is to guide patients on their wellness journey to functioning better in all realms of health. It is not the doctor that heals the patient, but the patient that heals the body.
Why and When Should You See A Chiropractor?
Did you know that seeing a chiropractor as an expectant mother can significantly lower the risk of needing extra help during labor? Yes, it's supposed to help lower the need for intervention. Studies have shown that it also helps to make labor shorter. Seeing a chiropractor during pregnancy can also lead to more comfort as you are holding all that extra weight. At New Beginnings Chiropractic they also provide pregnancy taping and teach you how to also do it at home! The best time to schedule a chiropractic appointment would be as soon as possible before you get into crisis mode.
Birth itself can be a traumatic experience for the body for both mom and baby. They can help with your postpartum recovery. For the newborns, they also go through some stress being born into this world. Having chiropractic care can help with newborn sleep, constipation/gut issues, torticollis, and even latch/breastfeeding help. They tell expectant moms to make sure and book their new babies ahead of time since they like to see them 2 weeks after birth. They do always try to accommodate babies as soon as they are born.
It is important to take note that whomever you book for your pregnancy, that they have been certified in the Webster technique to be able to properly work with you.
Upcoming Events to Check Out:
Monster Mash Yoga : Parents Grab your kiddos a ticket for Monster Mash Yoga at New Beginnings on Friday October 21st! Come enjoy a Halloween themed yoga class just for kids!! Your littles are encouraged to come dressed in their costumes Spots are limited, so grab your ticket soon! You can register on their FB page.
Nikola is a writer, volunteer, mother, partner and friend. You can catch more of her musings at The We Spot here.
During the winter of 2019 I shared that we were expecting our third and last baby and I was so excited to book my first ever maternity and newborn photography package. Then it was April 2020. The month that never seemed to end for most of us, but for me it was speeding by. I was getting closer and closer to the baby’s due date and the unknowns of delivering a baby during a pandemic.
I had purchased the maternity dress for my photo shoot months ago. As I grew large with child I wondered if that beautiful dress would even still fit. I knew that our early April photo shoot date had to be canceled. There were just so many unknowns back then. Information was still quickly coming and changing. But I couldn’t let go of my wish to have this one last opportunity to document my pregnant body and I shared my feelings publicly with the Northern Colorado Moms Blog. Thanks to the encouragement of the women in my circle and my precious photographer a new date was set for May for an outdoor shoot.
I got dressed, did my hair and put on makeup for the first time in months. And then a fierce rainstorm blew in and persisted until the light was almost gone. I could have taken it as a sign that this was not meant to be, but instead I stood in front of our pond in our backyard and had my husband capture a few shoots with wet feet and fading light. Amber graciously offered to edit the photos my husband captured as we organized a new date yet again.
When the new date came, I got to dress up, do my hair and makeup again. I felt beautiful. I got in my car to drive to the scenic spot and everything felt new. This was my first ever maternity photo shoot. It was my first time driving in weeks. And it was one of the first times I remembered to take with me my now trusty face mask. New and different.
The whole experience was lovely and so memorable. The location Amber picked out was perfect. The light was beautiful. The water glistened. Amber helped to ease all my awkwardness with guidance on how to pose. The conversation was so needed and comforting that even if we were six feet apart, I felt close and seen.
When I got back in my car, I didn’t want to go home. I had been home for almost three months at that point outside of a grocery pickup here and there. I looked back at the water where I had been made to feel like a queen and I took three deep breaths. Amber did more than document my third and last pregnancy for me that day. She gave me space to breathe.
Nikola is a passionate writer and strives daily to be an exceptional mother and partner, respected friend and an engaged community leader. She also contributes to the Northern Colorado Moms Blog and The We Spot Blog.
No matter how grateful we may be, new or experienced, strongly supported or strongly solo, pregnancy is hard. Here’s the good news, self-care is trending. It’s no longer shunned to follow the airline rules in everyday life of putting your oxygen mask on first before helping others. But how does that translate when the other is growing inside of your very own body?
Learning from past pregnancies
I’m currently pregnant with our third child. It was unplanned, but let’s get real, so was our first and we kinda love her to the moon and back. So after the hardest first trimester I’ve ever experienced, I’m ready to show myself and this sweet growing bump some serious loving care.
During my first pregnancy I was so busy with my career in New York; I do remember having fun dressing my growing body, highlighting the miracle that is motherhood, but I also remember being so focused on work that I didn’t really pay much attention to my body until my back pain was so bad it became a challenge to walk.
I definitely learned from this and during my second pregnancy, now as a stay at home mom, I took my daily exercise time seriously and prioritized it like a champion. Also during that time I was adjusting to moving cross-country, starting an early intervention journey with my first child and buying a home. So, no, no stress at all. I know I could have managed that stress better.
So, what’s on my wish list this time around? All the self-care and love practices! However, after 36 years I thankful have learned to be a bit more practical and move out of the all-or-nothing mindset. So, here are the top five must-do’s to show myself love during this pregnancy. Because if I can count my must-list items on just one hand, they are more likely to happen.
Keep yourself glowing while you’re growing
What are your favorite self-care practices while pregnant? Let us know in the comments.
Amber Sullivan- Northern Colorado Photographer
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