Sherine, my office colleague, is destined to get her maternity photos taken.
Somewhere in Februrary, she enquired about maternity photography, and I responded, afterwhich I did not hear from her again. Then in late April, I checked with her again and she told me she had been busy with her new home and preparation for the arrival of the baby. Plus, she was resting at home because of her swollen legs condition. So I recommended doing the photoshoot at her new house, on 10 May, for about 2 hours.
2 days before the shoot, I found out that the Audi Photo Competition judging session was to be held on the same day, and so I had to cut short the shoot to an hour. Initially, Sherine wanted to postpone the shoot, but eventually she agreed to do the shoot in 1 hour.
She gave birth to Megan the very next day.
Sherine and David are a fun couple and so they wanted to have fun photos instead of the artistic sensual kind. It also makes shooting fun and spontaneous. I also love shooting in simple houses, good thing they have some plain-colour walls (white, yellow, and dark blue), enough to set up my portable strobes.
My unofficial rates for maternity/newborn photography is $120 for first-hour session on-location inclusive 10 high-res processed images. $60 for additional hour, $10 per additional high-res processed image. Unprocessed images will be returned in small-res (about 1000 pixels on the long side). I prefer not to shoot in a studio because it’s rather stifling. Doing at your own house is so much more cosy and convenient with all the maternity and baby stuffs. All I need is a decent piece of plain wall for some of the shots and we can use the house decor for the rest of the shots.