You're having a baby....can you believe it?!
I love getting expecting moms in front of my camera! Pregnancy is such a short, but sweet time. You won't have that baby bump forever! And how much will it mean to your baby to see how much you treasured them, even before they were born? Lets make some memories that you (and your future baby) will love! My maternity sessions take place at any of my select locations in the greater Milwaukee area. I promise to make you feel comfortable, and also beautiful!
retzer nature center
chelsea & joe
Summer greens are stunning, but winter will provide a perfect neutral backdrop for your photos! Exactly what I love! I had so much fun with Chelsea and Joe, that we forgot all about the cold ;)
christina & Mike
Christina and Mike had a beautiful summer maternity session at Bender Park! The perfect location for beach, grass and everything between.
grant park beach
Jackie & Nick
There is nothing more beautiful than an expecting mama on a beach - nothing!
I want to learn more about you and your family! Is this your first baby? When are you due? How many kids do you have? What are you hoping for in a photography session? What draws you to my work and style?
Lets start with a conversation. I'll talk you through my experience and process to make sure we are a good fit, and that you understand the whole photography experience!
1. Say Hello!
Once we are clear on your vision, we can officially get a date and time on the calendar! YAY! I will send over a contract and invoice for you, as well as a questionnaire to collect all your information so that I can best prepare for your session!
3. styling & session planning
Lets plan your session! I'll be with you every step of the way, from choosing the perfect location with that magical light, as well as helping you coordinate outfits for you and your crew!
My style guide will help you understand exactly what photographs best. I even have a collection of dresses you can try out. I got you, mama!
4. session day!
It's the day of your session! Sessions are up to one hour in length. My biggest goal at your session is to put you and your family at ease. I will guide you gently through poses and prompts that will focus on flattering you, and that will also bring out the joy and beauty in your family. You do NOT have to be a model to know how to pose, and while you might be nervous, my goal is always to come out of the session making you feel confident in yourself and in the final result while having fun along the way!
5. after the session
You can expect your final gallery within 2 weeks from your session date! I will send over the digitals in an online gallery to be downloaded, and I will assist you in ordering any wall art or albums for keepsake items!
The last thing to do is enjoy your artwork and photos. They will be only grow more treasured over time!
I usually recommend anywhere from 30-33 weeks! However, it depends on a lot of factors (first baby, season, etc.) Lets chat ore specifically in email!
How far along should I be?
Maternity sessions are up to one hour, but around 45 minutes on average!
How much time is included?
I have a client closet with dresses that you can use, as well as a style guide that I will send! That being said, I recommend flowy, long dresses as they are most flattering. And neutral colors!
What should I wear?
A few common
maternity sessions from 695
save if booking maternity & newborn
digital images (varies by package)
up to 60 minute session
art work a la carte
"I love the way she uses natural light to enhance her photos… they come out looking polished and professional, yet natural and not overly posed… just perfection! She is so friendly and down-to-earth, which makes the photo sessions so much more comfortable. And she is so patient with the kiddos… I was really impressed that she got so many good shots of my less-than-cooperative toddler!" - Katie
Hands down Abby is the best. The photos made me cry of pure happiness. She captured my little girls perfectly, and the photos will hang on my walls for years and years to come. Abby is AMAZING at engaging the little kids and keeping them interested. And even if your kiddo isn’t having it, she works through it and you will still have a gorgeous gallery! I can’t recommend her enough, just book her and don’t think twice. -Jessica
"We really enjoyed working with Abby. She’s is so fun to work with. Super creative. We had no idea how to pose and she guided us through. We got our photos really quickly and we LOVE them. 📷 Thank you Abby for capturing our memories!" - Dui