Sunday, February 12th is going to be a beautiful day, so come and join me for an evening of Complimentary Petite Maternity Sessions!
To view my maternity portfolio, click here.
These petite maternity sessions are planned to take place at Fisher Farm in Davidson. These 10 minute petite maternity sessions are perfect for images of just the mama to be or with their loved one! Maternity sessions are best between 32-36 weeks in pregnancy. Limited spots are available, so do not delay booking your session! Interested in a full maternity session? Click here for maternity pricing information.
Complimentary Petite Maternity Sessions!
10 minute session
Access to maternity gowns and hair pieces
Private Online Viewing Gallery
Order from a la carte menu ($150 minimum order)
**BONUS**Pre-pay and get additional money in ordering credit! Pre-Pay $250 for $325 in Ordering Credit or Pre-Pay $175 for $225 in Ordering Credit! Email me for a full pricing guide!
To book online immediately, click here or email me at email@example.com with your choice of time preference, but please note that cannot guarantee the sessions availability as there may be a delay in responding to emails. Contracts are required on all sessions.
Questions? Email Shannon at firstname.lastname@example.org
If you’ve started the search for a photographer then you’ll know just how many options there are. Odds are you know someone who's a photographer, so shouldn't you just hire someone you know? Before you go ahead and book a photographer for a session, there are a few important things to consider.
What style are you looking for?
Photographers have different styles so you need to decide on someone who can help you achieve the end result you are looking for. This applies to everything from wedding and maternity shoots to family and baby sessions. Be sure to review their portfolio and don't hesitate to ask the photographer if you can view a session or two similar to what you are considering booking. This will give you a clear idea of their style, how they edit (do they all look the same or do they change their style from image to image) and what you can expect from your session.
Research and review.
Before you invest in a professional photographer you need to do your homework. Get online to find a few customer reviews, browse around their website to view their latest work and have a look around their social media pages to find out what others are saying about them. These platforms will also give you a good idea of their personality and style. Some other important points to consider when researching photographers are:
Create a short list.
Once you have done your research, create a short list of professional photographers that stand out for you. Get in touch with each of them to discuss your needs and to ask any questions that you might have. It’s important that you chat with the photographer over the phone or in person as this is the best way to get to know them and find out whether you’ll be able to work with them. Feeling uncomfortable or stressed out around your photographer makes for bad photos and by the time the images are edited, it might be too late to hire someone new if the images don't come out as you expected.
It’s important that you pick a photographer that you have confidence in. Your photos are there to last you a lifetime so while there is nothing wrong with helping out your photographer friend who has just started out, it’s best to choose an experienced photographer for important events and occasions that you can’t relive. It saddens me when clients contact me when they need a session because their past session didn't go as expected. So do your research, take your time and don't worry about offending your photographer friend if you use someone else, there are plenty of clients to go around and many in the photography community focus on supporting each other. So get out there and start doing your research and don't be afraid to tell someone you are not interested, you might really save them time and save you the annoyance of follow up calls, emails, etc.
And while you are here, check out my maternity, studio newborn, Lifestyle newborn, babies and kids, family and more portfolios and contact me for for info!
Shannon Anderson Photography is a maternity, newborn, child and family photographer in the Charlotte and Lake Norman areas of North Carolina. Shannon has a home studio in Mooresville, NC available for newborns and young children and travels around the Charlotte and Lake Norman areas for outdoor and lifestyle sessions. To book a session please email Shannon at email@example.com or click here use the contact me page
During your second trimester, you barely know what they baby's name will be so why do you keep hearing that you should book a newborn session at this time?
I know, I know, it's early. You may still be working on your baby registry or just planning what to do this weekend, how can you think of booking a photographer for your baby that isn't going to be born for months?!? If you follow me on Facebook or Instagram, you know I preach about booking early. Why? Because babies don't always come when you think! The unpredictability of their arrivals as well as the fact that their sessions are more time consuming, including the prep/planning before the session, a 1-3 hour session, clean up after (think lots of laundry!) and several hours of editing, make it so that newborn photographers can only accept a limited number of newborns each month so that you get your gallery in a reasonable time. Booking early for a newborn session doesn't commit you to a date, but reserves the availability of your photographer. Once baby is born, then we set an actual date within the first 2 weeks of birth!
What is my baby is born much earlier or has to stay in the NICU? Don't worry, it happens! Just be sure to keep in touch with your photographer so they know the baby is born as we mentally plan when we can get you scheduled as many photographers have to arrange for child care and work around other sessions and personal obligations. Once released from the hospital, you'll want to get in for a session as soon as you can, ideally within 1-2 weeks of release. Just know that sometimes older babies prefer to be wrapped and may not be as sleepy as you may see in your newborn photographer's portfolio and there is an increased risk for baby acne.
What if you are just reading this now your baby is already born or due any day?!? Don't worry! Even though it's a messy job and working in a hot studio isn't for everyone, newborn photographers love their jobs, so we do what we can to get you in and if we can't we often have other photograhers we can refer you to!
So if you are reading this and realizing it's time to book, then please be sure to head to my portfolio and if my work is something you like, contact me so we can chat more!