How to combine baby shower event with maternity photo shoot?

Yes I know it’s perhaps the most affordable event photography idea which allows plenty of time on the day to celebrate the baby shower in all its glory.

 Mom-to-be Portrait Photography

Mom-to-be Portrait Photography

Pregnancy is an exciting time for Mom-to-be whether it’s your first child or second. Running around to have growing family portraits could be outshined between setting up the nursery and planning for the actual baby shower celebrations before the little one arrives. So if you want professional pregnancy photos and baby shower event but overwhelmed with all the craziness, do what my client did – combine the two photo sessions.

Just like you spend nearly 9 months of your maternity planning for the arrival of your newborn, a baby shower and maternity portraits will help you make memories. Like Suess said, “Sometimes you will never know the value of a moment until it becomes a memory”. With all the big changes happening in your life, you deserve to feel a downpour of love from friends and family.

1. Location

 Growing Family Portraits in San Jose, CA

Growing Family Portraits in San Jose, CA

Perfect place to carry out family maternity photography can be your own backyard or rolling hills of California. Not everyone gets lucky like my client Annie here as she had a charming backyard and weather gods were kind on the day creating an overcast ( I am a sucker for cloudy days to do lifestyle photo shoots). If you ask me, my personal favourite is to capture it where you are most comfortable. Some other ideas are Elliston vineyards of Sunol, SFO beachside maternity session, the boathouse in shoreline boulevard depending on your budget. Finding the right venue will set the tone and rest everything will fall into place.

2. Baby Shower Décor

 Baby shower decor ideas for  "It's a Girl Theme".

Baby shower decor ideas for  "It's a Girl Theme".

 Choosing a décor theme for your baby shower event is no easy task and is bound to enhance your event photography. To Set the stage for a pretty in pink or nautical boy décor, you can either hire professional party organisers or appoint your close friends to hold the fort. The more elegant décor, the prettier the pictures and wonderful memories …you get the idea!

3. Hair & Make up

  Beauty portraits of the expecting Mother-to-be  are a must during your your shoot so make you you spend quality time getting pampered.

Beauty portraits of the expecting Mother-to-be are a must during your your shoot so make you you spend quality time getting pampered.

 Since she was going to get her hair and make-up done for the party, it just made sense to have family maternity photos done on the same day. The only tweak was she had to invite her guests an hour later that afternoon.

4. Affordable baby shower event photography pricing  

A Few Good Clicks of your greatest milestone can’t have a price tag to it. For the artist’s creative vision and services, you can expect our event photography packages combined with maternity photoshoot to be anywhere between $550 - $1250.

 First borns during your maternity shoot - Yes it can be a daunting task but scroll through images below to see how excited he eventually got with the idea of welcoming his little sister.

First borns during your maternity shoot - Yes it can be a daunting task but scroll through images below to see how excited he eventually got with the idea of welcoming his little sister.

 First born  child kissing mother's bump  proves how excited they are!

First born child kissing mother's bump proves how excited they are!

 All I had to do was to engage the kid in playing a game and parents to have fun.

All I had to do was to engage the kid in playing a game and parents to have fun.

 Toddler kissing his mom during the maternity shoot.

Toddler kissing his mom during the maternity shoot.

 Father & Son Portraits

Father & Son Portraits

 Must have portraits of father with the older kid.

Must have portraits of father with the older kid.

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  Pregnancy portraits  are fun and cute when you include your spouse.

Pregnancy portraits are fun and cute when you include your spouse.

 Belly - Bump - I love how much fun parents to be can really have during  pregnancy photo shoot.  The possibilities are endless as you can see!

Belly - Bump - I love how much fun parents to be can really have during pregnancy photo shoot. The possibilities are endless as you can see!

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 Maternity time is the time to get all the kisses.

Maternity time is the time to get all the kisses.

 Adding a touch of pretty balloons is just another element.

Adding a touch of pretty balloons is just another element.

 PDA- This one is my favourite and just perfect way of getting that natural giggle you are after. I have my own cues that I spell it out during the shoot to never forget the fun part.

PDA- This one is my favourite and just perfect way of getting that natural giggle you are after. I have my own cues that I spell it out during the shoot to never forget the fun part.

  Husband & Wife Picture  - Classic looking straight into the camera..One for the Album, I say?

Husband & Wife Picture - Classic looking straight into the camera..One for the Album, I say?

 Posing a mom to be can be challenging but flipping her perspective is easy - Here I asked to fix her jewellery and tada!!

Posing a mom to be can be challenging but flipping her perspective is easy - Here I asked to fix her jewellery and tada!!

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 Another  maternity pose of mom-to-be.

Another maternity pose of mom-to-be.

 Don't forget the older sibling in the  pregnancy family photo.

Don't forget the older sibling in the pregnancy family photo.

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  Baby shower event photo with the host

Baby shower event photo with the host

 Host and the guests |  Baby Shower Party Photography  at client's private residence.

Host and the guests | Baby Shower Party Photography at client's private residence.

 It's a girl themed baby shower event pictures of details.

It's a girl themed baby shower event pictures of details.

 The perfect pink cupcakes for her fairytale baby shower soiree.

The perfect pink cupcakes for her fairytale baby shower soiree.

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 Baby shower cake with tiny shoes as topper.

Baby shower cake with tiny shoes as topper.

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 Details captured during the combined baby shower & maternity session.

Details captured during the combined baby shower & maternity session.

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