the maternity experience

Let’s face it, pregnancy is hard. But goodness, it is so dang beautiful. To feel a life growing inside of you is truly one of life’s most magical experiences. I am so passionate about capturing the beauty of pregnancy. There will come a day when you will miss this. You will miss feeling those tiny feet kicking your ribs, the little baby hiccups and seeing your belly grow each week. I am going to bottle up these feelings for you and turn them into heirloom art.

I want you to remember this stage of your motherhood journey forever.

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what makes my maternity experience unlike any other?

friendship

My goal during our session is to create genuine and heartfelt connections, where you are no longer just a client but a true friend. I want to know about you and your life so I can better document this part of your journey. There’s a reason why so many of my clients come back – because they aren’t just a name on my calendar – they are my people.

location

I have worked hard at not only scouting the Triad area of gorgeous locations, but also at putting together a cozy, boho inspired home studio. From mountain tops, to beautiful meadows, to forests to water – the options are endless. You will also be able to choose studio and outdoors if you want both.

wardrobe

I have carefully curated a client wardrobe filled with over 70 high-end dresses, kimonos and robes. Known for my boho-vintage style, you are bound to fall in love with one of these gorgeous gowns. You will have the option for 2-3 outfits. Sizes range from XS-2X.

hair + makeup

I work closely with an amazing hair and makeup artist who can glam you up before your session. You will get ready at my home studio in Kernersville. 

guidance

So many times people tell me they are awkward in front of the camera. This is the LAST thing I want you to worry about. My posing is direct and specific but not complicated. I will show you exactly how to stand and what to do. You will never be feeling lost, confused or awkward.

Heirloom artwork

How often do your digital images just stay on your computer or phone? The images I deliver are meant to be artwork you can display. I am passionate about getting albums and prints into your hands and homes to pass down for generations.

“Becoming a mother leaves no woman as it found her. It unravels her and rebuilds her. It cracks her open, takes her to her edges. It’s both beautiful and brutal; often at the same time.”

the process

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Send an email or book through my self booking site to secure a date. Pay the $150 deposit and  schedule a client wardrobe try-on if desired.

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I’ll contact you a few weeks before your session to start planning everyone’s outfits and location. This is also when we will schedule hair + make up if desired.

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Show up to the session and get ready to make some magic! I will bring any client wardrobe items picked out.

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You will receive a proof gallery along with edited sneak peeks 1 week after your session.

After making your selections or upgrading gallery, I will finish editing + retouching in 1 week.

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Receive your final gallery, fall in love and make album and print orders!

“We have worked with Lauren multiple times and every time we have been thankful for her calm presence and the confidence she has as she guides us through each session. The beauty of her work is in the sweet moments she finds as you are just walking or sitting. Photography sessions can sometimes feel awkward, but with Lauren we feel at ease and comfortable that she is capturing beautiful memories each time. She took time with me before sessions to ensure I felt confident in outfits, during as she lead us through a beautiful spot she chose, and after as she edited our photos. She has an amazing eye for details and has a passion that shines through the final product. She goes the extra mile and we can’t wait to continue to work with her at least annually.”

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client review

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frequently asked questions

I recommend booking once you enter the second trimester. 

You should be anywhere between 28-33 weeks at our maternity session.

You can view my investment page here. It will explain the different collections you can choose from and what is included. I require a $150 non-refundable deposit to save your date.

Maternity sessions typically last anywhere from 1 hour to 90 minutes. If you choose to do both studio + outdoors it will be on the longer side.

All I ask is that you bring nude undergarments including a strapless bra.

I work closely with an amazing hair + makeup artist name Haley. I will get you in contact with her to setup a time and location for getting ready.

Yes! Maternity sessions include photos with your immediate family.

Yes! You can head to my self-booking site and schedule a try-on appointment.

the maternity

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Are you ready for an effortless maternity experience?

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