Pregnancy is truly an amazing and beautiful thing. Creating life is no small feat! Maybe you have already decided you want maternity photos taken... or maybe you're a little hesitant about scheduling your session. That's ok! We want to take a few minutes to share what we think are the top 5 reasons why you should have maternity portraits done.
1. Celebrate the Miracle of Life
Pregnancy is an incredible journey that we believe deserves to be celebrated! You deserve to be celebrated! Pregnancy photos are a real, tangible way for you to capture the memories of this special season- because it really is fleeting! We walk you through every step, and guide you through the very best posing to accentuate your gorgeous curves in all the right places. We make things relaxed - and fun! No need to stress about what to wear(we've got you covered), or how to stand. We taker care of all the details.
2. Create Lasting Memories
Life can become pretty hectic when preparing for a new baby, and it can be easy to forget to slow down and soak it all in. Maternity pictures are you're way of eternalizing this amazing season. Imagine flipping through a gorgeous album with your child, telling them all about your journey together. There really is nothing else like it. Maternity portraits are a way for you to freeze this moment in time, to reflect back on and cherish forever.
3. Embrace the Pregnancy Bump
Mama, whether you feel like it or not, you are stunning, beautiful, and down-right amazing. So many mamas will use their session as an empowerment to remind themselves how incredible and beautiful they are! It helps to boost confidence and helps you to really embrace the wonderful changes your body has had to go through to bring forth your little babe.
4. Document the Moments as a Family
Now it may seem like maternity photos are all about mom, and you're right to an extent. But mom is not the only one affected by this amazing change. We love having spouses involved in the session too! This is really an intimate time for you both to connect and love on this little baby bump, while we create some really beautiful imagery for you.
5. Connect with Your Unborn Baby
Having maternity photos taken is an incredible time to stop and really focus on the special bond you have between you and your baby. These special moments are a way to create lasting memories, embracing the miracle of life, and an outward expression of the amazing bond you already have.
Have you thought about having newborn photos done? Maybe things have been spoken busy and you haven't- and that's ok! Or maybe you have, but you have questions. I want to put you at ease. At Little Luna Photography we are professionals and have been doing this for 11 years! If you have questions, or are unsure about something- we are here to help! Maybe you think, "What if my baby doesn't sleep?" Well- that happens! But we take advantage of it, and allow baby to lead the session. We never rush through our newborn sessions. If your baby needs extra feedings, we make time for that. If they're feeling a little gassy? We do our best to pose them in ways that will help soothe them. You can trust you are in good hands.
Want more information or have some questions prior to booking your custom newborn session? Fill out our contact form and we will reach out as quickly as we're able
Little Luna Photography is so excited to announce our new Photography Studio
We are so excited to announce that our brand new photography studio is complete! We are officially open and ready for business! We specialize in maternity, newborn, and family photography. We are committed to providing the highest quality services to our clients. Our new photography studio is equipped with everything you would need for your session. We use all high-end, professional gear and backdrops to ensure you have an amazing experience. We are so looking forward to working with you to create beautiful memories that will last a lifetime. Thank you so much for your support and we can't wait to show you the new photography studio!
Simple and Classic Maternity Photos
I had the honor of photographing this expectant mama.. and she absolutely rocked her maternity photo-session! It is always such a pleasure to work with these mamas to document such special moments in their lives. To think of the precious little babe growing inside... their tiny fingers and toes. What a miracle. The love mom felt for her growing new baby was so evident <3 These are big moments. Welcoming a new baby into your family is reason to celebrate! What better way to celebrate than with a maternity session for yourself! This is where your baby's story begins. Life has a way of blurring our memory in this busy and chaotic season of life. Remember this season with a custom photoshoot. You won't regret it.
Capturing newborn moments is a special experience that every parent should have! Recently, I had the opportunity to do a newborn session for a beautiful baby girl. Everything about the session was so special: from the tiny toes and delicate features of the baby, to the proud parents beaming with joy. Not only did we get some amazing photos, but it was also a wonderful reminder of just how precious life is.
Newborn photography is so important because it captures a fleeting moment in time. Before you know it, your little one will be running around and growing so quickly. Newborn photography helps to preserve these precious memories, so that you can always look back and remember that sweet, newborn stage.
If you are considering having a newborn session, don’t wait! These moments are so special and fleeting. I highly recommend it to any parent who wants to remember and celebrate this special time in their family’s life.
Want The Best Newborn Photos?
So you want to have the best newborn photos of your new little baby? Hire a professional newborn photographer. We know, you are already head over heels for your brand new baby! So why would you risk putting that special bundle of joy in the hands of someone who is not properly trained in newborn safety and positioning?
With something so precious and special, we think it's most important to have baby safety be your number one focus when looking for a photographer to take photos of your newborn.
When you begin searching for a newborn photographer, there is more to it than fancy newborn props, cute baby wraps or headbands... find a newborn photographer who is trained. Many times when looking for a photographer you "get what you pay for." And when it comes to an experienced newborn and baby photographer this is an area you don't want to skimp on. <3
Your baby is worth it. You and your newborn deserve the very best photography experience.
First birthdays are such a special milestone! -And we LOVE being able to be a part of the celebration! That first year goes by so fast. The only way to freeze time is though portraits. Our upstate New York photography studio is stocked with a variety of milestone outfits for your little one to wear during their first birthday photo session. The majority of our parents like to stick with more simple setup to showcase their sweet one year old. However, occasionally we do receive requests for something a bit more elaborate or "themed". This is where your design and style consultation comes in! We talk through all these details to figure out what your vision is.
Some parents decide they also want to add on a cake smash portion to their first birthday photo session... which can be so fun! Seeing your sweet one go after that cake is a really fun memory to have. But be forewarned- not all babies love these sugary treats ;) But the images are still just as memorable.
As a newborn photographer I receive a lot of questions... from "how long have you been doing newborn photography?" to "Do I need to bring anything to my newborn session?" But one of the questions I receive most often is, "When is the best time to book my newborn photos?" And that is kind of a two part answer.
The first part of the answer deals with the actual booking of the newborn session. I always suggest my expectant mamas reach out in their second trimester. This ensures I still have availability near your due date. It also allows time for us to meet in person and go through all the fun planning details during a pre-session consultation. --Which is always extra fun!
The second part of the answer is more about when the newborn session actually takes place. As long as both baby and mama are healthy and delivery went smoothly, the majority of our newborn photo sessions happen when baby is less than two weeks old. Now, I know that can be scary to new parents... the thought of venturing out of the house so soon after birth, but trust me... I make everything so simple and relaxing for you. And this is the best time to capture your little ones tiny features. Newborns can hit their first growth spurt as early as 10 days old! Newborns are also still quite sleepy and curly during this time frame so they are a bit easier to photograph. Though some of that also deals with baby's temperament. However, if baby was premature or delivery was a bit more complicated there is more flexibility. So no need to feel like you've missed out because things didn't quite go as planned. We can get beautiful images of your newborn no matter the age. Older newborn sessions just look a little different and can result in different types of finalized images. We never force a baby into a pose, and we always let them lead the session. Baby safety is number one.
So when is the best time to book a newborn photography session? Once you're into your second trimester! This is an exciting time and we want to take every opportunity to celebrate this season with you.
Here in our maternity photography studio we love to go all out with our clients! A pregnancy is such a special thing and it deserves to be celebrated! This mama was absolutely gorgeous and looked like a goddess in every gown she wore. Our angel wings are quickly becoming a favorite to use during maternity sessions. They add that little bit of extra glam! And although these angel wings are quite large, they truly are super lightweight! They give just enough movement to make the images pop <3
All of our maternity gowns and dresses, along with these stunning angel wings are included with every maternity session fee. During your maternity pre-session consultation you are invited into our photography studio to meet with us and walk through our studio wardrobe. We actually encourage you to ry on our dresses ahead of your session to make sure you love what you'll be wearing. Just consider us your personal photography stylist!
Christmas Is Coming!
Every year we hold a special weekend of Christmas Mini Sessions... and it is always a great time! Our holiday set this year is all about the classic Christmas feel. Lots of reds and golds for a true holiday feel. Join us in our Elmira, NY studio as we capture the joy and magic of the Christmas season. Each Christmas session is roughly 20 minutes in length - the perfect amount fo time to capture some lovely portraits of you and your family... or just you child! These Christmas sessions are perfect for all your holiday cards and gifts for grandparents and relatives too!
If you're interested in grabbing one of the last open spots simply follow the link below
This mama-to-be was simply gorgeous!! After meeting and going through our consultation process I knew this pregnancy session was going to be incredible... and I was not wrong. This mama absolutely rocked her studio maternity session! Her hubby races cars and works for Watkins Glen International so I thought it was so special that they wanted to include his racing helmet into their photo session! As we go through and start talking about the session details, I love getting to know my clients and what their interests and hobbies are... because all of that knowledge helps us plan and style your photoshoot. These details help customize and personalize your session. We talk through colors too! Our portrait experience truly is full-service. You don't have to go at it alone. We are here to help you all along the way.
There are some things in life that deserve to be invested in. Professional photography is one of them. But why should you invest in a professional newborn photographer when your sister's friend's daughter has a camera and offered to do it for free?
The reason is simple. --> You will never get these moments back. These are precious, once-in-a-lifetime moments. Your newborn will only fit in your hands for a short while. Babies grow and change SO much in the first year of life. We believe it's bets to document these moments the right way. Avoid the feelings of regret... the "I wish" mentality.
Newborn photographers seem to be everywhere. So what is important is that you find a professional you "click" with. They will be handling your brand new babe after all. How long have they been in business? Have they had hands on training? Are they trained in baby safety? These are important things to consider.
But next, why should you hire a professional newborn photographer? The artwork! There is a level of skill and talent that only a professional can offer. Having a quick phone shot of your baby is wonderful... but having beautifully finished pieces of artwork is the best feeling! So much time and effort goes into the making of each image. We truly care about our work and the finished product you receive. This is a brief sample of a typical newborn photoshoot before/after. What a transformation!
Straight Out Of Camera After Final Edits
Want to know what it's like during one of our studio newborn photoshoots? Easy! It's relaxing. We understand the toll a new baby can put on you and your family. At our newborn photography studio, our goal is to make your time with us as easy-going and stress-free as possible. We take care of everything. Every newborn session is baby-led. That means, we go with the flow and follow baby's cues. If you arrive and baby is super sleepy, we will jump right in and get to work. On the other hand, if baby is wide awake or a bit unsettled we will go slow, and allow your baby time to wind down. We never rush baby, and we never force baby into any poses. We have over 9 years experience, so sit back, relax, and enjoy this special time! <3 It all goes by so fast.
Although the majority of our sessions consist of maternity and newborn, we also offer one-of-a-kind children's portraits. Our wardrobe collection is ever growing and we have a beautiful selection of high end children's dresses that is complimentary to all of our clients! Kids grow up so very fast. We love being able to photograph them at all ages to help "freeze" these moments. Whether you are looking for something more fine art and elegant, or something a little more whimsical... our Elmira, NY portrait studio has you covered.
These children's sessions can take a little extra planning, so it is always best to plan ahead and book in advance. Our monthly sessions are limited to offer our current clients the very best! If you're looking for a unique, one-of-a-kind photography experience visit our contact page and reach out to us. We look forward to planning your child's portrait session soon.
Baby "B" was one of the sleepiest newborns I have had in the studio is several months! Every baby is different, and they always sleep some... but this little guy hardly made a peep the entire time he was here. I loved being able to design his setups and create a really cohesive look. We used lots of beautiful blue tones for his newborn session. And this little bunny bonnet was just the cutest thing there is! This sweet babe was the perfect little model <3 He was so sleepy we were even able to test out a couple new props for the studio... And I absolutely love the outcome. I know our moon bowl prop is going to quickly become a studio favorite!
Each maternity session with Little Luna Photography is unique. But what does a maternity session actually look like? Two words: Total Pampering.
The journey into motherhood can sometimes feel less than glamorous. Our bodies go through tremendous change and in the midst of it we can almost lose ourselves. At Little Luna Photography we are here to remind you how amazing you are. Whether you are feeling that "pregnancy glow" or not, you are a powerhouse, mama!
Our maternity sessions are a time for YOU. Although we love when your partners are included, this is a time to focus on you and the beauty of pregnancy.
Having professional maternity portraits done does not have to be overwhelming or intimidating. We provide all of the maternity gowns, backdrops, and we help with all of the posing too! So many mamas come into our studio claiming they feel silly or are awkward in front of the camera... but all they need is a little guidance and they walk out at the end feeling like royalty!
This sweet tiny babe was in our Elmira Studio recently... and oh my goodness was she just the cutest newborn there ever was! Miss "I" was such a little doll baby for her newborn photo session. With Valentines Day nearby I couldn't resist putting her in one of our specialty newborn outfits. The red newborn dress was just perfect. We have so many newborn props and outfits in the studio there is never a need to bring anything! In your session consultation we go through color preferences and then we will set aside a small collection of newborn outfits to use during your newborn baby photoshoot! Just consider us your personal stylist for the day <3
In our Elmira, NY Photography Studio we are so excited to offer our portrait clients access to one of a kind maternity dresses for their photography session. Each maternity session is carefully planned and styled. A consultation is an added bonus and is complimentary with each session. We will walk you through our portrait experience and talk through all of the fun panning details for your maternity session. We currently have over 50 different maternity dresses in our client wardrobe. These maternity dresses have been carefully chosen to offer only the best. They are available in a wide array of colors, styles, and sizes. There is something for each and every expecting momma. No need to search for the perfect maternity gown, only to wear it once... let us take care of your wardrobe so you can just enjoy the experience.
This sweet newborn came from painted post the morning of his newborn session. While planning his photoshoot, I was talking with his mama about color schemes and some of her home decor, etc. She said she loved more vibrant tones and had a lot of plants around her home. I think these are going to look beautiful displayed in her home! What a flawless fit <3
Part of the newborn photography experience is getting to talk through your preferences... figuring out your likes(and dislikes), and then we take all of that into consideration and plan your session. We choose the outfits, colors, and props in a way that we believe will work best in your home and with your aesthetic. Our Elmira, NY newborn studio is filled with everything needed for your newborn session. So you don't have to worry about bringing anything but you and baby. You can leave the rest to us and trust you are in the best of care.
what to wear for your maternity photoshoot
What should I wear to my maternity photoshoot? -- This is a question we hear often. And I have the very best answer for you! --> Whatever is most comfortable. Maxi dress? Leggings and an oversized shirt? Go for it!
Now for the "real" answer ;)
We provide all our maternity clients full access to our client wardrobe. We currently have over 50 high-end maternity gowns in our collection... and as a part of the experience, we walk you through finding the perfect maternity gown for you, your style, body shape, and color preferences. Whether you are looking for full glam or something a little more simple and sleek, our dress collection has a little bit of everything.
If time allows, we LOVE having our maternity clients come into the studio prior to their session so we can walk through all the different options ahead of time. We are here to take all the pressure off of finding that "one perfect outfit." Just view us like your personal styling assistant <3
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