Maternity Frequently asked questions
WHY CHOOSE LiMia Photography?
I have my own complete studio setup with years of experience in the Maternity Photography Industry.
HOW DOES BOOKING A MATERNITY SESSION WORK ESPECIALLY WITH REGARDS TO CHOOSING A DATE ?
I recommend booking your maternity session once you have reached 12-14weeks in your pregnancy to secure a future date .The session should take place anywhere between 25 - 33 weeks or 4 weeks before your baby shower. By this time your baby bump should be visible and you will still be comfortable getting in and out of our extravagant dresses .
Also just in case baby decides surprise Mom & Dad with an earlier appearance. As we all know babies come on their own time :-)
Please reserve your date as soon as possible as my calendar fills up 2-3 months in advance.
DO YOU PROVIDE OUTFITS?
Yes, we have a variety of designer gowns and dresses in various colours and sizes to fit all our gorgeous mommies. During the photo shoot I will provide you with different looks and there is plenty of time to change outfits.
CAN I CHOOSE MY OWN DRESSES?
So you are all excited now that you have booked your maternity photo session , next thing to do is choose the perfect dress...
All our dresses can be viewed on our Facebook page under our photo albums. Here you will see an album called LiMia dress collection. These are all the beautiful gowns , dresses , crowns and accessories we have available in studio.
From this you can take a print screen as send me the options you would like for your maternity session.
Once you arrive in studio I will have these ready and you can then decide if you love your choice or if you would like to swap it out for something else.
HOW MANY OUTIFTS/LOOKS CAN I CHOOSE?
This will depend on which package you booked as we offer between 1 - 3 outfits changes depending on the package that you booked.
CAN WE HAVE OUR SESSION ON THE WEEKEND?
Maternity sessions take place between Monday to Saturday depending on our availability. On odd occasions we try and accommodate our clients with evening maternity sessions starting at 7PM on Wednesday and Friday Evenings.
CAN GRANDPARENTS/FRIENDS/NANNIES OR OTHER RELATIVES COME TO THE SESSION? AND CAN THEY HAVE PHOTOS TOO?
Unfortunately not I'm sorry. Your session is exclusive to TWO adults only. Due to limited studio space and session policies, we request that all other friends and relatives stay at home. The session is for Mum and Dad only (and siblings if any) I don't do other generation photos during a maternity shoot.
HOW LONG DOES THE SESSION TAKE?
An average maternity session takes 1-1.5 hours considering dress/outfit changes.
You can see my Maternity Packages Here
DO I NEED TO PAY A DEPOSIT?
Option 1 - Once off payment for full session
Option 2 - Three (3) Months interest free installments with PAYJUSTNOW - Your 1st payment will be at the time of making the booking , the next payment the following month and the final payment the month their after.
3 MONTH PAYMENT DOES NOT HAVE TO BE COMPLETED BY THE DATE OF YOUR SESSION.
HOW LONG WILL EDITING TAKE?
Editing usually takes 3-4 Weeks. Once I have finished I will send you a link to your Private online gallery with your password to view your images.
HOW DO WE RECEIVE OUR IMAGES?
All our Packages include high-resolution digital files that we will send to your via a password protected online gallery for you to download and save.
No prints are included.
WHERE IS YOUR STUDIO?
Our studio is located in Brackenfell servicing Cape Town and its surrounds.
HOW DO WE BOOK A SESSION?
You can book your session online right here on our website.
CAN I TALK TO YOU OVER THE PHONE?
As I am mostly in studio busy creating magical memories I am a email correspondence studio only.
All your questions can be emailed and I will get back to you as soon as I am back in the office.