Photographing Portraits in Kelowna and the Okanagan – babies & bellies

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I love to photograph growing bellies and newborn babies and that is why I offer my clients a package that includes both sessions.

Prenatal photography is a growing trend for new moms and an event well worth photographing. This time goes by so quickly and speaking from experience – it is something that is hard to remember without images to bring you back. Babies grow so quickly and the newborn stage is so precious. After only a month or two parent’s are shocked by how much they grow and the newborn stage, unless photographed is hard to recall.

It’s these reasons that I explain to my clients why it’s so important to have me there as soon after the baby arrives as possible.

When I am doing prenatal photography I recommend doing it within the 8th calendar month of the pregnancy. I find that it’s during this time that mom is still feeling good and her belly is still at a size where posing for shots is comfortable. Either on location or in my studio – I look for beautiful light and interesting compositions. It’s important that both compliment my subject and make them look as great as possible.

Baby photography is always a bit more challenging as I always go by the baby’s schedule which can be very unpredictable! I never schedule less than 2 hours for the shoot and work hard to get a big variety of shots. I include details of the baby’s room, baby awake, baby sleeping, baby eating, family groupings, siblings, toys, and anything I can find in the home that represents a new born baby.

I always look for new and interesting elements when doing prenatal and baby photography so that my work is always fresh and inspiring.

Aviva Studios – Kelowna wedding and portrait photographer / photography serving the Okanagan region including Kelowna, Vernon, Lake Country, Penticton, Kamloops, Peachland, Summerland, Osoyoos and more!