Creating a Stress Free & Enjoyable Maternity Session

mama to be on beach

Stress Free Maternity Session

My ultimate goal as a maternity photographer is to not only produce stunning images, but to also provide an enjoyable and stress free maternity session. For this reason, a maternity portrait session with Michelle Popp Photography is designed to create a luxury experience for you and your family from beginning to end.

Personalized Styling & Client Wardrobe Collection

Hands down, choosing what to wear is the most stressful part of photos. I take the stress away by styling my clients in the perfect wardrobe. All clients have access to my beautiful client wardrobe collection taking pressure off of them to find something to wear. I have carefully curated wardrobe with maternity clients in mind knowing what will photograph beautifully; soft colors, delicate textures, beautiful details, and a perfect fit to compliment and accentuate a growing belly.  

curated dresses in Client Wardrobe Collection

Slow Down, Relax, and Soak it All In 

More often than not, couples expecting a baby are extremely busy. Meticulously planning for their little one’s arrival if it’s their first, chasing around and taking care of another little one if it’s their second, third, or fourth…I strongly believe that in order to capture raw emotions and love, I have to help clients slow down and relax.

I always remind clients at the start of the session that the whole purpose of the maternity session is not only to create beautiful images, but to be fully present in the moment and connect with each another with no distractions. Forget about everything else for that hour and just be present. It’s about soaking in those last moments together when it is just the two of you, or those last moments before your family of three becomes a family of four. It’s about being present in this moment before your world is forever changed and you soon forget what this prior life was like.

I recently had a client who was pregnant with her second baby boy say to me during her maternity session, “This is so nice to enjoy this time together as a family and really connect before we become a busy family of four. This is the first time I have actually been able to slow down and really soak in this moment.” That made my heart sing! THIS is a huge part of my passion of photography; and if a mama-to-be can be present and embrace this short time with me, it will forever be alive for her in the moments I capture.

dad kissing mom to be on forehead in maternity photo

Day of Pampering With Professional Hair & Make-up

Pregnant mamas deserve to be pampered, especially the day of their session. I offer hair & make-up services to all clients. The artists I partner with specialize in enhancing your natural beauty to make you look & feel gorgeous in front of the camera. She travels to your home the day of the session making it super convenient.

Hair & Make-up artist doing client's make-up

Heirloom Artwork

I make it so easy to enjoy your beautiful images so they don’t only make an appearance on social media for a day or sit their on your computer. After your session we meet for an ordering appointment where you will view your images in print for the first time and choose the heirloom artwork you love.

heirloom album

Ready to book your maternity or newborn session?  I typically book 2-3 months in advance, but sometimes I have last minute availability. Contact me for more details or to begin planning your portrait session today!

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  • maryHow lucky your clients are to have this closet to choose from!  Beautiful.ReplyCancel

  • AnnaMakes for a relaxed and enjoyable session for sure. So glad you are offering this to your clientsReplyCancel


michelle's photography style is composed of capturing emotion-filled images in soft & neutral tones. her use of natural light with simple, authentic beauty allows your family love and bond to capture the focus.

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