Maternity Package Information

 Studio Session - $350+tax.........................Outdoor Session - $425+tax 

Maternity sessions take place once your are 28-32 weeks or more along in your pregnancy.  These sessions revolve around the baby bump and are great ways to memorialize this beautiful milestone in your life.  I absolutely love shooting maternity photos and would love to capture your pregnancy glow.

Sessions last about 1-2 hours in our home studio or at the location of your choice.  The session will include unlimited wardrobe changes (we have a growing supply of maternity dresses, tutus and cover-ups), several different poses, and backdrops and setups if in studio.  You are always free to bring any outfits you would like to wear or props you you'd like to use as well.  For significant others we always suggest for them to dress in neutral colors, black, white or grey.  These colors pair very well with our selection of maternity wear.  If you need assistance choosing your clothing for your photo-shoot please don't hesitate to ask us for suggestions, whether you want to be "riskay" with lingerie or if you prefer to be covered up.  Significant others as well as children are welcome to participate.    

We do love to photograph you with your bare belly but if that is something you are not comfortable with we completely understand and will tailor your photography session to your style.  Most of our dresses are strapless so always bring or wear a strapless bra to your session.  If you are looking for something in particular please let us know as soon as possible and if we have time we will do our best to accommodate your request.  

Session includes:

  • Up to 2 hours in studio or on-location for up to 5 people ($25 per additional person)
  • A $100 print credit applied to the minimum order of prints, products and digital images 
  • Unlimited wardrobe changes during session time
  • 20-30 edited and retouched images to choose from for ordering
  • USB with web-sized files of all edited images delivered along with the ordered prints and products,
  • Please note that no digital images will be released until $350+tax minimum purchase is made
  • Web-size files are for archiving and social media/web sharing only, not suitable for printing in any size
  • Ordering session to take place 4-6 weeks after session in our home studio
  • Processing and editing of images, custom product design, order fulfillment
  • Complimentary email or phone consultation to discuss session expectations, pricing and product information
  • Payment plans are available to cover session fess and order total

 


30 Minute Mini Maternity Sessions

Studio $200+tax...................Outdoor $275+tax
{includes 10-15 edited images for ordering} - {prints, products, & digital images sold separately}
| Mini Maternity Session | Pregnancy Announcement Mini | Gender Reveal Mini  Usb included with web-size files of edited images, released after $350+tax minimum purchase | $50 Print Credit |

| Studio Pregnancy Announcement + Gender Reveal....$325+tax | Outdoor Pregnancy Announcement + Gender Reveal.....$475 |


 

Digital Image Upgrade Tier

The table below details how to earn digital image upgrades for your web-sized images.  The more you purchase the more digital images included in your collection are eligible for an upgrade.  You can also receive additional perks based on the total purchase amount after the print credit is applied as well.  All 8x12 digital images come with an 8x10 print release and high resolution digital images come with an unrestricted print release.  Also, 10 or more digital images come on a USB inside a custom usb box, anything less is delivered via a download link.  The upgrade tier is determined by the purchase amount after the print credit is applied.

Purchase Amount Earned Digital Upgrades Additional Perks
$500.00 - $750.99 2 8x12 Digital Image Upgrades ****************
$751.00 - $1,150.99 5 8x12 Digital Image Upgrades 11x14 Mounted Collage
$1,151.00 - $1,550.99 3 High Resolution Digital Image Upgrades w/ unrestricted print release 16x20 Mounted Collage + 2 11x14 Matted Prints & Slideshow
$1,551.00 - 1,999.99 5 High-Resolution Digital Image Upgrades w/ unrestricted print release 16x24 Mounted Collage +  5 11x14 Matted Prints & Slideshow
$2,000.00+ All Edited Digital Images Upgraded to High-Resolution w/ unrestricted print release 16x24 Mounted Collage + 8 11x14 Matted Prints & Slideshow

 | 11x14 Matt has 8x12 print opening | 8x12 Digital Images come with 8x10 print release |


  

Maternity Session FAQs

When is the best time to schedule the session during my pregnancy?

Maternity photos usually take place between 28-36 weeks. This time frame usually puts the belly almost at its biggest which gives us a lot of baby bump to work with. Please feel free to contact me before then and we will schedule the session around this time during you pregnancy. This is definitely a time where bigger is better.

Do I have to show my belly?

Absolutely not, how much belly or skin you show is personal decision that I leave totally up to you.

Are digital files included with our session?

Yes, web-sized digital images are included with the session fee of the edited images and released after minimum order requirement is met.  

Do we have to purchase $450 minus the $100 print credit to meet the $350 minimum order requirement?

No.  You can purchase $350 and then the $100 print credit is applied for a balance of $250+tax remaining.  The $100 print credit is a part of the $350 minimum order requirement.  Clients usually invest between $800-$1,500.

Can we purchase single or multiple images in an upgraded size?

Yes, you can purchase the upgraded digital file of any image.  Digital files are sold in an 8x12 digital image file size and as a full size high resolution file.  An 8x10 print release, which allows printing up to size 8x10, is included for 8x12 digital images and an unrestricted print release, which allows printing up to any size, is included with high-resolution digital images.

What happens after my session?

The same day that we hold your session we will begin to process your images. Within 36 hours we will post a sneak peek to Facebook for you to view. Then about 4-6 weeks after your session your images will be complete and we can schedule the in-studio reveal/ordering session. 

What is the best time of day to photograph?

Early morning (7:00am-9:00am) or late afternoon about 2 and a half hours before sunset is the optimal time to photograph.  The lighting at these times is usually the best depending on whether there is overcast.  Midday sessions are an option but if the sun is extremely bright a location with several shaded areas would be best.  If you are looking for somewhere open, like a field, then sunset or sunrise is highly recommended.  We are always open to suggest locations for the best possible lighting.     

How do I schedule an appointment?

If we are the right fit for you please contact us by email at info@cocoinspirations.com or by phone 919.995.5515, so we can discuss your session.  Email is always the best way to contact me.  Once a date is agreed upon the online portrait photography contract and model release will be emailed to you to fill out and pay the non-refundable retainer fee.  Each session requires a $150 non-refundable retainer fee to book your date.  The remaining balance is due 14 days prior to the session date.  Once a date and time is agreed upon, the non-refundable retainer fee, signed contract and model release is due within 36 hours.  

What happens in the case of rain, snow or inclement weather?

We hope that Mother Nature cooperates with our schedule but unfortunately this is not always the case.  If the weather is not favorable we will cancel and reschedule for a future date.  Inclement weather also includes extreme heat or cold as well.  If we are unable to reschedule the appointment, non-refundable retainers are usable for up to 6 months from the original scheduled session date.