At Happy Chick Photography, we LOVE pregnant bellies!
Your maternity session is about feeling deeply at ease and letting go of any anxieties or judgement. During your session, you'll find everything else falls away, except for a new and beautiful appreciation for yourself, and a lasting connection to the miracle of carrying a child.
Maternity photos are best done 4-6 weeks prior to your due date (but we can do them anytime you wish). We also can book your newborn photos as well and have special pricing for our Belly and Baby Program. Click here for more info.
We are proud to have been awarded one of the "Best Maternity Photographers in Overland Park, KS" by Expertise in both 2017 and 2018! As well as being featured by BloggerLocal in their list of "10 Best Kansas City Newborn Photographers."
Maternity session fee in studio or outdoors in one location: $75
(What's the difference? See FAQ)
Package pricing start at $250 and details can be found HERE.
(Note: Session fees are for photographers time and talent and do not apply toward package pricing. They are due to hold your spot on the calendar. The session fee is refundable if cancelled within 48 hours of the scheduled appointment and can always be rescheduled at no additional cost.
If baby comes early, the session fee can be applied toward the newborn session.
Pregnancy sessions usually take about an hour.
Pregnancy sessions are best between 7-8 months. Please plan ahead and schedule at least 3-4 weeks before.
Your significant other and children are always welcome to participate in the session at no extra charge.
Nudity is a personal option and is available in any session in the most discreet nature.
Please call the studio for our prints, canvases, books and other pricing needs that are not covered on our Pricing page..
Belly & Baby Program
THE $120 BELLY AND BABY PROGRAM enrollment covers the session fees for both the Maternity and Newborn Sessions (STUDIO ONLY).
PLUS you get 10% off your orders from each of your sessions.
The $120 enrollment is due to reserve your time on the calendar and does not apply to any orders. This is 100% refundable if cancelled within 48 hours of the initial scheduled session. After the first session is completed, no partial or full refund is available. Minimum package orders are $250 for each session. You can see detailed pricing here.
WE NOW HAVE A BABY'S FIRST YEAR PROGRAM! CLICK HERE FOR DETAILS.
Frequently Asked Questions
HOW FAR IN ADVANCE SHOULD I SCHEDULE MY NEWBORN SESSION?
I can book up a month or so in advance (especially during the busy times (late summer, fall, and around holidays). Please call to book your session while you are still pregnant (about 2 months before your due date). I only book one newborn session a day, so I have limited availability. When you call, we will guess on a date and get that on the calendar. Once baby arrives we will confirm that time or move the session date/time as necessary.
IF YOUR BABY HAS ALREADY ARRIVED, call ASAP to check our schedule. I may be able to squeeze you in.
HOW FAR IN ADVANCE SHOULD I SCHEDULE MY MATERNITY SESSION?
Maternity sessions are best taken around 30 to 33 weeks of pregnancy. Make sure you contact us to schedule your session at least 3 weeks prior to that to make sure I can fit you in.
HOW LONG WILL MY SESSION LAST?
A typical maternity session usually takes about 45 minutes to an hour and allows time for clothing changes. We can also include your significant other and children, if you choose.
If you are doing the Belly and Baby program, the newborn session can last 1.5 to 2 hours.
DO YOU PROVIDE OUTFITS?
We have some wraps you are welcome to, but please plan on bringing your own outfits. If using my wraps, please bring a nude colored, strapless bra if you have one. You can bring casual outfits, such as a button-up shirt that we can unbutton to expose the belly. If you will be in a dress, please make sure it is a tight fitting one so we can see that round belly.
If you are wanting to do silhouettes, you might want to bring a well fitting bra that doesn't have any lace or ribbon that may show in your profile. The same with undies.
Nudity is always an option and always discreet.
DO YOU PROVIDE PROPS?
The props I like to use are personal ones, so you'll need to provide those. Things like baby shoes, ultrasound photos, or heirloom rattles, etc., all work great!
If you are doing the Belly and Baby Program, I'll have all the baskets, wraps, and things we'll need for the newborn session, but you are welcome to bring personal items to that session as well (family heirlooms, special blanket grandma made, etc.).
WHAT ELSE SHOULD I THINK ABOUT?
Manicured hands are helpful as we may be doing closeups of hands on belly. This applies to dad's too! Please look at his nails prior to the shoot to remove any paint, dirt under nails. etc.
Also, be aware of elastic waistbands prior to the maternity session! If we are photographing an exposed belly, you won't want an elastic line across the middle.
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