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Dallas, Texas Maternity Photographer | How to plan your maternity session ?


Plano, Texas Pregnancy Photoshoot
An image from Alysha's maternity session by Shutter Surprise, Dallas Maternity photography

When do you do the maternity session?

I highly suggest doing maternity sessions when you're 31-33 weeks. Because it's the best time to show that nice and big baby bump while still being able to move, pose and change into multiple outfits.


When is the best time to book maternity?

The best time to book your maternity session is in the First or Second trimester. It is never too early, in my opinion. Due to high demand, I usually book 2-3 months in advance. Even if you think it's too late to book, it never hurts to reach out. Sometimes I have unexpected openings. I also only accept a limited number of clients per month to ensure everyone gets the experience they deserve.

Do you do in-studio or outdoor maternity sessions /

I do both in-studio and outdoor sessions. I know a few amazing and secret locations, if that's what you like. We can go discuss those during your phone-consultation after the booking is made.



Dallas, Texas Maternity and Newborn Photography
Absolutely stunning image captured by Shutter Surprise, Dallas Maternity Photography

How many outfits and setups do I get?

I do up to 5 different outfits in one maternity session and multiple backdrops. This doesn't include the outdoors.

Can we do both Indoor and Outdoor Maternity Sessions?

Yes, you can definitely do both sessions. Session fees may vary.

Does the Session fee include any digitals?

Digitals and products are sold separately. The session fee includes:

  • Your spot.

  • Refreshments.

  • Access to my professional-client closet.

  • Up to five gowns.

  • 2 hour shooting time.

  • Parents/sibling shots.

  • Styling and guidance.

  • Your ordering session.

Do you provide outfits?

Yes, we have a great collection of maternity gowns, silks, and matching accessories you can use during the session. You will be able to try on any dresses you like. You get to choose up to five outfits.



Dallas, Texas Maternity and Newborn photography
Cutest Couple portrait captured by Shutter Surprise, Plano, Texas Maternity Photographer

Do you provide Hair and Makeup?

You can add on our in-studio hair and makeup service with a little extra fee. Our HMUA is the best in town and will make you feel and look fabulous.

On the day of your Maternity Sessions

This day is all about celebrating you and your family. Spouse and children are welcome to be part of the session. We will start with choosing dresses while you get your hair and makeup done. The session may take up to 2 hours or longer if you opt for both indoor and outdoor sessions.

Dallas, Texas outdoor maternity photoshoot
Beautiful outdoor maternity session

What is the reveal and ordering Session?

I will present you with a slideshow with all the final images. This is my most favorite part; I love watching the biggest smiles and blushing faces of my clients while watching the reveal videos. We specialize in wall art, digital images, and keepsake packages; you can choose your favorite product to showcase your photos. I will professionally help you to determine the perfect art for your beautiful homes.



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Dallas, Maternity Photographer

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