You feel the flutters. The excitement of what's to come. The connection between you and baby. Celebrate this special time with a beautiful styled maternity session with Teena Whitmore Portraits. I will create a one-of-a-kind experience for you, with beautiful images to treasure.
I want the absolute best for my clients. Meet with me prior to your New Orleans maternity session to plan out all the details that will make your session perfect. Are you looking for an outdoor session in Audubon Park, or would you rather pop in for something glamorous in my Magazine Street studio? Maybe even a romantic maternity milk bath? You can even choose from a large selection of couture gowns from my collection, in a variety of styles and colors to fit and flatter every shape and size. Whatever you are dreaming, I've got you covered.
Have questions? See the maternity session FAQ below.
The earlier the better, but definitely during your 2nd trimester. This gives us plenty of time to plan and customize your dream pregnancy session without adding stress on you.
The best time to photograph your beautiful belly is between the 28th and 32nd week of pregnancy. At this point, you have a gorgeous bump, are absolutely glowing, and aren't too tired to enjoy a day of pampering and glamour.
A full maternity and motherhood session is approximately 1 to 1 1/2 hours long. This is your time to shine and celebrate the life growing inside you. I'm here to handle all the details and make your session an exceptional experience that you enjoy. I'll walk you through every pose and position. I'll arrange and plan everything for you - all you have to do is show up ready for some fun! I'll even have snacks and beverages.
Prior to your session, we'll meet either in person or via telephone/zoom to discuss all the hopes and dreams you have. We'll decide on wardrobe, and you can even choose something from the couture closet. About 1 week after your session, we'll meet again for your ordering appointment. I'll be there the whole time to help you choose your images and artwork. No pressure, just help. You will place and pay for your selections during this appointment, choosing only the photos that you love (but there will be lots of them). Then I'll order your prints, wall art, and/or albums and let you know when they arrive!
Of course! Whether you want to be the mother of dragons or an elegant princess, I can create it. We will talk about all your ideas in your design appointment and create a game plan to move forward. Dream big - we can do it!
Yes! Pamper yourself as much as possible for your session. You want to feel confident and beautiful. Book a visit to your favorite stylist, or let me arrange one for you. A professional makeup artist knows how to do your makeup so you look your best in photos. Since your hands will be showing in the majority of your photos, you might also want to consider a fresh manicure.
Absolutely and I encourage it! While this session is ultimately about you and your baby's connection, it is a great time to capture the excitement your partner and other children are experiencing as well. If you are bringing your other children along to your session it is always a good idea to make plans for someone else to bring them and/or pick them up once they are finished. That way you don't have to worry about keeping them entertained and you can enjoy stress-free individual photos.
I know from experience that pregnancy can be stressful, and adding a professional maternity session can seem like just one more thing on a never-ending to do list. But truthfully, it can be stress free. You deserve to celebrate this incredible time in your life. A maternity session is the perfect reminder of the strength, power, and beauty of your body during your pregnancy. Capture the connection between you and baby and create a lasting, life long set of memories for the both of you.
Whatever your style, the studio has a large selection of luxurious handmade albums, print boxes, and stunning wall art available to choose from. You can see samples of everything during your design and ordering appointments. Print options are archival and made to last for generations. Unfortunately, digital images are temporary and do not withstand the test of time. The ultimate solution - each image you purchase comes with a print AND digital version, so you get the best of both worlds!
4432 Magazine Street - 2nd Floor
New Orleans, LA 70115
Serving the Greater New Orleans area, Mandeville,
Baton Rouge, Covington, and the Gulf South.
Available for travel sessions throughout the world.