Maternity sessions are booked together with newborn sessions, include parent & siblings, and are styled sessions with the focus on your pregnant form .  I have  maternity gowns, body suits and draping fabrics available to use for your session.  Maternity sessions can take place in my Troy, Michigan studio or at an outdoor location in Metro Detroit area.  Session styling is included in your session to achieve the final look you desire.


A session agreement and invoice to pay session retainer will be sent to you via email.  Sessions are scheduled after the session agreement and session retainer is received.  Your maternity session date is then scheduled  and your newborn session is tentatively scheduled on my calendar about 1 week after your due date.  Final session date is chosen once you share your baby has arrived.  Maternity sessions are best done between 32-36 weeks.  Studio newborn sessions take place in my Troy, Michigan studio and is best between the ages of 7-21 days.  Booking during your 2nd trimester is recommended to ensure availability on my schedule.


My maternity gown guide will be sent to you and wardrobe styling will be provided to help pick the best outfits for your session! In person styling appointments are encouraged for maternity sessions, if your schedule allows.  Props, wraps, headbands, bonnets, etc, specific to newborn photography, are all provided. Consumer grade prop purchases are not recommended.  Studio gowns are available for parent portraits. You will receive A Parent Prep Guide to prepare you and your newborn for his/her first portrait session, along with a Wardrobe Guide with tips and links to actual stores I recommend for easy ordering & our new Styling Tool to help pick outfits and links to order.


Skin retouching, such as blemish removal and tone correction is included to give skin a natural, polished look to the images you choose.  Additional editing should be discussed in advance of your final product creation.

“Melissa helped me choose the best gown for my maternity session and she made me feel like a queen! I have never liked photos of myself and she guided me with posing and reassured me throughout the photo session. She even made my husband smile!"
Brittany L.

 I would love to tell you more about the experience you will have with your session with Melissa Anne Photography!

Contact me to book your newborn session experience or to set up a consultation

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