christina claire

Maybe your road to pregnancy was a long one, maybe it took you by surprise, or maybe it was filled with seemingly endless medical appointments (hi, it's me!).  Either way, you deserve beautiful portraits of this fleeting time.  I promise to show you how beautiful you are, no matter how not-beautiful you may feel.  And just think - one day, in the not so distant future, your sweet baby is going to love looking back at photos of when they were "in mommy's belly". 

Everyone has a story worth celebrating

nj maternity 
photographer

I can't wait to tell yours.

Sentimental.

Joyful.

Timeless.

Rooted in a desire to freeze your most precious moments so that you can share them for years to come. 

the PROCESS

Let's chat! Fill out the contact form, or send an email to hello@christinaclairephoto.com, and we can find the perfect date for your session.  I'll share location ideas, as well as a portrait session planning guide that includes plenty of tips on choosing outfits and preparing your kids for our session.  A signed contract, brief questionnaire, and deposit are required to hold your date on my calendar. 


I'll be in touch the morning of our session to confirm that we are going ahead as scheduled.  I leave extra room in my schedule to allow for rescheduling due to rain, wind, snow, or heavily overcast days.  Please arrive to your session a few minutes early - this leaves plenty of time to find parking, change diapers, and adjust everyone's outfits before we start!  

Your images will be delivered approximately two weeks after your session, in a secure online gallery.  Each image is hand-edited in a light & airy, true-to-life editing style.  You can download your images to your phone and computer, and your gallery will stay active for two months.

01. pre-session

03. your memories

02. Session day!

IN-HOME

hudson county, nj

GALLERY 03

CROSS ESTATE GARDENS

Bernardsville, NJ

GALLERY 02

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hoboken, nj

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FEATURED MATERNITY GALLERIES

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FAQ: maternity sessions


Maternity sessions typically take place between 27 and 34 weeks of pregnancy.  Reach out as soon as you are comfortable, and we can get your date on the calendar!


When should I schedule my maternity session?

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Long, flowy dresses work really well for moms-to-be!  Dresses are flattering, comfortable, and photograph beautifully.  Look for clothing in lighter, neutral colors (cream, greys, camel, muted blues, greens and blush) as they photograph better than darker, bolder colors.  Upon booking, I provide a portrait planning guide and Pinterest boards to help with wardrobe inspiration!


What should I wear for my maternity session?

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Maternity sessions take place outdoors or in the comfort of your own home.  For outdoor sessions, we will start approximately 1.5 hours prior to sunset, or within the hour of sunrise, to make sure that you are photographed in the best light.  For in-home sessions, I recommend starting at 9:30 or 10:00 a.m., but this may change depending on the natural light in your home.


When and where will my session take place?

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Of course! Your husband or partner, and any big sisters or brothers-to-be are more than welcome to join us!  I love documenting your whole family right before you add a new member.  Four-legged friends are also welcome!


Do maternity sessions include partners and children?

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Absolutely.  I don't know anyone who's totally comfortable in front of the camera, unless you are a professional model.  I promise I'll tell you exactly where to stand and what to do with your hands.  And in my experience - by the end of our shoot, you'll actually be *enjoying* yourself! 


I'm awkward in front of the camera.  Will you help us pose?

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INQUIRE NOW →

CLASSIC MATERNITY SESSION:  $325
Includes a portrait session planning guide,
60 minute photo session, 
and 35+ images delivered in a secure, online gallery.

SEASONAL MINI SESSIONS
Includes a 15 minute photo session, and 10 images delivered in a secure, online gallery. 
Mini sessions are only offered in
the Spring and Fall, please check @christinaclairephotography on Instagram
or inquire below for updated details.


CLASSIC MATERNITY SESSION:  $325
Includes a portrait session planning guide, 60 minute photo session, 
and 35+ images delivered in a secure, online gallery.

SEASONAL MINI SESSIONS
Includes a 15 minute photo session, and 10 images delivered in a secure, online gallery. 
Mini sessions are only offered in the Spring and Fall, 
please check @christinaclairephotograph on Instagram or inquire below for updated details.


the INVESTMENT

Ready to take the next step?

Whether your expecting your first baby or wrangling a family of five, I'd love to document this season of life for your family.  Reach out by clicking the link below, or sending an email to hello@christinaclairephoto.com -  I can't wait to hear from you!

Let's freeze a moment in time

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