I specialize in fine art maternity, using studio lighting, wraps, couture gowns and fine art retouching techniques. The only studio in Richmond that offers this type of maternity photography.
I also offer more traditional maternity portraits in studio and outdoor as well as nude, maternity boudoir and implied nude.
Please book early, Saturday appointment book up 12 weeks in advance.
Maternity session's are best conducted between 28 and 32 weeks. A pre- consultation is provided to discuss style and location. I provide maternity sessios in my comfortable studio for clean, artistic images utilizing specially made maternity gowns and drapes. Or sessions can take place at an outdoor location. I have several private and semi private outdoor location's that I utilize. Significant other and children are always welcome.
Please inform me of any restriction's that you may be on or limitation's. Maternity session's last for about an hour but we can take as many breaks as you need. I always bring water and snacks and please be sure to drink plenty of fluids before and after your session.
If you are on restriction's , lifestyle maternity session's can be safely done at your home. I hate for you miss this remarkable and memorable time.
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before your session...
An in person, phone or skype consultation to discuss style and location. Session's can take place at my comfortable , fully equipped studio or an outdoor location. Wardrobe suggestion's provided and I have over 20 different maternity gowns and wraps. We will discuss how clothed or unclothed you would like. Nude and semi nude maternity is done in the studio. I will give you clothing suggestions and send you a detailed brochure.
during your session...
Maternity session's last approximately 1 hour. I do transitional posing, incorporating multiple poses with you by yourself and also with family members. I will start with you and your children, then family and finish with just you. I utilize natural light and studio light to obtain beautiful lighting and effect. I assist you with posing to highlight your figure and beauty. Poses with family will be more traditional and poses with just you will be more artistic, modern but classic. I rarely use props with maternity, because it's all about the "belly" and your relationship with your family.
after the shoot
I will edit and prepare your images for you to view. I will choose "artist favorite" and may do some creative edits for your consideration. Approximately 2 weeks after your portrait session , your images will be ready for you to view. Your ordering session can take place at my studio or at your home, which is very convenient for new parents. I will personally guide you through the ordering process and help you select your favorite images. I will be able to recommend sizes , products and finishes based on your personal style and decor. I do all my own design work and will get your input into any album designs and collages. I have special software to show you how your images will look displayed on your wall. I also have samples for you to see and touch. After the viewing session, your images will be posted in a personal, password protected web gallery to share with friends and family. If you choose one of my popular custom collages , image boxes or albums, I will send you a mock- up for your approval before ordering. 100% satisfaction and no surprises.
Your custom art work will be hand delivered to your door, presented in boutique packaging.
A 250.00 non-refundable retainer is required to book and hold your portrait session date and time. The remaining balance is due the day of your session. Session may be rescheduled when given considerate notice. I know things come up. Retainer will be applied to new date. No shows forfeit retainer. A signed contract is required to commission photography session. I would love to showcase your portrait's on my website and facebook for advertising, and a signed model consent will be required, however, I always respect you privacy and will not share without your consent.
Payment for products and portraits is due at the time of ordering and non refundable once ordered due to the custom nature of products.
I accept credit cards, cash, and payment plans.
If you need to reschedule your session please try to give me 48 hours notice. I know things come up unexpectedly but, please be considerate of my time. If you would be placed on restriction's or go into labor early, your retainer will be applied to a future session: Fresh 48, Newborn, milestone or lifestyle family session.
By hiring Kimberly Hise for your portraits, you understand that Kimberly Hise Photography, LLC owns the copyright to all images taken during the session. All images are copyrighted and it is illegal to duplicate, scan, screen capture, or download your images in any way ( plus it's just not nice).
Images taken by Kimberly Hise may not be altered, re- edited or manipulated in any way.