BOOKING YOUR MATERNITY SESSION
My photography style focuses on capturing natural beauty and candid moments. During your session I give lots of guidance and suggestions based on what will look best, but my hope is to capture your natural reaction to those suggestions and your reaction to your partner (and children, if applicable) and to turn your special moments into art you can proudly hang on your walls or display on an album.
Water is a big element of my work and most of my clients end up in at least waist-deep water, so come prepared to leave wet and with amazing ocean (or river) images.
Full underwater shots are an option and can be incorporated into your session when booking Package 02. Shooting underwater will depend on water clarity and swells. From May to October we'll shoot on the North Shore or West Side. From November to April underwater sessions are extremely limited and will be held if the Winter swells allow.
Please select what type of photography package best fits your budget and the experience you're looking for, then contact me so we can start planning your session!
*A $200 fee is required as non-refundable deposit to book and reserve my services - and it's applied towards your package total. The remaining balance is due on the week of your shoot.
PACKAGE 01 // $700
40 MINUTE SESSION WITH SOPHIA
NORTH SHORE LOCATION
30 HI-RES DIGITAL IMAGES
ONLINE GALLERY WITH DIGITAL DOWNLOAD
*underwater not available due to time constraints
PACKAGE 02 // $900
THE CRUISING OAHU
1 1/2 HOUR SESSION WITH SOPHIA
ANY OAHU LOCATION
50+ HI-RES DIGITAL IMAGES
ONLINE GALLERY WITH DIGITAL DOWNLOAD
OPTIONAL UNDERWATER SHOTS
PACKAGE 03 // $1400
THE MEMORY KEEPER
EVERYTHING IN PACKAGE 02
8X8 LAYFLAT STORYBOOK ALBUM WITH ECOLOGICALLY FRIENDLY COVER OPTIONS
READY for YOUR maternity session?
PLEASE EMAIL SOPHIA AT firstname.lastname@example.org OR text (808)781-4677
How far in advance should I book?
Because I work with many families that come to Oahu on vacation and babymoon, I am constantly booking year round. The sooner you get in my calendar the better! So don't wait too long to contact me, but if you made a last minute decision, please contact me asap and I'll do my best to fit you in.
Do you pose us?
I make suggestions on where to stand or sit based on your dynamic and on what will look best based on lighting and scenery, but I definitely stay away from traditional maternity poses that we see on Pinterest. My ultimate goal is to capture a real and organic reaction to my suggestions and to create unique images that reflect YOU and your growing family.
I want to try underwater shots but also want those beautiful beach shots, can we do both?
Yes, we can. That's why I limit underwater shots to the full hour shoot. We pick a location where I know will work for underwater and that will also work for dry beach shots. Usually I reserve the first 30 minutes for land shots and then we jump in the water.
I can't swim, can I still do underwater shots?
But I won't risk our safety and take you out on my favorite deep spots, so no full underwater shots unfortunately. We can get shots of you in shallow water, either sitting, kneeling or even diving down if you can do that without holding your nose.
What's the best spot for our session?
There are so many amazing places in Oahu and we will decide together where the best place for your session is. Beach sessions are very popular, but we also have mountains and jungle-like scenery, rivers and waterfalls.
What's the best time for our session?
I shoot at sunrise or an hour before sunset. The exact time will depend on what time the sun will be rising or setting.
What should we wear?
I always recommend flowing fabrics for women and girls. Don't be scared to wear color! Men and boys are usually easier to dress and solid colors are great. I am more than happy to help with wardrobe choice and will recommend some of my favorite styles and shops, especially for maternity sessions. For underwater, a bikini and boardshorts will do. If you want to have a dress on I suggest something very light so that it won't get heavy once wet.
When do we get our photos?
I edit each image individually and by hand in Photoshop and I am also a full time mom, with that in mind, galleries can take up to 4 weeks to be delivered when I'm at my busiest. I do send plenty of fully edited preview shots straight to your phone within a few days of your shoot.
Do you photoshop?
I don't do any crazy photoshopping on my images... meaning, what I get on camera that day will be the reality of your portraits. No made-up skies and non of that "please make me look thin" sort of thing. I truly believe that every single person is beautiful just the way they are! And that if you're looking for a photoshopped version of your family, sadly, I am not the photographer for you.
Can I print my photos?
Absolutely! A print release is included in all photo packages. I also suggest the best places to get your images printed.
Who has the time to print photos? Can I just print through you?
Absolutely! If you're one of those people who lets their beautiful images sit on a hard drive forever, I offer a package that includes an awesome 8x8 album. I am also working with a local craftsman to offer hand made wood frames that will come with printed photos!