There’s so much to love about being a photographer, and at Red Bridge, meeting new people is one of the most fun things we do. Some of our favorites are the newest people on the planet: sweet babies and their moms.
A maternity session with us is more of a celebration – one where we find the beauty in that belly and make you feel like a star. After all, consider what you’re about to give the world! For your maternity session, we’ll spend an hour or so (depending on your comfort) shooting at your favorite location, be it a college campus for your future Tarheel, a downtown area for the soon-to-be Durham resident, or anywhere else in the Triangle. We also offer the studio for some special maternity shots as well or you can do a combination of studio and on-location.
It is important to book your Maternity session early. We aim for the the session to happen late in your 6th month through 7th month of pregnancy. To book your maternity session, please email email@example.com to start the conversation about your session and what we can do to make it special!
And then there are the babies. We love, LOVE newborns at Red Bridge, and to better serve them (and their parents), we opened a new studio in March 2013 just for our smallest friends. The studio room just down the hall from Rebecca’s office is ready and waiting – we have a ton of props, blankets, hats, bows, ties, and all the things that emphasize just how beautiful these babies are. Consistent lighting and carefully planned setups make these sessions easy and peaceful.
If the studio isn’t your thing, let us bring our equipment to your house. We can provide backdrops and props, just like in the studio, or we can shoot around the house, using the spaces that are familiar to you and your family. This is a good option for new moms who need a little more time to recover after delivery, or for families with older siblings who might need a snack break or some toy time while the newest family member gets his or her time in front of the lens.
Before the session, we’ll talk about your taste in photos – crystal clear, black and white, or more “modern vintage” tinting and color effects. Your family will receive a USB with all the photos in clear color, and a selection in various color treatments; if you like the effects but would prefer them applied to a different photo, just let us know which one and we’ll make the edits and send you a new file. Plan to schedule your session for a two to three-hour period; however, if baby is feeling very cooperative, it might take less time. If he or she isn’t quite ready for their close-up, it might take just a bit longer or we may have to re-visit you on another day. We’re flexible!
Either one you choose, studio or in home newborn sessions are very, very time sensitive. That being said, to get on the Red Bridge Newborns calendar, please email firstname.lastname@example.org ASAP to let us know of your interest. We will use your due date as the anticipated date of your session however they rarely ever occur on the original day that we thought. Once your little one has arrived and sometime in that period of the first 1-2 days of life, call me or send me an email and I will get you scheduled for your session within a few days.