Simple Sophisticationmaternity photographer Charlotte NC

Frequently asked Maternity Questions

"People are still telling me that my maternity photos looked like they came from a Vogue editorial,"

"The wardrobe options she has for the maternity and newborn shoot are vast and I feel like she has something for everyone. I really liked the option of having photos both inside and outside for my maternity shoot and that was something that made her stand out in my search. If you are looking for a photographer for your maternity, newborn or family photos - you have found her! She is worth every penny." ~Ashley Cumberbatch

expecting mother sitting outside in late evening sun
When should I schedule my maternity session?

Most expecting moms have a gorgeous round bump at 32 weeks pregnant. They still feel well enough

to pose for me and usually don't have much swelling. But the real answer is whenever your ready.

Most Clients schedule 3-5 months in advance. I reserve a limited amount of clients per month to

accommodate newborns and weather. Occasionally I will have a last min appt available and have photographed maternity pictures on a mothers due date.


What if it rains the day of my photography session?

I wish I could control Mother Nature :) We can go into the studio or reschedule your session for another

date. We could also embrace the weather. I love wind and fog in a session!

Do you know of any great locations for outdoor photoshoots near Charlotte?

YES! The NicCole studio has 130 acres of gorgeous areas to shoot in. We have a pond, apple orchard, fields of tall grass, walking paths and a vintage tub that sits beneath a large pear tree. We jump on my golf cart and chase the sunlight!

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What if my baby doesn't sleep for their baby photos?

Plenty of babies don't sleep for their session. I will send you over a newborn prep sheet to help you set your

baby up for sleepy shots. But, if baby is awake just expect a lot of adorable wide eyed images of that adorable face.

Do digital files come with the session? Are they high resolution?

You, betcha! I realize that todays clients want the digital images. Clients choose their images and those images are fully edited and returned via download. You will also get a NicCole Photography USB to store your memories on. I am also going to give you an app that makes sharing your photos to social media, friends and family easy! Pssst...and those digital files are high resolution so you can print that gorgeous piece of wall art.


Do the maternity sessions include maternity gowns?

Maternity sessions include 3 maternity gowns/dresses. We have over 100 mate rnity gowns in the studio closet. We have couture gowns from popular maternity designers. We have dresses from Anthropologie,

Boho Shed, Jen's Pirate Booty and Baltic Born. Most gowns stretch to accommodate several sizes.

Can I do both studio and outdoors in the same session?

You sure can! Thats the beauty of NicCole Photography for pregnant moms. We can step just outside the studio and be in several locations within a few steps or golf cart ride.

new parents with their newborn son
When should I schedule my baby's newborn session?

Baby's are scheduled on their due date and we firm that date up once baby has arrived. Most clients schedule 2-4 months in advance. Occasioanlly I will have a last min appt available. The studio has a large collection of newborn props and nursing gowns for baby and family sessions.


How old should my baby be for their newborn photoshoot?

Most babies are between 5-14 days old. However, I have photographed babies at 4 weeks old for their newborn photos. Educating parents on what to expect at different newborn stages is key. My newborn posing is very much lead by your baby. Safety is top priority and I am a master newborn photographer. What that means is not only are you going to get beautiful images but I also have completed baby safety courses.


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Some expecting moms prefer a smaller bump others prefer a full round bump.I think 32-34 weeks is a sweet spot. Moms feel well enough to pose and ankles typically aren't swollen.

If your time and my schedule allows we will reschedule or photograph in the studio. We can also embrace the weather...I love a misty fog or wind. It adds an emotive feel to the images.

You sure can! That's the beauty of NicCole Photography for pregnant moms. We can step just outside the studio and be in several locations within a few steps or golf cart ride.

Our outdoor studio is on 130+ private acres that include tall grassy fields, a pond, an apple orchard, a barn, horses, tree swings, walking paths and beautiful golden light. Its great for moms who dont exactly want an audience of onlookers that may be at the park.

Mothers can borrow three gowns from our large selection. You can also bring your own. We do three outfit changes for moms.

Our gowns are stretchy to accommodate many different bump sizes. We also build couture gowns on moms, how fun is that?

You, betcha! Maternity sessions include 20 digital files that you choose 3 days after your photoshoot in the comfort of your home. You can also purchase additional images and products. They are high resolution images and they come with a print release that allows you to use them however you like for personal use.

Absolutely, they are also apart of this journey and story we call family. And, as a bonus I'll include a link to help easily pull together clothing for family to keep everything cohesive.

Of course! I have spent 15+ years posing expecting mothers. My maternity portraits are all about posing, great lighting and a bit of polishing in post. YEESS! I've got you!

There is and it does apply to your full balance. It is $200.

Oh, I was that momma on bedrest. We just slide that retainer fee down to another session.

Yes, Im glad you ask. You also don't have to schedule both at the same time to get that discount :) If you have had a maternity photoshoot with me, your in!

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