Simple Sophisticationmaternity photographer Charlotte NC

Frequently asked Maternity Questions

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.


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 gold cart ride.

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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.


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 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!

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!

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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.

I am even gonna tell ya a great place to print from.

Do you shoot holiday mini sessions? How can I know about these?

Yes! Specific times of the year and especially in the fall and holiday months. You can sign

up for our VIP email below to get first dibs on scheduling before they go to social media. sessions book SUPER fast.

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