Your favourite outdoors location is probably a beautiful place evoking meaning to you, and we love the thought that a specially selected location will make the photography all the more meaningful.
Photoshoots have never been easier when the photographer comes to you. Held In the comfort of your own home or backyard, all you have to do is get ready and smile!
When it's warm inside and cold outside we love to shoot in one of our favourite Northern Beaches photography studios. Let the studio lights, canvas backdrop, warm outfit changes, and professional hair & makeup make your photoshoot experience special.
When is the best time to book and do a maternity shoot?
We photograph whenever you personally feel is the right time, however, our suggestion is around 37 weeks as the optimal term to photograph in terms of energy & vibrancy for the Mama to be. Book in anytime up to two weeks prior to your ideal shoot date to guarantee a spot.
Where does the photoshoot take place?
There are so many choices & our Photoshoot Producer will be in touch to work this out directly. Either at a favourite outdoor location like a beautiful beach, lake, or tree-laden park, a local flower field or orchard, farm or perhaps a special bushwalking track. The expecting Mama might choose to shoot in the comfort of her own home, or organise to shoot at a friend's home, as Hatched photographers are mobile so can come to you. Studio bookings are held at one of our regular Northern Beaches studios.
Who will be at the photoshoot?
From the Hatched team there will only be the photographer, a hair and makeup artist if you have seleced this add-on. Potentially, there will be a photographers’ assistant, depending on the complexity if your photoshoot. Occasionally, a videographer is onset shooting behind-the-scenes material, though we will always request client permission prior. Anyone else you would like to bring along is of course welcome, & you can discuss this with us prior to the day via your Photoshoot Producer.
What does the session fee include?
Hatched Photography currently offer two photographic packages and both include a photographer, professional hair and makeup artist, and a digital shareable album. One package is held in the studio with professional lighting, the other package is held at a location of your choice such as in the comfort of your home or your favourite outdoor location. For further information please see the online pricing page here.
Can extra prints of photobooks be purchased?
Our digital albums make printing easy, and we provide a list of the best printers we know to bring out image colours the way they were photographed to appear!
Can the order be sent as a gift?
Gifting a photoshoot is a favourite feature at Hatched, we will email the photoshoot voucher straight to the recipient for you.
How long does image delivery take after the photoshoot has happened?
A link to share and download the digital images is sent within three weeks after the day of your session.
Are all the digital files includes? Are RAW files available?
All useable digital files are included in the shareable, downloadable album. Raw and unedited files are not provided.
Are my images retouched?
All images will have professional colour enhancements and standard retouching. Three images are then selected for detailed professional retouching on the skin. At the end of your shoot, your photographer will show you the images, and the best portraits can be selected for detailed retouching straight away.
What do I wear and what do I bring to the shoot?
Once booked, your photoshoot producer sends detailed guidance, and basically - wear whatever feels comfortable. Bring options. Generally speaking, we suggest that skin tight around the belly will show up the curve nicely. Flowy and transparent options always work well with the golden hour. Your wardrobe colour palette is best when it matches your chosen background. We love an off-the-shoulder number. Avoid wearing underwear that indents and marks the skin (i.e. is too tight). Defo don’t wear fake or spray tan, which shows up in photography in an unflattering manner. Avoid logos. If you are being photographed with immediate family, try to match your colour palette together - not your exact clothes. We suggest avoiding patterns as they can sometimes date a photograph. Check your nails are nice and your shoes are clean, or don't wear any shoes at all. And we love love love to recommend mamarentals.com.au who hire beautiful pregnancy frocks specifically for photoshoots and events more affordably.
How do I redeem a gift card?
If you have been given the most precious keepsake gift of Hatched photography maternity portrait photos with a Sydney metro pregnancy photoshoot, here’s how to redeem your gift card:
1. Check Availability
Get started by checking the availability of your preferred photography date and time by contacting us through the contacts page. We recommend enquiring at least one month in advance of the photography date and allowing more time if there is a specific date in mind.
2. Confirm Your Date
When you receive confirmation of your photography availability, confirm your date and package (this is where you redeem your gift code.) If you wish to upgrade to a different package, no problem, simply let us know at email@example.com.
3. Plan your shoot
Tell us your style and preferences. Hatched headquarters will help confirm the final details with you & your photographer. Now all you need to do is get excited about your upcoming photoshoot!
Gift cards are non-refundable but will never expire, and can only be redeemed on shoots held in Sydney (metro & Northern beaches.)
More questions? Check out our FAQs or contact us directly.
Do you offer Corporate Gifting?
Absolutely! If you have a colleague going on maternity leave, we would love to help gift them the send off of a life time. Get in touch with our HQ today!
Do you visit baby showers?
We can incorporate a photoshoot activity into your baby shower event, or tag it onto the day (pref before the event so the Mama still feels fresh & fantastic for the shoot!) Just ask out HQ for details
Can I book a Babymoon shoot?
Absolutely - Babymoon's are very special holidays to honour the belly & Mama, and we love helping document this time. Ask our HQ for more info!