maternity sessions

"It's the most powerful creation to have life growing inside of you, there is no bigger gift."

- Beyonce

I just love being able to capture a glimpse in this amazing short little time in motherhood for my clients, that little bundle will be in your arms before you even know it. This is amongst my favorite parts of my amazing job. It is here then gone almost before you can blink. It is one of the most special times as this is where the love grows and the bonding moments are remembered forever. With those little flutters and kicks, our hearts also grow bigger filled with love and joy and fears for the beautiful life to come. I am blessed to capture this moment in your story on this beautiful journey. This session is meant to be filled with love and connection and belly kisses and the beauty of it all. So cuddle up and cozy in and embrace all the love of this beautiful time.

"Melissa is definitely passionate about what she does and has a kind soul"

- Amanda Britz -Alvares

the images

I aim to book these sessions usually between 30-34 weeks and no more than 36 weeks as life just gets a little more uncomfortable as that little bundle gets bigger towards the end of this part of your journey. We will pick the perfect location or can shoot in studio or in the comfort of your own home. For outdoor sessions I aim to shoot at that glowy golden hour part of the day. This is generally an hour and a half after the sun rises or before the sun sets. The sun is beautiful and low setting that glowy background and some sun flare on a beautiful clear day. We will also go over styling prior and I do like to get involved and I suggest a gown or a dress, one that may flow in the wind if we are lucky enough to get a little. I do offer a few or I have suggestions of where to get one and we will plan any other outfits around what Momma is wearing. I will bring a quilt or blanket to cozy up on, all you need is that feeling of love and warmth and joy and I will capture those intimate moments with you and that growing little and your love or family.

what to expect

most popular

40 minute session
15 edited images
high resolution digital files

small package


1 hour session
45  edited images
high resolution digital files

full session


Full Maternity session, Newborn session, sitter , and 1 year cake smash.  45 images each

Motherhood package