Portland Maternity photography
We had so much fun capturing how excited these two are for their baby girl! We chose a nature park right outside of Portland. Mom was absolutely glowing. She treated herself to professional hair and makeup and used a gorgeous silver gown out of my client closet. We can't wait to meet you, baby girl!
Um, gorgeous day, beautiful spring, and stunning mama?! Yes please! I love celebrating what work you went through to make that baby during your session. Mamas are so strong and our bodies are amazing! This Portland park was absolutely full of blooms and perfect for her session!
Summer at the river
Summer maternity sessions mean we can have a beautiful time at the beach in Portland on Sauvie Island. How perfect is it that the Columbia River makes this gorgeous sandy beach?!
breathtaking • moments • captured
Whether you have been dreaming about an editorial studio maternity session, or an outdoor location that captures the beauty of you AND the Pacific Northwest, I've got you covered. Your body is amazing and making a new little person! You deserve the best to celebrate this time in your life. I will guide you through everything, from professional hair and makeup, to outfits, to what to do with your hands. Your experience will be stress-free, and more importantly, fun!
Let's celebrate how gorgeous you are during this fleeting time
You've now seen my work and would like to chat about a session! Yay! Reach out to me from the contact page and get more information on maternity sessions so we can see if we are a great fit! I will fill you in on the pricing, locations, hair and makeup artist available, and the dresses in my client closet. Will you do an indoor or outdoor session, or both? Let me help you figure it all out so you can just relax and be pretty!
1. Say Hello
2. let's make it official
If we are an awesome fit and you're ready to get on my calendar - let's make it all official! I will send you over the agreement and invoice for your $300 session fee. I will get you booked in with my favorite hair and makeup artist at the studio right before our session so you will be looking and feeling your best! And it's not just hair and makeup that's provided, my whole client closet is available for you as well! All the dresses you see here in my portfolio are in my client closet for you to use, and more! I'm always keeping an eye out for the most flattering, photogenic dresses and fabric available!
3. ask me Anything
I know every mama wants to look absolutely stunning for her maternity session. It's a celebration of all you have gone through to get to this point! Studio sessions take place at my Portland, Oregon studio. If you would like outdoors as well, that's available. All of my outdoor locations are natural beauty- fields and places with pretty views. If you choose an outdoor session, it will be close to sunset for that soft, golden light that is so flattering. We will plan out our start time depending on what season it is, with the outfits you feel most beautiful in and go from there!
4. The big day
The day has come and it's session time! I am of course, super excited to see you all dolled up! After you go through hair and makeup at the studio, we will typically start in studio and then move outside we will explore the scenery together to get you in the most beautiful places and light. I will go through my workflow to get a variety of looks. Some moms may do standing and sitting. Some do laying down too. I will work around your comfort level. You may have picked to do several outfits. If you do two, I will bring a pop-up changing tent so we don't have to change locations. The whole thing will take about an hour per location and your partner is totally welcome as well!
5. your photographs
Shortly after your session, I will send over your soft proofed images of you looking like a maternal goddess. You will pick your favorites, and I will deliver the final product within a week! From there, we will figure out how you would like to save these images for generations to come! Your final gallery will have options to order an album, canvases, framed prints, and more! There is no obligation to purchase from me, since every collection comes with the high-resolution digital images. But it's an easy, high quality option there for you!
$300 Session Fee FOR A FULL Maternity SESSION
professional hair and makeup
studio and/or outdoor locations
client closet of designer gowns
DIGITAL COLLECTIONS AND PRINTS PURCHASED AFTER SESSION
COLLECTIONS START AT $900
Maternity sessions are typically done between 28 and 34 weeks, when your belly is nice and round but you are still able to move around easily and are comfortable. My studio is located on the Westside of Portland and fully stocked to create your perfect portrait experience. For those wanting outdoors, I have selected locations around Hillsboro, Beaverton, the Columbia River Gorge, and the Coast for their beautiful light and scenery.
I have a curated collection of beautiful gowns for you to choose from. Of course, you are welcome to wear something of your own too, and I will recommend boutiques that I know will come in time and be quality. I want your experience to be as easy as possible so I will help you plan everything.
You are going to want to remember this very fleeting time, when you were growing your perfect baby. I have professionally printed, heirloom quality artwork available for you to keep your memories for generations to come. It's so special to show your child when they are older the time when they were in your belly. My children love seeing my maternity pictures now that they are older!
"I can't speak highly enough of Ann Marshall! Right from our initial talks, she made me feel at ease knowing that I and eventually my newborn baby would be in friendly, competent, and professional hands when capturing this special moment in our lives. We were originally set on doing our maternity shoot outdoors in the snow, but with the unpredictable PNW weather, Ann was very understanding, accommodating, and helpful when that plan had to be changed a number of times. She was extremely personable, laid-back, and made the session fly by in the blink of an eye without any discomfort or stress (a huge feat to ask for someone who doesn't enjoy being photographed!). I can't wait to continue to work with Ann and see the beautiful photos she captures of our baby girl after her arrival!
"Ann was so amazing! I was very nervous at first because I hate being in front of the camera but she made me feel comfortable the whole way through. She is super nice and talks you through all of the poses and makes you feel very beautiful. Her set up and clients closet is amazing. I can not wait to go back for more pictures!"
"Ann was amazing to work with! She made me comfortable & confident during my maternity session. She’s professional through & through. Pregnancy isn’t always a time you feel great about the many changes of your body, but Ann has captured the glowing beauty you never really see until someone else points it out. I cannot say enough good things! Thank you Ann!"
"Ann was awesome to work with! She made it easy and comfortable to pose for photos, something I'm not used to doing every day. It was fun getting to know her during our shoot, and the photos were beautiful!"
"My husband and I loved working with Ann! She made the entire process so enjoyable, from trying on dresses the week before the shoot to giving us a great variety in our gallery with different outfits, settings, poses, etc. We got exactly the kind of vibe and setting we wanted. Ann was so kind and fun, and I would absolutely recommend getting maternity photos done with her!"
“What can I say about Ann?! She is simply the best! Ann is the whole package deal. She is caring and patient, kind and funny. She’s amazing with children and always gets the best smiles out of my daughter. She’s flexible on locations, which I’m so grateful for. Her photos capture all the beauty in the scene. You won’t know which ones to put up, since they are all so beautiful."
“Ann was so welcoming and friendly from the beginning. She was open to any requests we had for our maternity shoot and always had plenty of suggestions when we were unsure of what we wanted for location, style, etc. She was there to answer any questions and provided an amazing client closet that helped me feel great in this new and exciting time. On picture day we had questionable weather but her calm and cheerful attitude made our experience so fun. She was able to capture our relationship and excitement for this new baby perfectly! Finally selecting photos was a very quick and easy process. My husband and I are very grateful we got to work with her!."
"Ann was great to work with for my first maternity shoot! She made me feel relaxed, even though I am not the most comfortable in front of a camera. The photos turned out beautifully!"
"Amazing photos! I did a studio maternity session with Ann and it was amazing. She has a beautiful in home studio with a great client closet and many accessories. All I had to do is show up and select from her outfits. She also preselected some accessories and helped put together many gorgeous looks which was so helpful if you feel overwhelmed with a lot of options. The photos were stunning and definitely boosted the third trimester self-image.
Along with her beautiful studio, closet, and photography talent Ann has a welcoming personality that will make any model feel comfortable in front of her camera. Thank you for helping our family remember such a wonderful experience in such a beautiful light."