Your body is creating a miracle and not every woman is able to do that! When I was pregnant with my two boys, I did not feel beautiful or magazine worthy. But, I am extremely grateful that I did maternity sessions with each pregnancy because not that they are older, they look at the photos and say “Mom? Is that me in your belly or is that brudder?” - Christian Age 3.
Don’t miss out on this new chapter in your life. 15 years from now, you’ll regret not doing a shoot. You’ll never regret you did it.
Why you should have Maternity Photos done.
Girllll, we get it. You may not feel like your old self, you may not be comfortable or you may feel absolutely amazing! But, think 15 years from now when your baby is all grown up and you just want to remember the moments of when they were in your belly, the little kicks and the hiccups. OHHHH! The cute hiccups at 10pm when your trying to sleep but want to feel your baby swim in your tummy.
Here is a link to our favorite blog: 7 reasons why you should take maternity photos.
You are an amazing woman and why not pamper yourself so you can look back at these moments and remember it all! A few days before your session, get a manicure and pedicure! It’s important for you time before this little miracle is going to keep you up all night long ;) The day of your session, add on hair and makeup but our favorite stylists to make you feel like a million bucks. Then go out for a date night with your partner to celebrate your family!
When to take maternity pictures.
We recommend taking maternity photos in the 7th or 8th month of pregnancy. Anything later in the pregnancy is a risk since baby came come anytime after 36 weeks. You will also have your beautiful growing belly, but none of the swelling and too much uncomfortableness yet. We want you to feel beautiful and have an enjoyable experience.
If you do go into labor early, do not worry about us. We completely understand if nature wants to take its course early. This is another reason why we prefer to do sessions sooner so that there is less of a risk of early labor. Once everything settles down, we can reschedule at your convenience.
What types of locations do you like?
Are you having a summer baby? We love to photograph maternity sessions on the beach! We shoot on weekdays to reduce the amount of tourists and 45 minutes before sunset. We also use off camera flash to capture the beautiful colors in the sky.
Are you having a winter baby?
Our Burlington New Jersey studio is a wonderful year ‘round location but is best for winter. We can do formal posed photos and also quick shots right outside in the historic area.
Tips for cute maternity pictures
During our design consultation that is included in all of our creative fees, we go over all of your expectations. That starts with outfits to what your end goal is for your photos. Here is a link to our pinterest board with lots of ideas for outfits. Below are a few of the exclusive maternity gowns that we offer to our clients.
Do you know how to pose yourself? I don’t know how to pose myself haha! We have done extensive training on how to pose and what poses are best for different body shapes. Here is a link to our favorite maternity poses.
Location of your shoot is super important. Our address is 249 High Street, Burlington NJ 08016. We are right in the heart of the historical district in Burlington County. We also shoot as many surrounding locations such as Palmyra Nature Cove (click the link for our most recent shoot), Smithville Mansion, Sayen Gardens and more!
Maternity Shoot ideas
We love to get creative with our clients! Here is a link to 5 creative and beautiful maternity photo shoot ideas.
Types of sessions we do: In studio or on location. Individually, couples or family portraits as well.
Keep scrolling to see our portfolio below!
Hiring a professional photographer
When hiring a professional photographer, it is very important to make sure they are insured. This means they are a legal and tax paying business. Anyone who is not insured, does not pay Uncle Sam and we all know we do not want to deal with Uncle Sam more then we have to. Also, being insured also covers you for if the photographer loses your images, breaks something of yours or (knock on wood) you get hurt in their studio. Here is a link to 8 reasons to hire a professional photographer blog post.
Where is our studio?
We are location in the historic district of Burlington NJ. The address is 249 High Street, Burlington NJ 08016. We love our quant and quiet studio so much! It matches our style and brand perfectly. If you remember Café Gallery, we are right down the street. The restaurant is now called Riverview and provides and amazing meal. We also are right around the corner from Brickwall Tavern. It has amazing craft beers! We are also a short walk from wonderful antique shops. We also find a lot of unique props in these shops. We are only 10 minutes off of 295 and 8 minutes from Chick Fil a. ;) Studio Parking is right on the street or we have parking lots behind our studio. Only a short 3 minute walk. If it is raining, we can show you a drop off spot to bring baby in quickly.
Jackie is the owner and artist for Stinsman Photography. Alyssa is the assistant that you will most likely speak to first via email or text message. Jackie sticks to her expertise of photography and art while Alyssa handles client communication. Jackie loves to get creative with any requests from our families and Alyssa makes sure that clients feel taken care of before they even come in for their session.
Exclusive deals for booking your sessions with us!
Book your newborn session with us and you can participate in our Belly Grow Program! Come in once a month to have a photo taken by yourself to capture the progression of your growing baby! Then at your 9 month session, we can design you a custom wall art piece showing the progression of your belly! How cool!
Book both maternity and newborn at the same time and you receive our Baby Plan free! ($195 value) Our baby plan includes 3 sessions : Sitting up around 8-9 months, first birthday before or after and a family session after their first birthday. Many of our clients start a gallery wall of their babies first year or album volume set!