Sunrise Maternity Photo Session - Sandy Beach, Oahu, Hawaii
Maternity Photography FAQ
Aloha! Welcome to the Maternity photography FAQ section of my website.
My name is Anthony Calleja, and I am a maternity photographer based in Kapolei, Hawaii.
If there is anything I haven't answered here, please let me know, and I would be happy to answer when you get in touch.
Be In Touch!
When requesting availability for a maternity photo session booking, please provide as much detailed information as possible regarding your photography needs.
Please be sure to include the following:
- What dates will you be in Honolulu?
- Where will you be staying while visiting Oahu?
- What kind of maternity package are you interested in Reserving?
- What is your phone number?
- What's your partner's name?
- How many are in your group?
- What are your family members' names and ages?
- What is your preferred date, time, and location?
Meetings are by appointment only.
Calls and emails are always welcome. (808)3497917 - [email protected]
I will reply to your email within 12 hours of receiving your email.
Please check your spam folder if you did not receive my reply by then.
A great Hawaii maternity photographer will know how to use comfortable poses, artful lighting, complimentary fabrics, and careful retouching so that the final images showcase the best of your natural beauty. Whether you plan to keep the pictures for yourself and your partner or share them with close family and friends, your satisfaction with such intimate portraits will depend on the details. So be sure you select a photographer whose work you absolutely love.
One great thing about Oahu maternity pictures is how they can break through shallow notions of feminine beauty. Maternity photographs will flatter the unique form of the pregnant body and help the woman and her partner to feel a renewed sense of wonder and appreciation for the journey. If done right, you may be surprised at how much you treasure the pictures.
A: It is generally recommended to plan your Oahu maternity photography session in the late second or early third trimester. You want to be clearly showing but still feel comfortable enough to enjoy the process.
Planning an Oahu maternity session earlier than that and the belly may not be prominent enough, later than that and you may feel uncomfortable. But every woman and every pregnancy are different, so listening to your body is always a good idea.
Be sure to plan things early so you'll be sure to have your choice of a convenient time. The best Oahu maternity photographers can book up weeks in advance.
A: Because Oahu maternity photography requires such specialized techniques, it is important to find someone with plenty of experience. Photographers that may be good with other types of photography may not be able to deliver top quality maternity photographs.
Do some INTERNET searches and look over the options in your area. Look through each Oahu photographer's samples to get a sense of their style. Find pictures that put you at ease, touch you, and make you feel wonder. That's the photographer you want.
Anthony Calleja of Honolulu, Hawaii specializes in maternity photography. Take a look through his extensive portfolio and see how he captures the warmth and joy of motherhood.
A: Wear one of your favorite maternity outfits! Something comfortable and flattering to your form. A relaxed fit is good since you'll be moving into different poses. Mid-tone colors work best -- avoid busy patterns which can be distracting.
If you choose to work with Anthony, he can also recommend an assortment of fabric wraps to accentuate your form. The wraps give a more intimate look while keeping things completely discreet.
A: If you work with Anthony, the simple answer is "yes"!
As any mother-to-be knows, pregnancy is hard on the body. Additionally, everyone has variations and minor imperfections to begin with. Maternity photography will show more of you than usual, so extra care must be taken so the variations do not appear unflattering or distract from the focus of the picture: the beauty of motherhood.
A good Oahu maternity photographer will know how to light the scene softly, choose poses, and utilize clothing to flatter the form. Additionally, they will perform professional quality digital retouching so that any unflattering marks can be removed. This process takes great skill since they must be sure to maintain a natural looking result.
Look for examples in the Oahu maternity photographer's work that demonstrates how they capture the beauty in a natural way. Unless they specialize in maternity photography, a photographer's work may come across looking either unsightly or plastic. Be sure you like your photographer's style before you book a session!
A: The preparations are similar to any other Hawaii photo shoot: just be prepared to look your best. It's a good idea to avoid any new or radical changes to your normal hygiene regimen just before the shoot, as new skin cleansing and hair care products could bring about unexpected results.
Being well rested will help, though it's sometimes difficult during pregnancy. Also eating light and healthy the day of the Hawaii Maternity shoot is a good idea so you don't feel bloated or hungry. This will help you look your best.