Maternity

Maternity studio sessions are very planned & styled photo sessions that occur in a studio and take more time. Where inspiration can be manifested into magnificent beautiful beautiful-looking photos that are not found in an outdoor setting. We have a professional studio in Jacksonville at a private commercial building that offers plenty of space to create these magical-looking photos.

Maternity photography is a moment to capture your pregnancy and the exceptional feeling during this time. Generally, maternity photos are done around the 28-36 week time frame, however, if you are having twins perhaps earlier. Don’t wait to the last minute to schedule us we get booked up to 2-3 months in advance. We have a large commercial studio fully dedicated photography studio to create some of our fantastic work located in Arlington, Jacksonville FL. We have maternity & newborn packages along with 1st-year milestones. Additionally, our maternity clients can use our client closet filled with dresses, robes, and accessories. Take a look at our maternity photo gallery below.

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Fine Art Maternity Basic

$495

Includes:

  • 60 minutes session in our studio
  • Up for 1-2 outfits/scenes
  • Complete posing and direction through your session
  • 10 edited & lightly retouched digital images
  • Free access to our client closet during session
  • Gallery proofs of unedited photos sent to client for selection
  • Partner/sibling poses included (optional)

Fine Art Maternity Complete

$695

Includes:

  • 120 minutes session in our studio
  • Up for 1-4 outfits/scenes
  • Complete posing and direction through your session
  • 20 edited & lightly retouched digital images
  • Free access to our client closet during session
  • Gallery proofs of unedited photos sent to client for selection
  • Partner/sibling poses included (optional)

Maternity & Newborn Basic Package

$995

Includes:

  • Fine Art Studio Maternity Complete 1 hour session with 10 photos ($495) 
  • Fine Art Studio Newborn Complete 1-2 hour session with 10 photos ($595)
  • Includes Family session add-on for newborn session ($50)
  • Requires a deposit of $150, a $350 payment day of maternity session and the balance first of either 30 days after maternity session or at newborn session)
  • Gallery proofs of unedited photos sent to client for selection

Maternity & Newborn Complete Package

$1295

Includes:

  • Fine Art Studio Maternity Complete 2 hour session with 20 photos ($695) 
  • Fine Art Studio Newborn Complete 2-3 hour session with 20 photos ($795)
  • Includes Family session add-on for newborn session ($50)
  • Requires a deposit of $150, a $545 payment day of maternity session and the balance first of either 30 days after maternity session or at newborn session)
  • Gallery proofs of unedited photos sent to client for selection

Additional Options

Outdoor Session time blocks are Evening only

Additional Digital Images $25/each

Combine with milk bath $195

Special Add-Ons

Overlays added to photo $50/ea.

Composite images are starting from $95/ea.

Photos are delivered within 3 weeks of client selection

Rush Fee 72hr delivery – Starting from $150

Outdoor and on location – $150 plus additional travel click to see photo guide for more details and location ideas

Scene selections are done after booking

Free to use during your session- Selections are made after booking your appointment.

Extra voluminous sheer pink Tulle Robe. Pink slip available.

ONE SIZE

Shoulderless dress with sheer bishop sleeves and skirt

MEDIUM – LARGE

Classy peach with exposed belly and extended length for dramatic poses

LARGE

Open belly fluffy tulle gown

LARGE

sleek pink with long train and no sleeves

SMALL

pink fitted gown with off-shoulder sleeves and long sheer train

ONE SIZE

Off-shoulder top and fitted skirt for contoured look with exposed belly

MEDIUM

Lush tulle robe with delicate lace bodysuit

MEDIUM – LARGE

Lush tulle robe with elegant volume

ONE SIZE

Long flying dress for extravagant and dramatic compositions

Medium

Open front, luxurius and glamorous

ONE SIZE

Fitted purple gown with off-shoulder sleeves and long extended sheer train

ONE SIZE

fitted, off shoulder sleeves, bold and luxurious feel

MEDIUM

golden yellow fitted dress with train that opens in the back

MEDIUM

Custom Designed dress by IAMDeborah with removable cape and removeable gloves. Features stretch, embellished fabric with open slit and corset for adjustable sizing. Exlusive Dress for Carolennys Studios by Fashion Designer @iam_deborah_m

ADJUSTABLE TO SIZES 6 – 16

Sheer gown with voluminous sleeves and open front

LARGE

Deep emerald color with front slit and long bell sleeves

XLARGE

Dramatic sheets for creative tosses and dressed for poses. Also available in Gold.

ONE SIZE

long sleeve blue fitted gown with chiffon over cloak and extended train

XLARGE

Voluminous sheer orange Tulle Robe with open front

ONE SIZE

Extra Long and flowy gown for dramatic effect

ONE SIZE

Elegant taffeta dress off-shoulder puff model design

ONE SIZE

Dramatic sheets for creative tosses and poses. Also available in Emerald Green.

ONE SIZE

Sheer drape for creative posing

ONE SIZE

White lace see-through gown with long sleeves. Best accompanied with you skin color neutral undergarments

MEDIUM

long sleeves with open front, sheer extend skirt for dramatic poses

MEDIUM

White lace see-through gown with romantic off-shoulder sleeves

LARGE

Shoulderless dress with sheer bishop sleeves and open front

MEDIUM – LARGE

Silver fitted gown with chiffon over cloak and off-shoulder hanging sleeves, with extended train

LARGE

Black lace fitted see-through gown with tulle mermaid bottom

MEDIUM

White lace see-through gown with sleeves. Best accompanied with black undergarments

MEDIUM

Fitted and contouring for high contrast images and emphasizing curves

MEDIUM – LARGE

Fitted and contouring for sophisticated and sexy high contrast images that show of your beautiful bump.

MEDIUM – LARGE

This netted, rhinestone bodysuit is elastic and makes you look the bomb.com

ONE SIZE

Pearl body chain bra necklace

ONE SIZE

long lace gloves, with moldable wavy hat

ONE SIZE

Flexible Angel Wings for creative & dynamic poses

ONE SIZE

Gold and white pearly crown to give a touch of elegance

ONE SIZE

Bold red floral halo crown/headpiece for dramatic and bold statement

ONE SIZE

long black veil for artist and moody poses

ONE SIZE

Gold Sun Halo headpiece with gold floral details

ONE SIZE

A gold sun halo headpiece with stars at the tips

ONE SIZE

A pleasantly simple gold sun halo crown

ONE SIZE

Full gold crown for dramatic and luxurious look

ONE SIZE

Elegant full crown for maternal glamour

ONE SIZE

Floral crown for maternal ethereal look

ONE SIZE

Dramatic, large red flower statement headwear

ONE SIZE


Still have questions?


When thinking of your maternity session, it is important to decide what you would like out of your session and pictures. For some, a simple documentation of their bump along with their family is plenty to mark this moment. For others, it is an opportunity to showcase your changing maternal shape in a way that not only documents but honors the rite of womanhood. If this sounds like you, you might be looking for a Studio/Fine Art Maternity session.

Carolennys shoots a beautiful Maternity session
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Trusting the vision of Carolennys Studios
maternity session in studio with surprise proposal
Carolennys shoots a beautiful Maternity session
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Carolennys shoots a beautiful Maternity session
Trusting the vision of Carolennys Studios

Pregnancy is a journey

Being a mom of 4 beautiful children, I understand the hardships that we must endure to create precious babies. Perhaps you have not reached these moments yet, from back aches, to feeling nauseous, swelling feet, and constant fatigue. We sometimes forget the most wonderful parts, from having radiant hair like never before, glowing skin, and extra curves in the right places. Embracing the benefits can help ensure that you have the confidence that you should feel and sheer joy of what is to come. Your path to motherhood in Jacksonville, FL has some advantages, like not having to deal with snow, even though when your overheating the cool temperature would be welcoming. When planning to do your Maternity photo session first thing you will have to think about is indoors or outdoors. While both have advantages and disadvantages, you have to think of what you would want to achieve from the photos. Below I put a pros & cons comparison to help with the decision process.

Sleep is an essential part of feeling & looking great. As sleep gets harder I would recommend investing in a body pillow to reduce back pain and tossing and turning all night. Taking extra moments to do nice walks will help relax you and reduce your stress. Yes all these things will help make your photography session turn even more magical.

Typically we like to schedule our maternity sessions between 28-36 weeks depending on your personal comfort and availability. Unless you have twins like I did, that changes the timelines a lot earlier. The goal is to have some roundness while also retaining enough mobility for posing. If you have specific ideas you would to discuss or questions in general feel free to contact us. Don’t worry if you are not sure how to pose and what to do, we will guide you along and help you pose while making sure you are comfortable and most importantly enjoying yourself.

We like to schedule newborns at the same time as maternity sessions, even though they are tentative dates. It helps us plan for their arrival. Plus, your first thought is not I need to schedule my photographer, when your giving birth, I reassure you it is not what you will be thinking about at the moment. But like most things when so much is happening in our lives, time will pass quickly and we will forget to schedule these or get to them too late to capture what we wanted in the first place. We do book far in advance to make sure we can accommodate changes and not overbook ourselves.

There is a large community in the Jacksonville Moms group and has lots of information you may be thinking about in the future. Check them out Jacksonville Mom and they even provide info on where activities are happening or meet-ups for parents.

I’ve done my share of maternity shoots, but I must certainly admit that whoever came up with the milk bath concept is pure genius!

Not only does a milk bath gloriously embody the matron-hood of a woman in the prime of gestation, the canvas that is created with the milk, flowers, and contours of a woman’s perfectly round belly create a divine composition with all of the principles of design uniquely converging into an epic work of art. 

A frame perfectly balanced in its asymmetry, and a poignant rose on a curved belly that creates emphasis, contrast, and unity all at the same time, while sprinkled petals, flowers, and limbs radiate with rhythm and movement. Alas, it is a milk bath perfection.  

This is an add-on option we offer in our studio for a maternity session.

On your session day we strong encourage you to get plenty of rest the night before. Ensure to set aside any props, dresses, or special items you want to include in your photos. Arrive early, since sometimes traffic and other circumstances can cause us to be late.

  • Moisturize that belly!
  • Gather your props to bring along – ultrasound printout, alphabet blocks that spell your baby’s name, baby shoes, stuffed animals, flowers, whatever you’ve seen in other maternity photos that you like.
  • Wear whatever you feel comfortable and pretty in – We have a complimentary client closet, with many choices. However, you are welcome to bring in some of your own fits – long, flowy skirts, especially solids are nice, and strapless bras that coordinate with them. Tube dresses are great for showing off your shape. Bring a pair of regular jeans, not the belly panel ones. A button-up shirt also makes it easy to transition into showing your belly.
  • If you’re doing semi-nude/implied nude photos, nipple covers or pasties can help you feel a bit more comfortable. Consider each gown choice and select appropriate undergarments: bras and underwear will create noticeable lines on your skin, so choose comfortable fitting or seamless underwear. Nude or skin tone colors are usually the most versatile, unless it specifically coordinates with the look.
  • Do bring your significant other! Sweet couple photos can be a great way to capture the love in this special moment. If you are including a partner or children, they should bring outfits that coordinate with what you’ll be wearing. The focus should always be on you, your expressions, your emotions, your personality, your joy and your connection.
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We do both indoor & outdoor sessions

Our Commercial Studio is located at 1807 Rogero Rd, Jacksonville FL

We created a great list for our outdoor photo spots Here

Pros:

  • Nature – natural elements in your photography like the beach
  • Space – especially if you are brining your family to run around
  • Energy – the appeal of being outdoors and freedom to move around
  • Light – capturing the glow from a sunrise or sunset is only done outdoors

Cons:

  • Weather – In Florida, weather is unpredictable. Rain, humidity, heat and wind can all be problematic factors.
  • Comfort – Limited seating and comforts that you would want while pregnant are generally unavailable outdoors.
  • Distance – some of the locations require lots of walking before you arrive to the specific spot for the photos.
  • Bugs – it is Florida after all, we get lots of them. Sometimes they can create difficulties during a photo session.
  • People – sometimes people like to get into your pictures or not allow space to take it at all.
  • Privacy – changing rooms are not always available if a dress change is needed. Also, nude or semi-nude shots may be difficult to achieve, not to mention un-comfortable.
  • Restrooms – not all locations have this available and can put unneeded pressure to accomplish desired photographic outcomes. (cleanliness in public restrooms can also be an issue)

Pros:

  • Comfort – we climate control and plenty of comfortable seating for our mothers in waiting.
  • Weather – don’t have to worry about rain, heat, humidity, or strong winds.
  • Lighting- we can create effects with studio lighting that
  • Privacy – In our private studio, we can limit who is in our building so that you can feel comfortable throughout your session, especially with nude to semi nude shots.
  • Changing Areas- We have a dressing room with a full length mirror and make up counter for touchups throughout your session.
  • Dresses – We have a vast client closet with plenty of wardrobe options that are only available for studio use.
  • Fine Art Ready – Images will have a clean sharp look to them ready to print and display in your home..
  • Restrooms – we have large, clean, ADA compliant restroom within our studio.

Cons:

  • Posed looks – Won’t get that walking along the beach feeling here. However, we can still achieve candid feels that capture genuine emotions and connections.
  • Sunsets – yeah those are only outdoors