Session Details

maternity photography seattleMaternity Session

For a maternity photo session, I ask that you book it when you are around 7 to 8 months pregnant. If you are carrying more than one baby, its probably best to schedule sooner.  When you do come to a photo session, it is best to bring clothes that not only flatter your complexion but also accentuate your belly.

  • Men’s button down shirt or cardigans
  • Tank Tops, Sport Bra, Tube Top (preferably black)
  • Maternity jeans and Regular jeans (to unbutton)
  • Black pants, skirt, leggings or capris
  • Stuffed Animal or other sentimental items
  • Ultra Sound photos
  • Bows
  • Lingerie, Bra Sets, (Nude and Black)
  • Jerseys
  • Heels and other accessories
  • Coordinating outfits for your significant other

I have few flowy maternity dresses, sheer materials and alphabet blocks. Your hands will show so manicure is recommended. Face powders and oil blotters are good idea to eliminate shine.

Let me know if you have long hair because I will bring out my studio fan.

Please be sure to wear loose fitting clothing for the few hours before you session to avoid marks from bra straps or elastic waist bands.

Newborn Session

If you are planning to book a newborn photo session, I ask that you do so before they are two weeks old.  Generally, a baby that is 2 weeks old or younger have more of that “curled” look and they tend to be asleep for longer periods at a time.

I will be taking mostly bare shots of the baby with just a diaper cover, or in their birthday suit.  However,  if you have a an outfit (such as stuffed animals, blankets and sentimental items) you would like the baby to take photos with, please bring those. I have most of the knitted hats and props, but if you also have some knitted items or props, definitely bring those too. Parents should wear black shirts or white shirts (depending on which look you prefer).  Changing clothes is recommended for parents in case there is an accident. :)

Make sure your newborn has a VERY FULL belly before you leave to come to the studio.  The full belly is to ensure that once you get to my studio we can start right with posing.  If you can keep your newborn up for 1-2 hours before coming that would help to make them a little sleepier for the session.

Mommies sit in the side of the studio during the session so that we can keep the newborn peaceful.  Sometimes if they smell or hear you that can make them restless and harder to pose.  It’s amazing how newborns work and their drive to eat!!  If your newborn needs to feed during the session, you can nurse in the studio or if you bring a bottle then I can feed your newborn.  I prefer to have a bottle, but if you are only nursing then we can take time out for that.  Also please bring a binkie for soothing.  Binkie works wonders while I pose them.   The studio is set to 85 degrees so make sure and dress light.  If you get too warm in the studio, feel free to step out the back door to cool off!  Again, your newborn needs to have a FULL belly before coming to the studio.

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  • Rosaline HamptonFebruary 3, 2016 - 5:10 pm

    Hi Alicen,

    I’ve been looking through so many newborn photography websites and when I found yours, I completely fell in love with your work! I’m due on 3/21/16, so in about 7 wks. Are you available around that time for a newborn shoot? looking forward to hearing from you! Thank you!

    • alicenlumFebruary 4, 2016 - 8:02 am

      Hi Rosaline! Thank you so much for considering me to do your newborn photography session. I Can actually pre-book you for 3/29 and if baby arrives sooner we can reschedule as long as you contact me as soon as baby is here. I’ll email you the details. AlicenReplyCancel

  • Lakesha WilliamsJuly 20, 2014 - 1:50 am


    I totally fell in love with the photographer’s photos Mrs. B from the Seattle office. I’m requesting a maternity shoot for Aug 2 or Aug 3. I’ll be 26 weeks, but I have a history of preterm births, so I’d like to get some photos in just in case my little guy wants to come early like my first.ReplyCancel

  • Carla GallardoJune 2, 2014 - 1:28 am


    I am interested in a maternity photo shoot. I will be 7 months pregnant in a week and would like to schedule an appointment mid or end of June. Also, do you only do indoor studio photos? I wanted some nice outdoor pictures since its been getting warmer. Please let me know.

    Thank you,


    • alicenlumJune 2, 2014 - 10:01 pm

      Hi Carla!

      Thank you for your inquiry!! I have emailed you regarding the maternity session.


  • Anum MirzaMay 6, 2014 - 9:00 pm

    Hi, Im intertested in booking a session for newborn picture and family pictures. Please let me know if you’ll be availble for Saturday May 31st. And also please let me know the cost of newborn and family pictures. Thanks.ReplyCancel