Let’s preserve this season of joy and anticipation with vibrant, joy-filled photos
Celebrate the past, present and future
As parents-to-be, your life is about to change. I want to capture ALL the emotions you and your partner are feeling right now: wonder + awe for the miracle taking place inside you, the unbridled joy in this time of waiting, and the overwhelming love you already feel for this tiny human you haven’t even met yet!
Relaxed & Easy-Paced
I want to give you and your partner the chance to slow down and enjoy and cherish each other and this new life you’ve made. My maternity sessions are relaxed and easy-paced – I want them to be a time of reflection, comfort and joy.
Fun & Lighthearted
My maternity sessions will always be more low-key than a family session but I make sure they are equally as fun. With silly prompts, little games, and your goofball of a photographer, these sessions will leave you feeling light, happy and excited for what’s to come.
• One hour session at a location of your choice
• Complimentary wardrobe styling service
• Access to the Mary Catherine Photography Session Prep Guide
• Travel up to 30 miles from the 22314 zip code
• Any digital image files or print products.
All purchases will be made after you receive your gallery, with packages starting at $825. Most clients spend between $1,000 and $1,500 on this experience.
Does this sound like something you’d like to chat about more?
Hey there, I’m Mary Catherine! I’m a family, newborn and maternity photographer with 12+ years of experience based in Washington, DC and Northern Virginia.
If you’re looking for an easy and stress-free maternity photography experience with a photographer who will help you every step of the way, look no further.
When you work with me, you can expect a style guide + access to my online styling service, an extensive session prep guide PLUS a fun, low-key portrait session that will feel more like a date night or fun family outing than a chore.
I recommend booking your maternity session as early as you can! Most expecting parents reach out once they've entered their second trimester.
I recommend booking your maternity session between 31 and 35 weeks. At this point, your bump is prominent, but we won’t be so close to your due date that you are uncomfortable AND we won’t risk you going into labor before your session!
We can do your maternity session at your home or at another location of your choice. If you’re looking for a more relaxed and informal experience (think: cuddling on the bed, maybe cooking breakfast or enjoying coffee in the kitchen, etc.), an in-home session might be what you're looking for. If you want to glam yourself up and wear something more polished, an on-location outdoor shoot is your best bet.
My number one rule is comfort!! I'm not going to force you to wear a maxi dress if you'd rather wear a chunky sweater and jeans. I want you to love what you're wearing and love how you feel in it! My only requirement is you run the colors by me. Certain colors work better than others at different locations and in different light! I also have an entire guide ready for you with guidance on what to wear, what NOT to wear, what colors are best for each season, my favorite clothing shops and more – PLUS an invitation to my online styling service!